Dominican Republic, new cholera outbreak

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Dominican health authorities on 24 Aug 2013, confirmed a new cholera outbreak in San Cristobal (about 30 km [18.6 mi] west of Santo Domingo), after the epidemic that has been ongoing in Haiti since October 2010.According to Eulogio Acosta, San Cristobal hospital director of emergency, 23 people have been hospitalized this week due to the disease, none of whom have died.The Health Ministry issued a 1st level alert in San Cristobal and surrounding towns, and set up a special unit to treat new cholera cases in the area.