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Published On: Mon, Nov 25th, 2013

Mexico cholera outbreak increases by four cases, government says it’s ‘under control’

The cholera outbreak in Mexico has grown to 184 cases, that’s an increase of four cases since the last update nearly two weeks ago, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) update today.

The newest cases are reported from Veracruz (3) and from Hidalgo (1).

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Despite the increase in cases, the Mexican government says the outbreak is “under control”. Hispanically Speaking News reported Saturday that the health department said the epidemic was controlled thanks to the care and prevention measures in effect, plus the public’s cooperation with official recommendations on how to keep the disease from spreading.

The cholera cases are broken down as follows:

Since Sept. 2013, there has been 160 cases from the state of Hidalgo, 11 from the state of Veracruz, nine from the state of Mexico, two are from the Federal District, and two from the state of San Luis Potosi.

There has been one fatality reported due to this outbreak.

According to the WHO, this is the first local transmission of cholera recorded since 2001 in Mexico. The genetic profile of the bacterium obtained from patients in Mexico presents high similarity (95%) with the strain that is currently circulating in three Caribbean countries (Haiti, Dominican Republic and Cuba), and is different from the strain that had been circulating in Mexico during 1991-2001.

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