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Cuba intensifies fight to fend off Zika virus

Cuba intensifies fight to fend off Zika virus Source: Xinhua 2016-02-29 09:01:43 HAVANA, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — The Cuban government on Sunday announced fresh measures to keep the Zika virus out of its borders. In an address to the nation, Cuban President Raul Castro called on “all Cubans to take on this fight as a […] Continue reading

Cuba Sending 9,000 Soldiers to Fight Zika Virus

Cuba Sending 9,000 Soldiers to Fight Zika Virus By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ AND MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA — Feb 22, 2016, 5:28 PM ET Cuban President Raul Castro announced Monday that he is dispatching 9,000 soldiers to help keep the Zika virus out of Cuba, calling on the entire country to fight the mosquito that […] Continue reading

Zika Will Take A $664 Million Bite Out Of Cuban Tourism, World Bank Estimates

FEB 19, 2016 @ 03:33 PM Zika Will Take A $664 Million Bite Out Of Cuban Tourism, World Bank Estimates Emily Canal FORBES STAFF Mexico and Cuba are the two countries with the most to lose in terms of short-term economic costs That’s a hefty price for Cuba, which has seen an influx of American […] Continue reading

Obama May Meet Zika Head On in Cuba

Obama May Meet Zika Head On in Cuba White House Letter By GARDINER HARRIS FEB. 15, 2016 WASHINGTON — As the White House considers a historic visit by President Obama to Cuba this year, a concern beyond the political and diplomatic hurdles has arisen: the Zika virus. Mr. Obama has said he would “very much” […] Continue reading

Standing Water Causes Dengue Fever Outbreaks In Arroyo Naranjo

Standing Water Causes Dengue Fever Outbreaks In Arroyo Naranjo / 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Posted on February 11, 2016 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta, Havana, 10 February 2016 — Unexpected rains earlier this year have required the strengthening of anti-vector campaigns against the Aedes aegypti mosquito. In several areas of the Arroyo Naranjo district, in Havana, standing water […] Continue reading

Cuba desempolva acusaciones contra EEUU sobre guerra biológica

Cuba desempolva acusaciones contra EEUU sobre guerra biológica La prensa cubana acusa a EEUU de introducir el dengue en la isla en 1981 Artículos publicados en Cuba y Venezuela aseguran que un estudio científico arroja “pruebas irrefutables” de la agresión NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com La prensa cubana ha revivido acusaciones contra Estados Unidos esta semana, […] Continue reading

Zika – How to protect yourself from the mosquito-borne virus

Zika: How to protect yourself from the mosquito-borne virus Pregnant women should not travel to affected areas Children under 3 should not use certain types of insect repellent CDC: An outbreak in the U.S. would “likely be limited.’’ BY CARLI TEPROFF AND JOAN CHRISSOS cteproff@MiamiHerald.com As the mosquito-borne Zika virus tears through Latin America and […] Continue reading

Will the Pope Swallow the Castros’ Bait?

Will the Pope Swallow the Castros’ Bait? / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 23, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 19 September 2015 — Right at noon on Thursday, September 17, two enormous Soviet-era KP3 trucks filled with trash were rumbling along Tenth of October Avenue towards the garbage dump on 100th Street in eastern Havana, escorted by […] Continue reading

Alarming And Strange Increase In Illness Among Cuban Colleagues In Venezuela

Alarming And Strange Increase In Illness Among Cuban Colleagues In Venezuela / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on August 15, 2015 Juan Juan Almeida, 11 August 2015 — The suspicious increase in certain inopportune illnesses is now the most sensitive factor for the normal development of the Cuban medical mission in Venezuela. During the present year, […] Continue reading

The Politics of Prevention – Cholera in Cuba

The Politics of Prevention: Cholera in Cuba [30-07-2015 01:02:47] Cuba Transition Project (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Even before the scheduled opening of the US Embassy on July 20, 2015, there were advertisements, blog posts, tweets, and news feeds welcoming U.S. residents to Cuba for cultural, religious or educational opportunities. Cuba remains a popular destination for Canadian and Western […] Continue reading

Holguin Besieged by Dengue Fever Mosquito

Holguin Besieged by Dengue Fever Mosquito / 14ymedio, Fernando Donate Ochoa Posted on June 16, 2015 14ymedio, Fernando Donate Ochoa, Holguin, 15 June 2015 — An undesirable presence has been constant these days in the province of Holguin. A severe drought has been followed by the longed-for rains and with the torrential downpours outbreaks of […] Continue reading

Cuba: Medical Impotence

Cuba: Medical Impotence / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Posted on February 25, 2015 While the government exports thousands of doctors, old diseases are coming back, such as dengue fever, tuberculosis, whooping cough, chikungunya, and cholera, and new exotic diseases are appearing that had never before been seen on the Island. Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 18 February […] Continue reading

The fight against Ebola is the new theater of war

Cuba: The fight against Ebola is the new theater of war / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on November 4, 2014 Every interesting story has light and dark parts, epic actions, and a protagonist who inspires. The rest consists of weaving reasons and emotions together by way of origami. The Cuban government knows very well how […] Continue reading

Cuban Health Authorities Alert on Increasing Dengue Prevalence

Saturday, August 30, 2014 Cuban Health Authorities Alert on Increasing Dengue Prevalence Havana, Cuba, Aug 30.- The prevalence of Dengue in many countries of the world continues to pose a complex situation said Cuban health authorities who alerted that the presence on the island of all four Dengue types triggers major concern. The alert was […] Continue reading

Cuba Increases Prevention against Ebola

Cuba Increases Prevention against Ebola August 18, 2014 Thus far no Cuban has been diagnosed with the virus By Fabian Flores (Café Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — Government authorities have increased control measures to prevent the possible introduction of Ebola into Cuba and to act immediately if a case is detected in the country. So far […] Continue reading

Cholera Spreading in All Cuban Provinces

Cholera Spreading in All Cuban Provinces / 14ymedio Posted on August 7, 2014 14ymedio, Havana, 7 August 2014 – Health authorities in Cuba are facing one of the most serious epidemiological situations in recent years, seeking curb the spread of cholera, dengue fever and the chikungunya viruses which are spreading to much of the country. […] Continue reading

What We Don’t Talk About

What We Don’t Talk About / Regina Coyula Posted on July 30, 2014 My husband has dengue fever. Or chikunguya, what the difference is can only be known after a long-awaited test. We needed to find our family doctor because he kept going from house to house inquiring of people with fever or other suspicious […] Continue reading