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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  1. johnsuave

    Let me begin by saying our country of the United States has many of our own problems currently. instead of us worrying about Haiti and the DR , HOW COME i dont see one comment about helping our own people out first, i mean that does make sense doesnt it? Why should we be the ones helping other counties out, regardless of how fortunate we are to live here and be able to provide assisstance? im saying our countries handle our oown problems like this cholera outbreak. you dont see other counties helping us out do you? so my point..... how can we help other nations out if we dont fix home yet? thinkk people

    November 17, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jaba tha Hut

    Irrespective of whats being talked here, the World will End..not like they say: Dec 21, 2012 @ 11:11 AM..the process already begun and will go well into 2013-14! Only thing you can do, is spend more time with your loved ones, stop chasing Material/Career goals for a while and enjoy the World while it lasts.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mr_almonte

    First of all to the person that said that Dominican republic is a third world country get you're facts straight. It has at the moment one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America , and unlike Haiti, the country is much more prepared to handle the situation of a cholera outbreak that's if there even is one!!!!!!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  4. Justinnian

    If I have to find Jesus does that mean that he himself is lost?

    November 17, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  5. chicky47

    Those of you who are critical of these people. Remember you words when you are in a similar situation, and yes it can happen to you, maybe not cholera, but any kind of biological warfare. For those of you who actually read the Bible this is not a surprise. REMEMBER THE VERY WORDS YOU SPEAK.......

    November 17, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
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    November 17, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  7. stevo25

    I'm glad our great nation offers to reach out and help many countries that are not as great as ours is, keep in mind, God created heaven, earth and everything in it so who are we to decide who gets what when it belongs to God. I'm thankful our American government acknowledges that and fulfills it.besides we have so much opportunity here its up to u to take advantage of it

    November 17, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  8. trey

    They should kiss nuke tht whole country & get it over with alrdy. Those ppl will 4eva be doomed

    November 17, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  9. Justinnian

    Nope, not lost. You can not be Christian and still be alright. I know that hurts your brain, but you can. Besides, Jesus is like the tenth rendition of a story that has been retold with new characters all throughout history. You will say something dumb like I am confused or stoned and to that I say not yet.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  10. Nikko

    Those of u who want to help in haiti please go to
    They are in haiti working to help improve the lives of the haitian people. Change starts with you.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  11. stevo25

    Since the flesh is weak many people will say and do things that aren't appealing, you can start by reading many of the comments on here for proof. What's not righteously appealing we should ignore to soak up our minds with what's righteously appealing. Yall all have a blessed day today. Duecez 🙂

    November 17, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  12. David

    Come on people grow up! this is a very serious concern. We are talking about people populations being diminished due to disease. It could happen anywhere and if it happened in the U S I would hope other countries would give us aid. God Bless.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  13. Justinnian

    A lot of the comments about Hati on this board make me pretty scared of what the world's reaction is going to be when we have something bad happen to us. People are going to be lined up to kick our country while it is groaning in the fetal position.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  14. Claudio J. Almonte

    Hey American do you know that you have cholera in the golf of Mexico waters just in front of your shores as well in Boston

    November 17, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • hobart

      Hey Claudio,

      Do you know that if the water supply is sanitary, it's spread is essentially zero?

      November 17, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  15. Just Observing

    So let's take a look at the comments we've got here:
    1.Sympathetic 2.Sarcastic 3.Ignorant 4.Violent 5.Helpful 6.Praise God 7.Praise who? 8.Praise nothing. 9.Searching through the comments trying to find a Christian to yell at... I'll let you all decide where you fit.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
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