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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

Chikungunya virus spreads to U.S., Cuba

Chikungunya virus spreads to U.S., Cuba By Sara Cheshire, Special to CNN June 19, 2014 — Updated 1858 GMT (0258 HKT) Dangerous mosquito illness on the rise STORY HIGHLIGHTS Chikungunya virus has spread to Cuba, health officials say A case was also just confirmed in the U.S. state of Georgia 100,000 chikungunya cases have been […] Continue reading

Chikungunya virus reported in Cuba amid Caribbean outbreak

Chikungunya virus reported in Cuba amid Caribbean outbreak A picture taken on May 30, 2014 in Santo Domingo shows employees of the Dominican Ministry of Public Health sticking posters on a wall to prevent the spread of the Chikungunya virus (AFP Photo/Erika Santelices) Havana (AFP) – Cuban health authorities confirmed six cases of the mosquito-born […] Continue reading

“Dozens of cases of chikungunya” in Cuba

June 18, 2014 “Dozens of cases of chikungunya” in Cuba Via the Miami Herald, a completely unsurprising report: Cuba confirms Chikungunya fever cases. Excerpt: The Cuban Ministry of Health has confirmed the first six cases of Chikungunya, a painful and often lingering arthritis-like fever that has been spreading rapidly across the Caribbean for the past […] Continue reading

Cuba confirms Chikungunya fever cases

Posted on Wednesday, 06.18.14 Cuba confirms Chikungunya fever cases The violent fever was found in Cubans who had traveled abroad. BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The Cuban Ministry of Health has confirmed the first six cases of Chikungunya, a painful and often lingering arthritis-like fever that has been spreading rapidly across the Caribbean for the […] Continue reading

Mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya may have arrived in Cuba

Posted on Tuesday, 06.10.14 Mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya may have arrived in Cuba A disease first detected in the Caribbean in December has been spreading rapidly from island to island. BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuban doctors already facing outbreaks of dengue and cholera are now reporting the island’s first cases of Chikungunya, a painful, mosquito-borne […] Continue reading

Chikungunya outbreak in Cuba

Chikungunya outbreak in Cuba Well, it had to happen. Via Hablemos Press, a dissident news site in Cuba: Brote de fiebre Chikungunya en Cuba. [Outbreak of chikungunya fever in Cuba] Excerpt, with my translation: Médicos del Hospital General Universitario Vladimir Ilich Lenin, ubicado en la oriental provincia de Holguín, informaron sobre la existencia de casos […] Continue reading

Cuba – Chikungunya Reported In Several Provinces

Cuba: Chikungunya Reported In Several Provinces This past Friday, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reported for the first time, two imported chikungunya cases on the island country; however, it appears that it may be worse than the PAHO reports. Hablemos Press report reported Friday (computer translated), doctors at the Vladimir Ilich Lenin University General […] Continue reading

Chikungunya Reported In Several Provinces

Cuba: Chikungunya Reported In Several Provinces
Published On: Sun, Jun 8th, 2014

This past Friday, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reported for the first time, two imported chikungunya cases on the island country; however, it appears that it may… Continue reading

Cuba Major infectious diseases

Cuba Major infectious diseases Factbook > Countries > Cuba > Demographics Major infectious diseases: degree of risk: intermediate food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis A vectorborne diseases: dengue fever (2013) Definition: This entry lists major infectious diseases likely to be encountered in countries where the risk of such diseases is assessed to be […] Continue reading

What the Chikungunya Virus Means for Cuba

What the Chikunguynya Virus Means for Cuba May 11, 2014 Graham Sowa HAVANA TIMES — After months of hopping from one Caribbean island to the next the Chikungunya virus has arrived within 50km of Cuban shores. With confirmed cases in neighboring Haiti this disease has implications for the Cuban public health system, vector control campaign, […] Continue reading