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Timeline – Zika’s origin and global spread

Timeline: Zika’s origin and global spread July 18, 2016 The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery nearly 70 years ago: 1947: Scientists researching yellow fever in Uganda’s Zika Forest identify the virus in a rhesus monkey 1948: Virus recovered from Aedes africanus mosquito in Zika Forest 1952: […] 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

The Magic Number

The Magic Number / Fernando Dámaso Fernando Dámaso, 1 July 2016 — In 2016, the number “90” has taken on a major importance for Cuba’s government authorities. The unleashed hysteria of the cult of personality means that, since December of 2015 government agencies and institutions have been ordered to “dedicate absolutely all their actions” to […] Continue reading

Cuba reports no Zika transmission since March; Dengue all but eliminated

Cuba reports no Zika transmission since March; Dengue all but eliminated HAVANA | BY MARC FRANK REUTERS/ENRIQUE DE LA OSA Cuba has successfully held off the Zika epidemic and in the process all but eliminated Dengue fever and other mosquito-carried illnesses, state-run media reported on Tuesday. Public Health Minister Roberto Morales Ojeda told a Council […] Continue reading

HHS memo shows that agencies should be ready to work with Cuba

HHS memo shows that agencies should be ready to work with Cuba Carten Cordell, Federal Times 4:21 p.m. EDT June 13, 2016 The 50-year freeze in U.S.-Cuba relations continued its diplomatic thaw on June 13, this time with the Department of Health and Human Services. HHS and the Cuban Ministry of Public Health entered into […] Continue reading

Zika, cancer focus of new U.S., Cuba accord on public health

Zika, cancer focus of new U.S., Cuba accord on public health Accord is the 8th between the two countries since relations reestablished. Topics include battling Zika-carrying mosquitoes, winning FDA approval for Cuban cancer drug. BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ fordonez@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON Cuba and the United States signed a public health agreement Monday promising to work together in […] Continue reading

Puerto Rico plans commercial office in Cuba to promote trade

Puerto Rico plans commercial office in Cuba to promote trade HAVANA | BY MARC FRANK Puerto Rico has taken the first steps toward opening a commercial office in Cuba, Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said on Saturday, on the sidelines of a Caribbean summit in Havana. Garcia Padilla is the first sitting Puerto Rican governor in […] Continue reading

Away From “The Honey Of Power” Carlos Lage Focuses On Fighting Mosquitoes

Away From “The Honey Of Power” Carlos Lage Focuses On Fighting Mosquitoes / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 30 May 2016 – Every evening he emerges with his briefcase from the place where he purges his fate of being ousted. Carlos Lage, former vice president of Cuba’s Council of State, works on the […] Continue reading

British foreign minister visits Cuba in first such trip since

British foreign minister visits Cuba in first such trip since AFP | London April 29, 2016 Last Updated at 05:22 IST Britain’s foreign minister has arrived in Cuba in the first such visit since 1959, to hold talks on cooperation in “financial services, energy, culture and education”, London announced. It follows last month’s landmark visit […] Continue reading

Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

Why the Zika virus is causing alarm REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE – Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas. The following are some questions and answers about the virus and current outbreak: How do […] Continue reading

Timeline: Zika’s origin and global spread

Timeline: Zika’s origin and global spread Reuters April 26, 2016 April 25 (Reuters) – – The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery nearly 70 years ago: 1947: Scientists researching yellow fever in Uganda’s Zika Forest identify the virus in a rhesus monkey 1948: Virus recovered from Aedes […] Continue reading

Cuba reports more Zika virus cases

Cuba reports more Zika virus cases Source: Xinhua 2016-04-14 05:05:33 HAVANA, April 13 (Xinhua) — A Cuban arriving from Venezuela days ago has been confirmed as the ninth imported case, bringing the country’s total number of Zika virus infections to 10, Cuba’s Health Ministry announced Wednesday. The patient, who is from Havana, the national capital, […] Continue reading

On Special Rationed Milk and other Food Products Cubans Eat

On Special Rationed Milk and other Food Products Cubans Eat March 29, 2016 Regina Cano HAVANA TIMES — Some of us who live in Cuba have the strong feeling that our current eating habits aren’t exactly healthy. Some know this, others simply don’t even worry about it. The situation could become much worse when many […] Continue reading

Cuba reports first case of Zika contracted in the country

Cuba reports first case of Zika contracted in the country HAVANA Cuba’s Health Ministry on Tuesday reported the first case of Zika contracted in the country, in a 21-year-old woman living in central Havana and who had not been overseas. Cuba’s four previous cases of Zika all involved people who had contracted the virus while […] Continue reading

The Mosquito and the Democratization of the Cuban Political System

The Mosquito and the Democratization of the Cuban Political System / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos Posted on March 11, 2016 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Havana, 10 March 2016 – You don’t have to be a doctor or an epidemiologist to realize that mosquitoes are not defeated by occasional fumigation battles and the collection of debris and trash, […] Continue reading

Raul Castro Calls For More Discipline In Combating The Mosquito That Transmits Zika

Raul Castro Calls For More Discipline In Combating The Mosquito That Transmits Zika / EFE, 14ymedio Posted on March 8, 2016 EFE / 14ymedio, Havana, 7 March 2016 – Cuban President Raul Castro urged an increase in discipline and acting “energetically” against the unfinished and “constant” hygiene campaign undertaken on the island to combat the […] Continue reading

Cuba Confirms Second Zika Case In Nurse Returned From Venezuela

Cuba Confirms Second Zika Case In Nurse Returned From Venezuela / 14ymedio Posted on March 4, 2016 14ymedio, Havana, 3 March 2016 – A second case of Zika has been diagnosed in Cuba, according to a report on primetime television news. The patient is a licensed nurse, 52, who recently returned from Tachira, Venezuela, and […] Continue reading

Cuba reports first case of Zika in Venezuelan doctor

Cuba reports first case of Zika in Venezuelan doctor HAVANA | BY MARC FRANK Cuba reported its first case of Zika on Wednesday, diagnosed in a 28-year-old Venezuelan doctor whose husband and brother-in-law previously contracted the virus in their home country. The World Health Organization declared the Zika outbreak, suspected of causing thousands of birth […] Continue reading