The Dominican Republic recorded the primary case of cholera, a diarrheal disease transmitted through food contaminated with the Vibrio Cholerae bacteria.
It’s a disease that’s transmitted by contact of the mouth with feces. The primary person to turn out to be infected was a girl who got here from Haiti and was captured by the surveillance system of the General Directorate of Epidemiology in town of Higüey.
She is a Haitian patient, 32 years old, who entered the Dominican Republic on October seventeenth from Port-au-Prince.
The patient presented acute diarrhea, suspicious for cholera. She also had amoebic colitis, acute pyelonephritis, and pre-existing renal failure.
The girl who’s positive for cholera is admitted to the Nuestra Señora de La Altagracia hospital, municipality of Higüey, where she receives the treatments she requires.
The health authorities immediately proceeded to make an epidemiological fence to stop the disease from spreading, because it is very infectious. It’s sought that anyone who has had contact with the patient has not been infected, which, in effect, has not been recorded.
With the infected woman, the diagnosis was achieved by the analytical intervention of the Dr. Defilló National Laboratory. It was specified that the sample tested positive for serogroup 01, serotype Ogawa. Authorities insist that almost all cholera patients have mild symptoms of dehydration, only 20% develop moderate to severe dehydration.
In that order, the Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Rivera, reported that the patient, during her stay in Port-au-Prince, ate food, then felt in poor health and clinically here within the country she began to have diarrhea. The epidemiological fence was immediately made, he insisted