Cholera in Cuba
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Liberal Republic – Socialist Revolution

Liberal Republic / Socialist Revolution MIGUEL SALES | Málaga | 1 Jun 2016 – 9:43 am. May 20 will mark 114 years since the founding of the Republic of Cuba. The date, which went unnoticed by almost everyone, is important in itself, because it marks the moment when Spain’s last holding in the Americas broke […] Continue reading

EU provides drought support for Caribbean nations

EU provides drought support for Caribbean nations PR Added 28 May 2016 SANTO DOMINGO – The impact of natural disasters is increasing, despite countries’ efforts to reduce it. Over the past year, drought has affected more than 6.2 million people in the Caribbean, especially in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Irregular and insufficient rainfall […] Continue reading

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

Officials Arrested For Stealing Chemical Used To Fight Dengue Fever

Officials Arrested For Stealing Chemical Used To Fight Dengue Fever / 14ymedio, Fernando Donate Ochoa Posted on October 14, 2015 14ymedio, Fernando Donate Ochoa, Holguin, 14 October 2015 — Several directors and heads of health districts in Holguin have been arrested for their links with the illegal sale of permethrin, a chemical used to fumigate […] Continue reading

Havana, Between the Scarcity of Water and the Rains

Havana, Between the Scarcity of Water and the Rains / Ivan Garcia Posted on June 10, 2015 Iván García, 8 June 2015 — This is the current scenario. About 60,000 families receive their drinking water by tanker trucks. 60% of the water distributed is lost due to breakdowns in the hydraulic system. 20% of that […] Continue reading

New Outbreaks of Cholera in Santiago de Cuba

New Outbreaks of Cholera in Santiago de Cuba / 14ymedio, Yosmani Mayeta Labrada Posted on June 5, 2015 14ymedio, Yosmani Mayeta Labrada, Santiago de Cuba, 4 June 2015 — In the midst of preparations for the 5th Centenary of the foundation of Santiago de Cuba, the Hygiene and Epidemiology agencies have enacted several measures to […] Continue reading

Medical Impotence

Cuba: Medical Impotence / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Posted on February 25, 2015 While the government exports thousands of doctors, old diseases are coming back, such as dengue fever, tuberculosis, whooping cough, chikungunya, and cholera, and new exotic diseases are appearing that had never before been seen on the Island. Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 18 February […] Continue reading

The fight against Ebola is the new theater of war

Cuba: The fight against Ebola is the new theater of war / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on November 4, 2014 Every interesting story has light and dark parts, epic actions, and a protagonist who inspires. The rest consists of weaving reasons and emotions together by way of origami. The Cuban government knows very well how […] Continue reading

What Happens If Ebola Comes To Cuba?

What Happens If Ebola Comes To Cuba? / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Posted on October 17, 2014 By Jeovany Jimenez Vega The Ebola outbreak on the world epidemiological scene will obviously involve a huge challenge for every country that is reached by the current epidemic, already registered as the greatest in history and that in recent […] Continue reading

How the Cuban Government Uses Health Worker

How the Cuban Government Uses Health Workers September 30, 2014 Yenisel Rodríguez Perez HAVANA TIMES – Health problems begin to spread across Cuba as the government begins to lose the firm hand of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDRs) to impose its epidemic-control methods and procedures on the population. Historically, the Castro […] Continue reading

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

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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

Innermost thoughts of Raúl Castro president of the Council of State, “tired predator” – Cuba

Innermost thoughts* of Raúl Castro president of the Council of State, “tired predator” – Cuba “Although nearly 82, I secured a new five-year term as president in February 2013. It will be the last one. It is time for me to stand down after making some concessions… in a manner of speaking, at least. I […] Continue reading

The Gorki Aguila Case

The Gorki Aguila Case / Lia Villares Posted on February 23, 2014 The trial schedules for this Tuesday against Gorki Águila, leader of the punk rock band Porno para Ricardo, was postponed because of the health problems of his defense attorney, according to the musician himself on his Facebook page. Gorki spoke about the background […] Continue reading

