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    I heard from my inlaws there have been cases of diphtheria in Santo Domingo? Anyone heard about that? 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauricio View Post
    I heard from my inlaws there have been cases of diphtheria in Santo Domingo? Anyone heard about that? 
    Here's an article about flu and diphtheria cases being reported. https://www.diariolibre.com/m/notici...cana-YK9480441

    Saw on social media yesterday that doctors are recommending both children and adults get vaccinated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KateP View Post
    Here's an article about flu and diphtheria cases being reported. https://www.diariolibre.com/m/notici...cana-YK9480441

    Saw on social media yesterday that doctors are recommending both children and adults get vaccinated.

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    I hope not, Diptheria is not only deadly but highly contagious I recall an incident in the Philippines when on leave, something happened that spurred an alarm about an outbreak and Shore Patrol started rounding up every US Serviceman/woman on leave and shuttling them back to the ship post haste, no excuses no exceptions to rank etc First time I ever experienced anything like that, many of us thought hostilities had broken out and we were sailing the "round up" was so sudden and serious

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    reported in DR1 news this week.... more flu & now diptheria

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    Diphtheria was introduced by illegal Haitians. The first case ever of Diphtheria in the DR.

    The kid died a few days ago. Last Wednesday he moved from Haiti to Los Alcarrizos and died a couple of days later.

    Supposedly, Dominican immigration laws prohibits anyone with a disease from entering the DR, but that's in the case of legal migration.

    Symptoms of Diphtheria:


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    Quote Originally Posted by NALs View Post
    Diphtheria was introduced by illegal Haitians. The first case ever of Diphtheria in the DR.

    The kid died a few days ago. Last Wednesday he moved from Haiti to Los Alcarrizos and died a couple of days later.

    Supposedly, Dominican immigration laws prohibits anyone with a disease from entering the DR, but that's in the case of legal migration.

    Symptoms of Diphtheria:

    NALS....diptheria has been in the DR for years. it was not introduced some weeks ago by a border jumper..

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    Vaccine is very effective. Adults need a booster every 10 years. I'm betting many foreigners haven't had one since they were kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NALs View Post
    Diphtheria was introduced by illegal Haitians. The first case ever of Diphtheria in the DR.

    The kid died a few days ago. Last Wednesday he moved from Haiti to Los Alcarrizos and died a couple of days later.

    Supposedly, Dominican immigration laws prohibits anyone with a disease from entering the DR, but that's in the case of legal migration.

    Symptoms of Diphtheria:

    First case ever? The book of the dead at cityhall in Jarabacoa has many people dying from diphtheria in the 1950s and 60s.

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    ...the vaccine is in short supply...adults need a booster shot....children and old people are first on the list...

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    It most certainly can be deadly, if not treated especially in young and elderly and it is not a pleasant death.
    It is a rare disease but likely it could have come from Venezuela or Haiti, or somewhere in Asia, locations which have reported cases the past few years.
    The vaccination is a bit painful and one that can cause the bullseye scar, similar to the smallpox shot, which you may see on older people who used to get vaccinated for it.

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