In a follow-up on the cholera situation in the Dominican Republic, the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MISPAS) reported Monday of the confirmation of the second imported case of cholera in the country, in a 4 year old male Haitian national patient.
The minor entered the country, on November 18, through Dajabón, and was admitted to the Padre Fantino de Montecristi hospital, since he had been in Port-au-Prince, Haiti for two days, with symptoms of the disease.
On arrival at the hospital, the patient presented with watery diarrhea, vomiting, dry mouth, weak pulse, and drowsiness. He was immediately hydrated and stabilized, then the coprological sample was taken, obtaining the positive result for cholera on Sunday the 20th.
The report by epidemiologist Dr. Francisca Kasse certifies that currently the patient has not evacuated for 24 hours, and remains stable, in good spirits and appetite, but admitted for observation purposes.
Similarly, the Provincial Health Directorate of Monte Cristi, carried out the epidemiological fence, with close relatives, determining that the minor only resides with his parents, who were medicated preventively because so far they do not present symptoms of the disease.
The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MISPAS) continues to work on the preventive alert for this disease, executing actions for the early detection of cases, through the activation of response mechanisms to act against a suspicious case with local institutions. .
Likewise, the Health authorities urge the population not to be alarmed and to remain attentive to the reports, in relation to the disease and to apply the measures in place.
In addition, continue with the following hygiene measure:
Consume well-cooked foods and drinks prepared with drinking water.
• Protect the water from possible means of infection and in all cases boil it before consumption.
• Wash hands frequently before eating food, and after going to the bathroom.
• Go to the nearest health center, in case of acute diarrhea.
•Notify the occurrence of cases to the Public Health authorities.
• Pay attention to the recommendations issued by the Ministry of Health.
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