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Competing airline offers L.A. tickets to family refused Cuba vacation refund

Competing airline offers L.A. tickets to family refused Cuba vacation refund Air Canada comes to the rescue for Calgary family Calgary family who thought struggles with Sunwing Vacations would ground travel plans, is set to depart. Kamil Karamali explains. Sunwing refuses cancellation request A family fearing the Zika virus will affect their unborn child can’t […] Continue reading

Family refused Cuba vacation refund after unexpected pregnancy

Family refused Cuba vacation refund after unexpected pregnancy Sunwing refuses cancellation request A family fearing the Zika virus will affect their unborn child can’t get a refund on a flight to Cuba. Kamil Karamali has details. Jackie Dunham, CTVNews.ca @JaclynLDunham Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:03AM EDT What began as a dream vacation for one […] Continue reading

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

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

Negligence and Violations Opened the Door to Zika in Holguin

Negligence and Violations Opened the Door to Zika in Holguin / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almedia, 8 September 2016 — A commission put together by senior management from the Ministries of the Interior and of Public Health in Cuba has released a report that enters into evidence the origin of the entrance of the […] 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 – Is it conquered in Cuba?

Zika: Is it conquered in Cuba? GLOBE NEWSWIRE While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning pregnant women to avoid Miami and Zika has arrived in New York, Cuba claims to have it under control, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Executive Director Jane Orient, M.D. Additionally, the island’s public health […] 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

Why Military Service Should Be Abolished in Cuba

Why Military Service Should Be Abolished in Cuba / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 23 April 2016 — They work as a pair. Raciel, a black man almost six feet tall, with long arms and legs and a pock-marked complexion, is in charge of the fumigation equipment, while Yilsander, a light-skinned, pudgy man, carries a black […] 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

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

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

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

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

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