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Santo Domingo.- Nine new cases of cholera were confirmed yesterday, and now total 59, 55 of which have fully recovered and four are under treatment, but in stable conditions.  

Of the new confirmed cases, four are in Santiago province, two in Navarrete another in Villa González; two in San Juan de la Maguana, one in Santo Domingo and one in Montecristi.

The Public Health Ministry said 55 of the patients are healthy and their lives are back to normal, adding that the sanitary measures implemented have kept the disease under control.

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Written by: matador, 20 Dec 2010 9:22 AM
From: United States,
Even if it is under countrol, Thats way to many. LF is a Rat he should clean up DR long time ago.
Written by: ElSuavecito, 20 Dec 2010 9:29 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Santiago de los 30 Caballeros

The best way for the Dominican government to keep Cholera under sustainable control is to provide portable oral vaccines and hand washing stations all over urban areas throughout the entire Island.

Written by: VeronicaDR, 20 Dec 2010 12:48 PM
From: United States
ElSuavecito that will never happen. LF needs that money to line his and his friends pockets. This is hopefully his last term and needs as much money before he leaves office as possible. As I have stated previously poor living conditions in many pockets of the country are a fertile breeding ground for cholera. The disease will sustain in these pockets for a long time. Agree or disagree but it is a FACT.
Written by: Ricardolito, 20 Dec 2010 3:29 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
Why will the disease sustain in these pockets for a long time ??? are the rivers polluted with cholera bacteria or is there any evidence that the disease is spreading or is it simply that people who have arrived here from Haiti , have already contracted the disease and it becomes clinically obvious here and is treated here ,
I note that nearly all the cases are in the Santiago and north west areas and only a few in the capital and they were people coming from Haiti .
So far I think the authorities are doing a great job and there is not one recorded death in the DR ..
Written by: ElSuavecito, 20 Dec 2010 8:17 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santiago de los 30 Caballeros

Veronica DR,

History has taught many that greed is one of the greatest motivators of humanity, and throughout human history only religion has ranked higher as a motivator.

The point of view you have alluded to is respected and truthful because the very high compensation given to executives of large corporations is at times a necessary evil. Unfortunately, there is something inherently unjust, grotesque, perverse, harmful about giving luxury purchasing power far beyond what anyone needs for a wonderful, fulfilled life to a few while hundreds of millions are not allowed enough for clean water, food, basic medical care, hygiene, and education.
Written by: ElSuavecito, 20 Dec 2010 8:19 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santiago de los 30 Caballeros

Continued post:

However, the same filthy greed can also work in the positive opposite direction with the current cholera crisis because a substantial amount of the money that Pres. Fernandez and his friends shake down comes from the tourism industry and international investors who at this point in time want no part of any Dominicans dying because it's no good for their own business interest, after all the investors provide Mr. Fernandez and the Dominican elites a piggy bank.

The point I'm trying to convey is that pressure from outside and inside sources just might eventually pressure the president and his government into handling the crisis in the most effective manner possible, which will hopefully work in our favor because the elites and investors are the only people who have the power to throw Fernandez in the slammer, and throw away the key - And Fernandez is very shrewd conniver and aware of every possible scenario, and will do everything possible to save his own neck
Written by: ElSuavecito, 20 Dec 2010 8:21 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santiago de los 30 Caballeros

Continued post:

It is ironic that the very same greedy people who opened the Haitian border for penny-pinching labor are the same greed individuals that might try to keep it closed in order to protect the same business interest that opened the border to begin with.

And it's not surprising because greed and corruption can work for you and against you - And it's not surprising that one Dominican as of December 20, 2010 has yet to die because of cholera.
Written by: ElSuavecito, 20 Dec 2010 8:29 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santiago de los 30 Caballeros

Veronica DR,

Of course, it's just another analytical opinion to gain a deep insight into the nature of the government's handling of the current crisis. However, I could very well be totally wrong.

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