Cholera in Dominican Republic kills 87

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have announced that the death toll in the cholera epidemic that spread from Haiti has risen to 87.

The health ministry said on Friday that the death toll had risen by 16 since July 8 to 87, AFP reported.

The ministry also said there have been 773 new cases over the past week, for a total of 13,200 since the beginning of the epidemic, which spread to the Dominican Republic from Haiti in November 2010.

The US Centers for Disease Control published an epidemiological study at the end of June, saying that UN troops from Nepal were responsible for the epidemic.

Latin American countries have been far more careful since 1991, when an outbreak of cholera occurred in Peru and then moved into Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico.

The disease killed some 10,000 people in Latin America, according to the World Health Organization.- Press TV

Deuteronomy28:59 He will bring extraordinary plagues on you and your descendants, severe and lasting plagues, and terrible and chronic sicknesses.

Deuteronomy 28:61 The LORD will also inflict you with every sickness and plague not recorded in the book of this law, until you are destroyed.