Health officials in the Dominican Republic have confirmed three new cases of cholera, bringing to 62 the number of people affected by the disease in the country.

The new cases include two Dominicans and a Haitian resident, who arrived to the country from Quanamenthe, Dominican minister of health, Bautista Rojas Gómez, told the press.

The Ministry of Health had assured that the disease, which has killed more than 2,500 people in Haití since mid-October, "was under control" in the country.

Also, the source assured in a statement that "everything is ready" to be carried out, this Tuesday, the second national day of education and prevention of outbreak in neighborhoods, sectors and provinces of Dominican territories. 

The Portfolio of Health that, as happened in the first day, there was hope that more than 100,000 volunteers would integrate the educational programmed activities throughout the national territories. 

The fatal disease first appeared last October in the central Haitian city of Mirebalais. A French medical study determined that it was produced by fecal waste in a river by Nepalese soldiers who were members of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti. 

The Secretary General of U.N., Ban Ki-moon, confirmed last week that he will soon appoint a group of scientific experts to investigate the origin of the cholera epidemic in Haití.

Translated by Fox News Latino.

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