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Each year there in the world between 700 000 and 1 million deaths due to pneumococcal meningitis. In Africa and Asia the deaths of children under five are caused by pneumococcal pneumonia, while in the Americas there are 400 000 deaths of infants from the same cause.
The numbers continue to concern, 48 percent of pneumococcal deaths recorded in Latin America and two children die every hour because of this bacterium, revealed Dr. Gail Rodgers, Pfizer vaccine researcher at the Latin America Media Summit 2010 held in Miami, Florida for health journalists.
Pneumococcal disease, which is spread through sneezing or coughing, brings together a number of ailments caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumonia or pneumococcus as sepsis, bactericidal, meningitis, pneumonia, sinusitis and acute obits media.
However, not only children at risk of being victims of pneumonia, older adults or the elderly, comprise the population vulnerable to this bacteria and vaccination is the only measure to prevent it.
The Director of Immigration, Admiral Sigrid Pared Perez said that until the cholera epidemic-affecting Haiti down to minimal levels or an alert would disappear permanently in the Haitian-Dominican border.
Pared Perez said that the removal of the restrictive measures imposed by the Ministry of Health, under the medical presence at the border and make recommendations to international bodies like the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
When interviewed by journalist Federico Mendez, on “Power Spheres,” which airs Sundays from 5:00 to 6:00 in the afternoon, Santo Domingo TV, reported that special measures are being taken to prevent penetration of cholera that has claimed the lives of 337 people and another 4,764 are affected, according to latest official figures.
Said members are undergoing migration questionnaires to people who are going to enter the country, previously also fill out a form.
“Thus, if the same (person) have any evidence to lead to a presumption of gastrointestinal type illness, then it lets you know the hotels that are present at the border to take measures and to due process in these cases, “he added.
Pared revealed that the armed forces have tripled the number of members, to prevent Haitians from penetrating unofficial areas.
The official said that the Dominican Republic and Haiti have four entry and exit points, which are Deacon, Elias Piña, Jiminy and Eternals, which is the Special Border Security Corps (Confront) establishing a security check.