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Cholera Situation Worsens in Ciego de Avila

Cholera Situation Worsens in Ciego de Avila / 14ymedio
Posted on August 15, 2014

14YMEDIO – An increase in the number of patients hospitalized for
cholera indicates that the unfortunate epidemiological situation in the
province of Ciego de Avila is worsening, causing alarm among the population.

After several months of experiencing the illness in this territory, “the
last two weeks have seen a growing number of people infected,” according
to a small article appearing on the last page of the provincial weekly
Invador, under the title “Increase in Cases of Cholera,” written by
Moisés González Yero.

Fernando Bravo Fleites, director of the Provincial Center of Hygiene,
Epidemiology and Microbiology, states that currently contagion is found
in at least 19 places in the province and says that the most critical
municipalities are Primero de Enero, Majague, Florencia, Venezuela and

One of the latest steps has been the temporary closure of the The
Charcazo campground in the Primero de Enero municipality.

In an unusual request that is evidence of the decline in the quality of
life, the director of the Provincial Center of Hygiene advises
Avilanians to redouble “the attention to drinking water that is
adequately clean.”

Health authorities also “call on people not to defecate in the open, an
act that represents a great danger of disease transmission and, in cases
like the present, is a violation severely punished by law.”

Source: Cholera Situation Worsens in Ciego de Avila / 14ymedio |
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