01-04-2011 01:50 AM

'The cholera outbreak has now spread to all provinces in the Dominican Republic as an outbreak of the water-borne disease in neighboring Haiti has claimed thousands of lives.

"The number of people receiving medical treatment in Haiti has exceeded 150,000 and over 3,300 people have died. Another 139 have contracted the disease in the Dominican Republic," RIA Novosti news agency quoted Russia's chief sanitary doctor, Gennady Onishchenko, as saying on Monday.

He also warned Russian tourists of the possibility of the epidemic spreading there from Haiti.'

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