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Obama administration sends top disease specialists to Cuba

Obama administration sends top disease specialists to Cuba October 19, 2016 View photos HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration sent some of the United States’ top infectious disease specialists to Cuba on Wednesday to open a new phase in medical cooperation after more than a half-century of isolation. Two dozen U.S. and Cuban experts on […] 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

Cuba reports remarkable success in containing Zika virus

Cuba reports remarkable success in containing Zika virus By Michael Weissenstein?|?AP September 2 at 12:25 AM HAVANA — Six months after President Raul Castro declared war on the Zika virus in Cuba, a militarized nationwide campaign of intensive mosquito spraying, monitoring and quarantine appears to be working. Cuba is among the few countries 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

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 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

Congress considers bills to restrict welfare for Cuban immigrants

Congress considers bills to restrict welfare for Cuban immigrants The proposed legislation would make most Cuban immigrants ineligible for refugee money, medical benefits and other assistance. BY MEGAN O’MATZ Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. A bill to restrict welfare for Cuban immigrants would save the U.S. government $2.45 billion over the next decade, congressional analysts […] Continue reading

Cuba – The Return of the Power Cuts

Cuba: The Return of the Power Cuts / Ivan Garcia Ivan Garcia, 27 May 2016 — As of three weeks ago there have been power cuts of up to three hours in different parts of Havana. Sometimes longer. “Friday, April 29 in Altahabana (a neighbourhood in the southeast of the city), the power was cut […] 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

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

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

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

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