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The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MISPAS), reported this Wednesday six new cases of cholera and nine other suspects, all correspond to a family nucleus detected in the Villa Liberación sector located in Santo Domingo Este, which are admitted under conditions of stable health.

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Among the six patients admitted, two are Haitian nationals who are in the Félix María Goico Hospital and the other four are pediatric patients who are in the Hugo Mendoza Hospital, receiving medical care.

Since the notification of the first confirmed case on 20 October 2022, to 18 January 2023, a total of 25 confirmed cases have been reported.

No deaths have been reported to date; however, Dr. Yocasta Lara, director of the Hospital Centers of the National Health Service (SNS), pointed out that the young woman who died at the Hospital del Almirante underwent a post-mortem test from which results are still awaited to confirm or rule out cholera.

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The Vice Minister of Collective Health, Dr. Eladio Pérez, said some 85,000 vaccines against cholera are expected to be received next week, which will be applied in the most vulnerable areas, such as those on the banks of the Isabela River and others.