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U.S. issues travel alert for cholera in Cuba

Posted on Wednesday, 08.21.13 U.S. issues travel alert for cholera in Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana has issued an alert for cholera, triggering fresh allegations that Havana is hushing up an outbreak of the potentially fatal disease to avoid damaging its $2.5 billion-a-year tourism industry. Officials at the […] 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

Cuba confirms 51 cholera cases in Havana

15 January 2013 Last updated at 21:22 GMT Cuba confirms 51 cholera cases in Havana Cuba's health ministry has confirmed a cholera outbreak in Havana with 51 people infected – the biggest incidence of the disease there in decades. An official statement said health workers had detected an increase in "acute diarrhoea" in some districts, […] Continue reading

Cholera fear in Cuba as officials keep silent

13 January 2013 Last updated at 08:10 GMT Cholera fear in Cuba as officials keep silent By Sarah Rainsford BBC News, Havana Uvaldo Pino was a neighbourhood barber in Cerro, one of the poorer and more overcrowded districts of Cuba's capital, Havana. In late December, the 46-year-old fell sick with vomiting and diarrhoea and died […] Continue reading

When Sandy Hit Cuba

November 4, 2012, 6:45 p.m. ET When Sandy Hit Cuba The regime in Havana would rather watch the Cuban people annihilated than risk losing its lock on power. By MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY A day after the worst of extratropical cyclone Sandy—once a hurricane—had pulled out of town, I strolled around Lower Manhattan expecting to find […] Continue reading

Cuba’s bloggers stir up storm

Cuba's bloggers stir up storm November 4, 2012 – 4:15am By The Economist The New York Times Syndicate Six days after hurricane Sandy passed through, Santiago — Cuba's second city, with a population of 500,000 — remained without power. Running water was scarce in Santiago, where a cholera outbreak was reported earlier this year, and […] Continue reading

Chinks in the state’s media monopoly

Winds of change Chinks in the state's media monopoly Nov 3rd 2012 | HAVANA | from the print edition SIX days after Hurricane Sandy passed through, Santiago, Cuba's second city with a population of 500,000, remained without power. Running water in Santiago, where a cholera outbreak was reported earlier this year, was scarce and there […] Continue reading

Cubans Need Help Recovering From Hurricane Sandy

Cubans Need Help Recovering From Hurricane Sandy / Yoani SanchezTranslator: Unstated, Yoani Sanchez    How You Can Help Hurricane Sandy has devastated the city of Santiago de Cuba and caused severe damage in several towns in the east of the country. The images of destruction speak for themselves, but the cameras barely manage to capture a […] Continue reading

As Hurricane Sandy devastates Cuba, bloggers rise to the challenge

As Hurricane Sandy devastates Cuba, bloggers rise to the challenge Posted by Max Fisher on October 29, 2012 at 10:31 am Cuban bloggers are showing surprising initiative in responding to Hurricane Sandy, which has killed 11 and caused significant damage since making landfall there on Thursday. It's still not clear how costly the storm will […] Continue reading

Cuba and Haiti struggle to recover from Hurricane Sandy

Posted on Sunday, 10.28.12 Hurricane Sandy Cuba and Haiti struggle to recover from Hurricane Sandy In the two hard-hit countries, where Hurricane Sandy caused 66 deaths, residents are coping with life without electricity and water. In Santiago de Cuba alone, some 137,000 homes were damaged. By MIMI WHITEFIELD And JACQUELINE CHARLES mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com Even before Hurricane […] Continue reading

Seven Proposals After Hurricane Sandy

Seven Proposals After Hurricane Sandy / Yoani Sanchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sanchez Thursday morning will never be forgotten by thousands of people in Eastern Cuba. The wind, flying roofs, heavy rains and trees falling on streets and houses, will remain as permanent memories of Hurricane Sandy. Nor will they be able to get out of […] Continue reading

Have We Become Accustomed To Dirt?

