Cholera Death Reported in Dominican Republic

Via the BBC:  Dominican Republic confirms first cholera death

Health officials said the victim was a 53-year-old Haitian who was being treated in the eastern town of Higuey.

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Almost 4,000 people have died of cholera in Haiti and close to 200,000 have been infected since the epidemic broke out in October.

The Dominican Republic tightened its border controls and health checks to try to stop cholera from spreading from Haiti soon after the first cases were reported.

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter