2010 Travel News ArchiveTravel

Cholera in the DR

In the Dominican Republic, close sanitary monitoring and educational awareness programs are aimed at preventing the spread of cholera from Haiti to the Dominican Republic. These proved effective in detecting and isolating the first case in a Haitian migrant worker returning from visiting friends and relatives in Haiti to his work in a construction project in the east. The case was confirmed on 16 November. Public Health Minister Bautista Rojas Gomez said that 13 suspected cases had been confirmed as of 3 December, most involving Haitian migrants. Cases affecting locals have occurred in Santo Domingo Province in the east and north municipalities. In Santiago there have been cases in Navarrete and Janico municipalities. For recent bulletins, see