Church officials charge cholera threatens prisons in Dominican Republic
Catholic World News - August 02, 2011
Catholic officials in the Dominican Republic have charged that prison directors are covering up evidence of cholera in the country’s jails.
The Pastoral Commission says that cholera has broken out because of unsanitary conditions, endangering prisoners. The National Directorate of Prisons denies that there are any cholera cases in the prison.
Cholera has been reported in the general population in the Dominican Republic since an epidemic ripped through neighboring Haiti after the earthquake there in 2010. There have been over 6,000 reported cholera deaths in Haiti, and 92 in the Dominican Republic.
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