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Santiago.- Grullon Children's Hospital director Dr. Rosa Maria Morel reports 24 children hospitalized in recent days with dengue symptoms remain in stable condition, but noted that cases have increased in the last two months.

Quoted by diariolibre.com, the official said the children come referred from Montecristi, Tamboril, Esperanza, Navarrete and other northwest towns, where trash collection is poor and where mosquitos breed.

Morel said most patients are admitted show "warning signs of the disease" such as fever, headaches and abdominal pain due to water retention.

In Santo Domingo’s Reid Cabral Children's Hospital yesterday 18 children were admitted to the dengue unit, while the Santo Socorro hospital had eight.

Official figures show the dengue epidemic has sickened more than 5,000 people, including 12 deaths thus far.

Experts advise parents to use a mosquito net, especially in the day to prevent mosquito bites.

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Written by: josean, 10 Oct 2012 8:10 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



"Trash collection poor" not in the MODERN PURPLELANDIA we even got a USELESS METRO and El Progreso Towers!


Written by: Atabey, 10 Oct 2012 10:07 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

PUERTO RICO

El gobierno declara epidemia de dengue

Menores. El Sobre los últimos fallecimientos, explicó que se trata de dos menores de 10 años de edad que residían el área metropolitanade San Juan.

EFE
San Juan

El secretario del Departamento de Salud de Puerto Rico, Lorenzo González, reconoció ayer que existe una epidemia de dengue en la isla caribeña, donde en lo que va de año han muerto 6 personas a causa del virus.

González señaló en declaraciones a la emisora WQK que fue declarada la epidemia de dengue en Puerto Rico a raíz de los últimos datos suministrados por el Centro para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC, por sus siglas en inglés) de Atlanta, en Estados Unidos."



Written by: josean, 10 Oct 2012 10:50 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


I thought you had learned to translate!


Written by: jaws100, 10 Oct 2012 12:01 PM
From: United Kingdom
The reality of the situation is the Authorities in Dominican Republic are useless to take positive action before such events occur. The reality is that they do nothing. Take an example, I live in a major tourist town in Samana and the majority of the time when it rains the water collects and forms marsh land (senega) which take months to dry out. The drains throughout the area are blocked and the Ayuntamiento takes no action to clean the drains for the stagnant water to flow into the river. This is right in the center of a major tourist town so what can one expect when an epidemics are prevalent. The question is if you were a tourist would you want to visit a country where there is a high risk of an epidemic, the rubbish is allowed to accumulate everywhere and the streets are muddy in wet weather? The authorities are culpable and they do not listen. From the view of a foreigner it hurts to pay the high taxes and not to see any benefit. Act before the tourists leave permanently.
Written by: Atabey, 10 Oct 2012 1:56 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

Jaws,

Well stated. The foreign community being large and generally speaking far better educated than the locals should write letters and express their outrage about such matters. If an important economic sector demands changes-"Just do your G-d d. jobs!" and the government and society fail to heed such pleas, then it's just NOT the place to park your dreams. At some point one would think the authorities would FINALLY get the message loud and clear.
Written by: josean, 10 Oct 2012 2:06 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



Atabey trying to suck up to make new friends who might not know that he is one of the FIRM supporters of these PURPLE Narcos that run the no functioning in any capacity FAILED STATE!


Written by: RoyStone, 10 Oct 2012 7:58 PM
From: Australia
jaws100
The government knows this is harmful for their tourism income. They take the cheaper option of understating the figures. I know there have been over 1,000 cases of Dengue in one small clinic in Santo Domingo alone, so 5,000 for the entire country is a gross understatement. All government figures are highly suspect.
Written by: josean, 10 Oct 2012 8:22 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



Roy does that "ALL government figures are highly suspect" include the alleged 100,000 daily riders on the Useless METRO?



Written by: jasfalon, 10 Oct 2012 8:41 PM
From: United States
I got Dengue in Cabarete a few years ago, and I know of tourists who got it there. Most of my Dominican friends have had it. It's always been an epidemic that the government under-reports, and that the US ignores. TOURISM RULES!
Written by: jasfalon, 10 Oct 2012 8:41 PM
From: United States
I got Dengue in Cabarete a few years ago, and I know of tourists who got it there. Most of my Dominican friends have had it. It's always been an epidemic that the government under-reports, and that the US ignores. TOURISM RULES!
Written by: RoyStone, 10 Oct 2012 10:38 PM
From: Australia
All are suspect means all are suspect, Josean. It does not necessarily mean all are false, however it means they cannot be assumed true. If there is evidence to the contrary then it should not be dismissed.
Written by: josean, 10 Oct 2012 11:28 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



Roy,

That's a very Clintonian " it depends on what the meaning of is, is!"


Written by: RoyStone, 11 Oct 2012 12:14 AM
From: Australia
Clinton - a very clever man - I'll take that as a complement!
Written by: josean, 11 Oct 2012 7:26 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



Yeah so clever he repealed Glass-Steagall which is one of the major contributing factors to the worldwide economic meltdown we are currently facing!


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