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Circulation of three respiratory viruses increase cases of febrile conditions throughout DR

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At least three types of respiratory viruses have been circulating in the country in recent weeks, causing an increase in cases of patients who come to health centers seeking medical attention for febrile conditions.

The viruses that circulate are respiratory syncytial ( a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults) and those of influenza AH3N2 and AH1N1 pdm09, according to the latest epidemiological surveillance report recorded by the Directorate General of Epidemiology in its bulletin 37.

Patients come to the doctor presenting fever, chills, malaise, headache, and muscle, cough, nasal congestion, and sore throat. In some cases, the condition is complicated by an asthma crisis, bronchitis, and pneumonia.

The epidemiological report indicates that through the sentinel surveillance of severe acute respiratory infection (ARI) 148 suspected cases were reported, for an accumulated of 1,521 cases reported until mid-September.

It indicates that cases of febrile upper and lower respiratory tract disease continue within the expected period compared to the same period in the previous five years, with an epidemic index of 0.99 and 1.10, respectively.

The authorities of the Ministry of Public Health advise the population to apply the existing prevention and management measures to reduce the risk of acute respiratory infections.

Among them, good hygiene habits, avoid conglomerates, don’t self-medicate, go to the doctor, and cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

It is also suggested that if the person does not have a handkerchief use the internal angle of the elbow. Wash your hands with soap and water after coughing or sneezing; if you have the flu, avoid shaking hands or kissing. Also avoid crowded places like school, churches, among others, as well as resting at home until you recover – so as not to spread germs to others.





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Civic group demands a fence along entire 388KM Haiti border

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Santo Domingo.- Civic and Social Front president, Isaías Ramos, on Fri. called on the population to demand the continuity of the perimeter fence along the entire 388-kilometer Dominican Republic-Haiti border.

Ramos said that it’s not difficult to traffic illegal aliens at the border, “where today there is abundance of chaos, disorder, anarchy and insecurity that affect our sovereignty, the security of our citizens and authorities.”

He said i’is not enough to build 50 or 60 km that will only move the illegal operation and make it a little more difficult.





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Dominican Republic’s military to monitor commuters

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Santo Domingo.- The Defense Ministry will expand the video surveillance system through real-time monitoring of the entire routes of the Metro and the Cable Car of Santo Domingo, (MIDE), according to an agreement signed with the Transport Reform Office (OPRET).

The agreement signed on October 30 stipulates that the objective is to facilitate “the interconnection of the Command Center, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence to the OPRET Video Management Systems, for real-time monitoring, in the different Metro and Cable Car lines.”

It adds that OPRET will provide the necessary access to Defense, which allows the connection to the systems, for real-time monitoring of the different lines of the Metro and Cable Car of Santo Domingo.

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All fuel prices remain unchanged

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Santo Domingo.- Fuel prices (in gallons) for the week from December 21 to 28 remain unchanged:

Premium gasoline RD$229.10.

Regular gasoline RD$214.20.

Regular diesel at RD$181.10.

Optimal diesel RD$193.80.

Avtur RD$144.30.

Kerosene RD$170.90.

Fuel oil RD$92.06.

Propane (LPG) RD$101.00.

Natural gas remains at RD$28.97 per cubic meter.





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