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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

Cuba: Risk of Health Crisis Due to Lack of Potable Water

Cuba: Risk of Health Crisis Due to Lack of Potable Water / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 21 April 2017 — There is a slightly damp and cold breeze when Antonio, after drinking a rather bitter sip of coffee, with his wooden cart with rusty steel wheels, moves to a water spout in Manglar Street, very […] Continue reading

Biotech Mission to Cuba

Biotech Mission to Cuba BETC director Kamal Rashid hopes to develop collaborations in biomanufacturing March 20, 2017 As the 1950s vintage cars course through city streets seemingly frozen in time, a vibrant biopharmaceutical sector flourishes in Cuba, supplying most of the country’s essential medicines and exporting life-saving vaccines to developing countries. “It was not what […] 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

With Zika In Cuba, Visitors Asked To Bring Bug Spray To Share

With Zika In Cuba, Visitors Asked To Bring Bug Spray To Share By JULIO OCHOA WIKIMEDIA Travelers to Cuba should bring lots of mosquito repellant — not just for themselves. The Zika virus is being spread by mosquitos in Cuba, so travelers are being told to bring bug spray to protect themselves. Suzanne Carlson, owner […] 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

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

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

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

Democratic sit-in postpones House vote on Cuba measures

Democratic sit-in postpones House vote on Cuba measures Among the proposed measures are amendments to soften travel restrictions to Cuba as well as prohibit transactions with ties to the Cuban military. POR NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com A “sit-in” by Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill to push for gun control legislation, forced a delay of votes […] 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

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

CDC issues Zika virus travel notice for Cuba

CDC issues Zika virus travel notice for Cuba BY JESSICA PLAUTZ The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has added Cuba to its list of countries and territories where Zika virus is spreading after a local case was confirmed. The first case of local transmission of Zika virus in the country was confirmed Tuesday: State media […] Continue reading