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Government underreporting cases of zika, say doctors

Government underreporting cases of zika, say doctors DDC | La Habana | 16 de Enero de 2017 – 14:52 CET. Four doctors at the general teaching hospitals in Lawton and 30 de noviembre, in the municipality of 10 de octubre, and at the Abel Santamaría and Héroes de Girón medical facilities in El Cerro, told […] Continue reading

Are Americans already over Cuba?

Are Americans already over Cuba? Friday, December 9, 2016 Posted by The Canadian Press Demand for travel to Cuba may be flattening, with soaring hotel prices on the island, American Airlines cutting some flights, and uncertainty over whether new travel restrictions could be imposed when Donald Trump takes office. Gregory Geronemus, co-CEO of smarTours, a […] Continue reading

Travel to Cuba Flattens Because of Expensive Hotels, 2016 Election Results

Travel to Cuba Flattens Because of Expensive Hotels, 2016 Election Results Gregory Geronemus, co-CEO of smarTours, said “Zika has cast a shadow” on the region too, despite the Cuban government’s assertion that mosquito abatement efforts have been successful By Beth J. Harpaz Dec. 5, 2016. Demand for travel to Cuba may be flattening, with soaring […] Continue reading

Is demand for travel to Cuba flattening?

Is demand for travel to Cuba flattening? Demand for travel to Cuba may be flattening, with soaring hotel prices on the island, American Airlines cutting some flights, and uncertainty over whether new travel restrictions could be imposed when Donald Trump takes office. Gregory Geronemus, co-CEO of smarTours, a tour company that’s taken 3,000 Americans to […] Continue reading

Cuba is waging an organized, intrusive war on Zika. It’s working

Cuba is waging an organized, intrusive war on Zika. It’s working By ROB WATERS NOVEMBER 8, 2016 HAVANA — The retired accountant went to her neighborhood health clinic one Friday last month for a scheduled blood pressure check. Doctors noticed 74-year-old Elsa Pérez Garcia’s red eyes and skin rash and immediately suspected Zika virus. The […] Continue reading

Time for Cuba to Implement Economic Reforms

Time for Cuba to Implement Economic Reforms Match the Openings Made by the U.S. Sharelines – The island’s well-educated workforce is one of Cuba’s strengths. – Cuba’s top-heavy, multi-layered bureaucracy drowns itself in endless clearances and red tape. – Foreign investors and developers swarming Havana will soon learn the approval process can be maddeningly tedious. […] Continue reading

Obama administration sends top disease specialists to Cuba

Obama administration sends top disease specialists to Cuba October 19, 2016 View photos HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration sent some of the United States’ top infectious disease specialists to Cuba on Wednesday to open a new phase in medical cooperation after more than a half-century of isolation. Two dozen U.S. and Cuban experts on […] Continue reading

Building Socialism in Cuba

Building Socialism in Cuba As pressure for economic liberalization grows, what would it take to turn Cuba into a socialist democracy? by Samuel Farber In July 2016, thanks to a 20 percent reduction in oil shipments from Venezuela, Cuba’s economy minister Marino Murillo announced a 6 percent cut in electricity and a 28 percent cut […] Continue reading

Overflowing Garbage in Havana, Whose Fault?

Overflowing Garbage in Havana, Whose Fault? September 27, 2016 By Regina Cano HAVANA TIMES — It’s been raining a lot recently and in addition to the benefits that rain brings us, it also brings unrelated-to-nature collateral damage to the City of Havana. This is evident in dispersed garbage accumulated in garbage heaps that multiply across […] Continue reading

Autochthonous Chikungunya Fever in Traveler Returning to Japan from Cuba

Autochthonous Chikungunya Fever in Traveler Returning to Japan from Cuba To the Editor: Chikungunya fever is a febrile illness caused by mosquito-transmitted chikungunya virus CHIKV: (genus Alphavirus, family Togaviridae). Clinical signs and symptoms typically begin with high-grade fever after an incubation period of 2–4 days (1). Other common symptoms include polyarthralgia, which is usually symmetric […] Continue reading

Zika Reveals the True Character of the Cuban Health Service

Zika Reveals the True Character of the Cuban Health Service / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 18 August 2016 — While wards 3-A (they have also prepared 3-B) and 4-A, on the third and fourth floors of the “Lucía Iñiguez Landín” Clinical Surgery Hospital in Holguín, notable for their absence of basic health care […] Continue reading

Cuba reports remarkable success in containing Zika virus

Cuba reports remarkable success in containing Zika virus By Michael Weissenstein?|?AP September 2 at 12:25 AM HAVANA — Six months after President Raul Castro declared war on the Zika virus in Cuba, a militarized nationwide campaign of intensive mosquito spraying, monitoring and quarantine appears to be working. Cuba is among the few countries in the […] Continue reading

“Pajama Plan” at the National Library

“Pajama Plan” at the National Library / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 29 August 2016 — The biggest dream of those ousted is to live to tell the tale. Each passing day since he was removed from his post as Fidel Castro’s personal secretary, Carlos Valenciaga feels he is closer to outliving him. […] Continue reading

Mosquito Guns and Heavy Fines: How Cuba Kept Zika at Bay for So Long

Mosquito Guns and Heavy Fines: How Cuba Kept Zika at Bay for So Long It is one of the last Caribbean countries to get hit By Sara Reardon, Nature magazine on August 17, 2016 As soon as the rain stops, mosquitoes flood the guard house of an upscale tourist resort near Cuba’s Bay of Pigs. […] Continue reading

How Cuba is fighting Zika

How Cuba is fighting Zika BY DANIEL CHANG dchang@miamiherald.com After Cuba was ravaged in 1981 by an epidemic of hemorrhagic dengue fever — a mosquito-borne illness — the island nation’s communist government launched an aggressive response that created the framework for its reportedly successful fight against Zika, according to an article published Wednesday in the […] Continue reading

Cuba Continues Sending Doctors to Brazil and Venezuela

Cuba Continues Sending Doctors to Brazil and Venezuela / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 28 July 2016 — In spite of certain comments, important desertions, crises, adjustments and a new renegotiation, the Government of Cuba will continue sending doctors to health programs in Venezuela and Brazil. Cuban health authorities scour the island, from end […] Continue reading

Cuba says 2 people apparently contracted Zika inside country

Cuba says 2 people apparently contracted Zika inside country Cuba says it has diagnosed the Zika virus in two people who appear to have contracted it inside the country, which has been largely successful in controlling the disease Aug. 4, 2016, at 1:29 a.m. HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says it has diagnosed the Zika virus […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Healthcare Scam

Cuba’s Healthcare Scam Jul. 19, 2016 12:00pm By Humberto Fontova, for TheBlaze Humberto Fontova is the author of four books including: The Longest Romance: The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro, Fidel: Hollywood’s Favorite Tyrant and Exposing the Real Che Guevara: And the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him. “Cuba has made significant contributions to health and […] Continue reading