Chikungunya in Cuba

New health threat in Cuba

World: New health threat in Cuba
June 10, 2014 | Updated: June 10, 2014 10:21pm

MIAMI – Cuban doctors already facing outbreaks of dengue and cholera are
now reporting the island’s first cases of Chikungunya, a painful,
mosquito-borne fever spreading across the Caribbean, according to an
independent journalist.

Doctors at the Vladimir Ilich Lenin General University Hospital in the
eastern city of Holguin have confirmed dozens of cases of the fever in
several parts of eastern Cuba, journalist Mario Hechavarria reported for
the Hablemos Press news agency.

Hospital workers told him that dozens of cases had been confirmed with
laboratory tests.

Source: World: New health threat in Cuba – Houston Chronicle –

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