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Cholera deaths reaches 71 in Dominican Republic since last November

English.news.cn   2011-07-09 11:37:59 FeedbackPrintRSS

SANTO DOMINGO, July 8 (Xinhua) -- A total of 71 people had died from cholera-related diseases since last November, including nine deaths last week, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

The number of suspected cholera cases had risen to 10,760 after 1,014 new cases were registered alone in the last week.

With the arrival of the rainy season, the ministry has tightened measures to prevent the spread of Cholera and other diseases.

The first cholera cases in the Dominican Republic was detected in November 2010, one month after an outbreak started in neighboring Haiti.

Editor: Zhang Xiang
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