Cuba Tests a Cholera Vaccine

Cuba Tests a Cholera Vaccine October 24, 2013 HAVANA TIMES — Cuban researchers are working to develop a cholera vaccine that is being tested in Cuba and Mozambique, reported dpa news. There are two variants to combat the intestinal disease developed at the Finlay Institute in Havana. One of them, a “live vaccine strain” is […] Continue reading

Inmate Dies in Havana Jail, Possibly From Cholera

Inmate Dies in Havana Jail, Possibly From Cholera / Laritza Diversent Posted on September 21, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba , September 18, 2013 , www.cubanet.org.- For approximately 15 days, several prisoners complained about cholera cases within the Combinado del Este prison in Havana. So far the authorities of the Ministry of Public Health have not reported […] Continue reading

Angel Santiesteban Admitted to Salvador Allende Hospital with Dengue Fever

Official Communication: Angel Santiesteban Admitted to Salvador Allende Hospital with Dengue Fever / Angel Santiesteban Posted on September 18, 2013 From Friday the 13th, Angel Santiesteban Prats presented with sporadic fever spikes, without the prison authorities responding to his requests for medical attention. Just yesterday afternoon, Tuesday the 17th, they decided to send him “just […] Continue reading

Cuba’s hard truths exposed

Cuba’s hard truths exposed Lane, Friday, September 13, 1:48 AM Cholera is a potentially fatal, water-borne, gastrointestinal disease usually associated with poverty and inadequate sanitation. Some 600,000 people contracted the disease in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, 8,000 of whom died. It is not the sort of illness that you would expect to find in […] Continue reading

The Story of the Good Pipe

The Story of the Good Pipe* / Fernando Damaso Posted on September 2, 2013 Cuba has serious medical problems at home. There have been cases reported of cholera, tuberculosis and dengue fever — already at epidemic levels — and other illnesses that have not been seen for decades in this country. In towns and cities […] Continue reading

Major Department Store in Havana Shut Down for Health Issues

Major Department Store in Havana Shut Down for Health Issues August 29, 2013 Daniel Palacios (Cafe Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — Havana’s Almacenes Ultra department store will remain closed “until further notice” on instructions from the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP). The busy store was closed last week owing to “large concentrations of mosquitos and […] Continue reading

Cuba reports more cholera among foreign visitors

Posted on Monday, 08.26.13 Cuba reports more cholera among foreign visitors BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuba-born New York high school teacher Alfredo Gómez says it was bad enough that he contracted cholera during a family visit to Havana this summer. Then he got a bill from the government hospital — $4,700. Gómez’ complaint came […] Continue reading

Cuba still battling cholera a year after first cases reported

Cuba still battling cholera a year after first cases reported Marc Frank Reuters HAVANA – A year after the first cholera cases in decades were reported in Cuba, the country is still struggling with outbreaks in various provinces, health workers and residents told Reuters on Thursday. On Tuesday the United States issued a health advisory […] Continue reading

Cuba Covers Up Cholera at Home, Yet Sends Doctors Abroad

Cuba Covers Up Cholera at Home, Yet Sends Doctors Abroad at 10:25 PM Thursday, August 22, 2013 Here’s another one of the absurdities of Castro’s Cuba (and the complicit blindness of its allies): In the last year, the Castro regime has gone out of its way to cover-up a cholera epidemic in Cuba. It even […] Continue reading

PAHO Issues Cholera Update For Haiti, Dominican Republic And Cuba

PAHO Issues Cholera Update For Haiti, Dominican Republic And Cuba The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recently released an Epidemiological Update for cholera in the Caribbean region, covering Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. According to the report, in Haiti, since the beginning of the epidemic (October 2010) to epidemiological week (EW) 32 of 2013, […] Continue reading