November 17th, 2010
07:42 AM ET

Haiti cholera outbreak spreads to Dominican Republic

The cholera outbreak in Haiti has spread to the Dominican Republic and that nation has issued a maximum health alert, its health ministry said.

The first confirmed case is a 32-year-old Haitian construction worker who returned to the Dominican Republic last Friday with symptoms of the intestinal illness, the health ministry said.

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- Journalist Diulka Perez contributed to this report.

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  1. Laurie

    What happened to love??? Regardless of your view on God or no God, compassion and love are healing. There is way too much hate going around...ask how does hate help u???
    I feel sad for the people in Haiti, they have feelings just as you and they sure did not ask for all of their problems. Think of the innocent children!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. newsflash

    If this were a jury ...
    Haiti would be found guilty.

    .I'd like to hear from the priestesses there about 'what happened'

    November 17, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. newsflash

    Are Americans tired of helping everyone and getting kicked in the mouth for it?

    November 17, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. newsflash

    P.S. your personal determination is defined by what you do with your own life, not somebody elses.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. newsflash

    and finally ... the more love you send to hell, the bigger it gets. Careful what you love. Vote with your money. Keep your hatred in logs and burn it when you get cold.
    ~ haiti ... help is on the way.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. and the answer

    they said it was an accident.
    case closed.

    prepare for miracles as we heal our broken sister. she loved TOO freely.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. and the answer

    that's hardly any reason to condemn anyone. a lesson learned maybe, but not ill in its intention.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. look for

    two boys in the girls locker room
    they go by the names Ceaser and Augustus

    November 17, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Canadian Girl

    I am sad that people in the world christian or not believe we should not help the Haitian people. They did not ask for disaster as we did not ask for terrorist attacks both very sad things to happen.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Peter

    Spread? it's a single case, anyway Dominican Rep is in alert since the first case of cholera reported in haiti, dominican goverment did not close our border because is receiving pressure from international organizations. In the name of God, please, understand, Dominican Republic IS NOT Haiti.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. X

    Zombie outbreak coverup. Prove me wrong. lol

    November 19, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  12. trey

    JUST NUKE THE WHOLE DAMN COUNTRY & FORGET IT . THAT country will always have problems. That is a failed country.

    November 22, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
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