Two new cases of cholera are reported in the Dominican Republic | News

The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (Mispas) of the Dominican Republic confirmed last Monday two new cases of cholera in the Caribbean country.


Second case of cholera confirmed in the Dominican Republic

According to the entity, the two cases detected correspond to a 30-year-old woman and her 6-year-old daughter, both patients presented symptoms of watery diarrhea, vomiting, dry mouth, receiving hydration and positive stool tests.

The health portfolio indicated that the mother and her daughter remain stable with more than 24 hours without bowel movements, are in good physical condition, maintaining hospitalization for observation, pending medical discharge soon.

The Dominican health agency also reported that it maintains epidemiological surveillance in the border area with Haiti, where no cases have been recorded.

On October 20 of this year, the first case of cholera imported into the Dominican Republic was diagnosed.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has indicated that Cholera is a communicable disease of bacterial origin and is spread through contaminated water or food consumption.