The Dominican Ministry of Public Health, through the Vice Ministry of Collective Health and the Directorate of Epidemiology, has confirmed the first case of cholera in the country.
According to a press release issued by the ministry, a 32-year-old patient of Haitian nationality is being treated.
The patient entered the country on the 17th of this month from Port-au-Prince to the province of La Altagracia, presenting with acute diarrhea suspected of cholera. In addition, he suffers from amoebic colitis, acute pyelonephritis and pre-existing renal failure.
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She is admitted to the Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia Hospital in the municipality of Higüey and receives adequate treatment.