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Haiti's Cholera Epidemic Crosses to Dominican Republic

Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 08:57 AM

The cholera epidemic which has claimed the lives of more than 1,000 Haitians has now spread to it's neighbor, the Dominican Republic, which shares the Island of Hispaniola with grief-stricken Haiti, according to Time magazine.

Rumors of the first case of cholera in the Dominican Republic have been confirmed by Public Health Minister Bautista Rojas Gómez. The citizen affected by cholera has been identified as Haitian migrant, Wilmo Louwes, 32, a construction worker who is being treated in the town of Higuey.

Prior to this year both the Dominican Republic and Haiti had not confirmed a single case of cholera for over 100 years.

Read the entire story at time.com

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