(prensa.com) The Ministry of Health has put measures in place to prevent an outbreak of cholera in the country.
These measures are focused on ports of entry into the country, and in particular ports and airports. Metropolitan Health Director Jorge Hassan said that, so far, the measures have been successful.
Hassan explained that health surveillance equipment has been installed at Tocumen International Airport to monitor passengers arriving in the country from the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
These measures are maintained because a cholera epidemic has left more than 1,100 people dead in Haiti.
In the Dominican Republic, a place where four flights arrive daily to Panama, three cases of the disease have been reported.
Hassan stressed that Panama must remain diligent since the number of cases in Haiti continue to rise.
“Therefore, we must double our control measures,” the health official said.