updated 2/2/2010 8:08:52 PM ET 2010-02-03T01:08:52

Health authorities in the Dominican Republic are increasing surveillance along the border with Haiti after a Dominican pastor who was helping earthquake victims died from a bacteria.

Doctors are monitoring church members who worked with Juan Sanchez, 63, for signs of meningococcemia, an infection of the blood that can be transmitted by air.

The government said Tuesday that no new cases have been identified.

Sanchez became ill while working to rebuild an orphanage in Haiti with other people affiliated with the Dominican affiliate of the Church of God of Prophecy, which headquartered in Cleveland, Tennessee, and has about 1 million members in 125 countries.

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