Have We Become Accustomed To Dirt? / Yoani Sánchez Translator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez A teenager writes — with his index finger — the words "Wash me" in the dust on the window of the bus. A mother asks her son what the school bathroom is like and he confirms that "it stinks so much you […] Continue reading

Cuba travel warning still in place

Cuba travel warning still in place 07 August, 2012 Health officials in Cayman are warning people to take precautions if they travel to Cuba due to the ongoing outbreak of cholera. According to the latest report from the Pan American Health Organisation, three people have died from cholera in Cuba and the number of confirmed […] Continue reading

CDC issues a travel notice for Cuba

CDC issues a travel notice for Cuba The CDC has issued a travel notice for travelers to Cuba because of cholera outbreak For the first time in a century, the island country of Cuba is experiencing a cholera outbreak. Health officials have confirmed at least 137 cases of the bacterial disease including three fatalities. The […] Continue reading

Traditional Carnivals Suspended Due to Cholera in Cuba

Traditional Carnivals Suspended Due to Cholera in Cuba Published July 19, 2012 EFE Traditional summer carnivals in the eastern Cuban cities of Bayamo and Manzanillo have been suspended due to an outbreak of cholera in the region, authorities said Wednesday. The celebrations, scheduled for August, were canceled "to avoid the spread of illnesses," a Communist […] Continue reading

Cuban Cholera Outbreak Causes Canada Health Advisory – UPDATE

Cuban Cholera Outbreak Causes Canada Health Advisory – UPDATE Posted by Staff on Jul 15th, 2012 // No Comment Canada Issues Travel Advisory for Cuban Cholera Outbreak Canada, which does not have the travel ban on Cuban travel as does the United States, has issued a travel advisory to its citizens contemplating travel to the […] Continue reading

Cuba mute in the time of cholera

Cuba mute in the time of cholera Castro government strong on public health, weak on public information in response to outbreak. Nick MiroffJuly 13, 2012 13:47 Cuba media cholera 2012 07 13 Cubans only relying on local media such as the official newspaper of the Cuban Communist Party, Granma, miss important information about a cholera […] Continue reading

Cuba: Reporting in Times of Cholera

http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=74222 Cuba: Reporting in Times of Cholera July 12, 2012 Fernando Ravsberg* The sale of food in the streets of Cuba rarely meets the necessary health standards. (Photo: Raquel Perez) HAVANA TIMES — Very soon we'll have to read the Cuban press using technical dictionaries to allow us to understand what they're talking about. Now, […] Continue reading

Cuba’s top epidemiologist tells CNN in Manzanillo that cholera has not spread

Posted on Saturday, 07.14.12 Cuba's top epidemiologist tells CNN in Manzanillo that cholera has not spread By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuba's national director of epidemiology has told a CNN crew, the first foreign journalists to visit the focus of a cholera outbreak, that the disease has not spread to other regions and that the […] Continue reading

Under observation

Cuban health care Under observation An outbreak of cholera tests a much-praised health system Jul 14th 2012 | MEXICO CITY | CHOLERA was eradicated in Cuba more than half a century ago. But on July 3rd the government announced that the disease had returned, infecting 53 people and killing three in the south-eastern province of […] 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

Cuba’s cholera outbreak prompts Canadian health advisory

Cuba's cholera outbreak prompts Canadian health advisory Prithi Yelaja, CBC News Posted: Jul 12, 2012 2:16 PM ET An outbreak of cholera in Cuba has prompted Canadian and European agencies to issue health advisories to the Caribbean country, a popular destination for tourists. As of Thursday, 85 cases had been confirmed by Cuba's Ministry of […] Continue reading

Cuban doctors battle to control cholera outbreak

Cuban doctors battle to control cholera outbreak By Patrick Oppmann, CNN July 13, 2012 — Updated 0934 GMT (1734 HKT) Manzanillo, Cuba (CNN) — At first the Cuban doctors thought they were dealing with an outbreak of food poisoning. The patients that arrived for treatment in mid-June at hospitals in Manzanillo had all gone to […] Continue reading

Scope of Cuba’s cholera outbreak unclear

Scope of Cuba's cholera outbreak unclear 11/07/2012 10:33:00 AM Angela Mulholland Worries are growing about how widespread the cholera outbreak affecting Cuba is, with news that at least 85 people have become ill and reports that the disease has spread to several parts of the country. Worries are growing about how widespread the cholera outbreak […] 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

Cuba confirms deadly cholera outbreak

Cuba confirms deadly cholera outbreak 3 July 2012 Last updated at 18:59 GMT Three people have died and 53 more are infected in a rare outbreak of cholera in south-east Cuba, officials have confirmed. Communist Party newspaper Granma said a number of wells suspected to be the source of the outbreak had been closed. The […] Continue reading