November 17th, 2010
01:21 PM ET

Woman in Florida diagnosed with cholera

A woman who recently returned to Florida from Haiti has been diagnosed with cholera, the Florida Department of Health announced Wednesday.

"We are working with our health care partners to ensure appropriate care of this individual and prevent the spread of this disease within the community," said State Surgeon General Ana M. Viamonte Ros in a written statement.

She said Florida authorities will "continue to monitor the state for any future cases."

The news follows an announcement that the cholera outbreak in Haiti has spread across the border to the Dominican Republic.

The cholera outbreak confirmed last month in northwest Haiti has killed 1,110 people, and 18,383 people have been hospitalized with the disease, according to Haiti's health ministry.

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  1. OdiousRex

    They need to close the borders now (especially) in Florida. It needs to be locked down with the national guard and border patrol. Send all that carribean sewage right back home on their banana boats. I'm tired of seeing all these 3rd world subhumans come over here and collect welfare, free college handouts and leapfrog right into high paying medical careers and government jobs while half of english speaking Americans can't even afford next months rent. This needs to stop right now.

    November 18, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
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