Cholera in Cuba
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Santiago – cholera is on the rise

Santiago: cholera is on the rise LOURDES GÓMEZ | Santiago de Cuba | 5 Nov 2015 – 6:46 pm. Rumors of daily deaths, frenzied medical activity evident in every neighborhood, and properties surrounded by lime are the order of the day in Santiago de Cuba. Rumors of daily deaths, frenzied medical activity evident in every […] Continue reading

Cólera

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Nota descriptiva N°107
Febrero de 2014


Datos y cifras

  • El cólera es una enfermedad diarreica aguda que, si no se trata, puede causar la muerte en cuestión de horas.
  • Se calcula que cada año se producen entre 3 millones y 5 millones de casos… Continue reading

Cholera

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Fact sheet N°107
Reviewed February 2014


Key facts

  • Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease that can kill within hours if left untreated.
  • There are an estimated 3–5 million cholera cases and 100 000–120 000 deaths due to cholera every year.
  • Up to 80% of… 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 Chikunguynya 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 Chikunguynya 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

Cholera Spreads Through Cienfuegos Province

Cholera Spreads Through Cienfuegos Province / Alejandro Tur Valladares Posted on August 20, 2013 CIENFUEGOS, Cuba, www.cubanet.org – The first case of infection was discovered last August 8 in the peripheral district of San Lazaro and although at the beginning epidemiologists thought that the virus could have been transferred from the city by Havana by […] Continue reading

Cuba’s silence on cholera dangerous to your health

Posted on Saturday, 08.17.13 CHOLERA, DENGUE, MALARIA Cuba’s silence on cholera dangerous to your health BY SHERRI L. PORCELAIN SPORCELA@MED.MIAMI.EDU After a century hiatus, cholera has returned to Cuba. Along with the re-emergence of dengue, a mosquito-born disease, both the local population and tourists visiting the island remain at risk today. This is no surprise […] Continue reading

Cuba stays silent about deadly cholera outbreak

Posted on Saturday, 12.08.12 Life on the island Cuba stays silent about deadly cholera outbreak It's the disease that the government doesn't acknowledge, because it might deter tourists from coming to the island. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban dissident Walter Clavel says that when he took his 2-year-old son to a hospital Wednesday with […] Continue reading

Mounting Cholera?

Mounting Cholera? / Miriam Celaya Miriam Celaya, Translator: Norma Whiting A few days from the announced celebration of that mournful date, July 26th, in the province of Guantánamo, rumors continue to be increasingly stronger that there are several cases of cholera in eastern Cuba, plus it is even being said that there have been several […] Continue reading

Ongoing outbreak of cholera in Cuba, potential risk for European travellers

Epidemiological update: Ongoing outbreak of cholera in Cuba, potential risk for European travellers 10 Jul 2012 ECDC On 3 July the Cuban Ministry of Health confirmed an outbreak of cholera in the south-western city of Manzanillo. It is the first time in almost 150 years that an outbreak of cholera is reported in the island. […] Continue reading

Cayman Islands issues advisory for travel to Cuba

Cayman Islands issues advisory for travel to Cuba Published on July 10, 2012 GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (GIS) — Following a cholera outbreak in Cuba, the Cayman Islands' Medical Officer of Health, Dr Kiran Kumar, has issued a travel advisory recommending travel to that country on an essential basis only. According to media reports Cuba […] Continue reading