Doctors Report Hundreds Of New Cholera Cases In Dominican Republic

A cholera outbreak in the Dominican Republic appears to be spreading, and health officials are reporting hundreds of new cases, the Associated Press/Washington Post reports. “Deputy Health Minister Jose Rodriguez says there have been 1,143 cases of cholera and 14 deaths since the outbreak began in November. The number of new cases reported Monday is up about 50 percent since the middle of May,” the news service writes (5/23).

According to the physicians’ union in the Dominican Republic, cases of cholera have been confirmed in 28 of the country’s 32 provinces, FOX News Latino reports (5/23).