Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cardinal calls for aid to stop spread of cholera in Haiti

The Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, has called on the World Health Organization to send aid to Haiti to stop a recent outbreak of cholera in the country.

The cardinal explained that the situation in Haiti is grave—with over 250 who have died from the disease so far.  

He urged citizens of the Dominican Republic to show solidarity with their neighboring country.

As of Oct. 26, Haiti's Ministry of Health had confirmed 3,342 cases of cholera. 
Experts expect the number of cases to increase and spread to new areas of the country.
Dominican officials have mobilized to prevent the disease from spreading across the border and have put the entire country on alert.


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