Reported cholera cases in Dominican Republic rise to 105

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SANTO DOMINGO. December 27. KAZINFORM The number of people affected by cholera in Dominican Republic has reached 105, following the detection of 70 cases on Dec. 21, officials said on Sunday. Kazinform refers to Xinhua.

Of the infected patients, 11 are receiving medical treatment and are in stable condition and the rest have been discharged, said Health Minister Bautista Rojas Gomez.

"We have promoted a day of prevention, in which a trained volunteer will go to 50 homes with rehydration packs to help people with diarrhea," he said.

A delegation of 5,000 volunteers will meet Dominican President Leonel Fernandez next Tuesday to report to him their efforts to help prevent cholera, Gomez said. Kazinform cites Xinhua. See www.xinhuanet.com for full version

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