CAP HAITIEN, HAITI — The cholera outbreak that began last month in Haiti has spread to the Dominican Republic, CNN reported.
A 32-year-old Haitian construction worker returned to the Dominican Republic last Friday and was hospitalized with cholera symptoms, the article stated.
The Dominican Republic shares the Caribbean island of Hispaniola with Haiti and officials there have expressed concern that the disease could spread into their country, according to the report.
Since the cholera outbreak was confirmed in October, more than 1,000 people in Haiti have died and 18,000 have been hospitalized with the disease.
Poor sanitary conditions and a lack of clean drinking water, which resulted from a devastating earthquake last January, are thought to be the primary causes of the outbreak.
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