Cholera in Cuba
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Blessed be filtered water

Blessed be filtered water / 14ymedio, Elvira Fernandez Posted on October 5, 2014 14ymedio, Ciego de Avila, Elvira Fernandez, 26 September 2014 – “This water will satisfy you for today. Jesus will satisfy you for eternity, do you accept him?” it reads above the two taps, in one of the most useful and widely appreciated […] 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

Cuban Health Authorities Alert on Increasing Dengue Prevalence

Saturday, August 30, 2014 Cuban Health Authorities Alert on Increasing Dengue Prevalence Havana, Cuba, Aug 30.- The prevalence of Dengue in many countries of the world continues to pose a complex  situation said Cuban health authorities who alerted that the presence on the island of all four Dengue types triggers major concern. The alert was […] Continue reading

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 […] Continue reading

Cholera Spreading in All Cuban Provinces

Cholera Spreading in All Cuban Provinces / 14ymedio Posted on August 7, 2014 14ymedio, Havana, 7 August 2014 – Health authorities in Cuba are facing one of the most serious epidemiological situations in recent years, seeking curb the spread of cholera, dengue fever and the chikungunya viruses which are spreading to much of the country. […] Continue reading

Cuba confirms Chikungunya fever cases

Posted on Wednesday, 06.18.14 Cuba confirms Chikungunya fever cases The violent fever was found in Cubans who had traveled abroad. BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The Cuban Ministry of Health has confirmed the first six cases of Chikungunya, a painful and often lingering arthritis-like fever that has been spreading rapidly across the Caribbean for the […] Continue reading

New health threat in Cuba

World: New health threat in Cuba FROM WIRE REPORTS June 10, 2014 | Updated: June 10, 2014 10:21pm MIAMI – Cuban doctors already facing outbreaks of dengue and cholera are now reporting the island’s first cases of Chikungunya, a painful, mosquito-borne fever spreading across the Caribbean, according to an independent journalist. Doctors at the Vladimir […] Continue reading

Mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya may have arrived in Cuba

Posted on Tuesday, 06.10.14 Mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya may have arrived in Cuba A disease first detected in the Caribbean in December has been spreading rapidly from island to island. BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuban doctors already facing outbreaks of dengue and cholera are now reporting the island’s first cases of Chikungunya, a painful, mosquito-borne […] Continue reading

Chikungunya outbreak in Cuba

Chikungunya outbreak in Cuba Well, it had to happen. Via Hablemos Press, a dissident news site in Cuba: Brote de fiebre Chikungunya en Cuba. [Outbreak of chikungunya fever in Cuba] Excerpt, with my translation: Médicos del Hospital General Universitario Vladimir Ilich Lenin, ubicado en la oriental provincia de Holguín, informaron sobre la existencia de casos […] Continue reading

HOLLYWOOD RAVES, WHILE CASTRO DIGS GRAVES

HOLLYWOOD RAVES, WHILE CASTRO DIGS GRAVES Exclusive: Marisa Martin blasts celebs for ignoring Cuba’s persecuted artists MARISA MARTIN Fidel Castro, Hollywood’s favorite living dictator, and his li’l bro Raul arrested more than 360 political prisoners in the first 13 days of May alone. Perhaps Kings Castro I and II are just trying to balance out […] Continue reading

UN Elects Cuba to Chair World Health Assembly Even as Cubans Lack Aspirin, Basic Health

UN Elects Cuba to Chair World Health Assembly Even as Cubans Lack Aspirin, Basic Health Cuban media hails decision; UN Watch condemns “UN handing propaganda victory to a dictatorship” GENEVA, May 19 – The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch criticized the UN’s election today of Cuba to chair the 67th World Health Assembly, with […] 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

OLPL Speaks at Johns Hopkins

OLPL Speaks at Johns Hopkins / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on May 17, 2014 Speech by OLPL in Kenney Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC, 16 May 2014. Dear friends: As a Cuban from the Island —and all Cubans are, no matter how far and how much time has […] 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

Cuba Manipulating Health Care Statistics

Cuba Manipulating Health Care Statistics Experts: Socialist regime trying to enhance its legitimacy BY: Daniel Wiser March 5, 2014 6:04 pm Cuba’s socialist regime continues to engage in widespread manipulation of its health care statistics to enhance its legitimacy abroad, experts say. The issue of Cuba’s health care record came up again recently after Sen. […] Continue reading

How Cuba is exporting repression to Venezuela

How Cuba is exporting repression to Venezuela By Marco RubioFebruary 28, 2014 | 11:29pm Excerpted from the Florida senator’s Feb. 24 remarks on the Senate floor, following a speech by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). The senator from Iowa bragged about a number of things that he learned on his trip to Cuba that I’d like […] Continue reading

Rubio Destroys Harkin on Cuba

Rubio Destroys Harkin on Cuba February 26, 2014 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I’m kind of torn here ’cause I’ve really got some interesting callers on and I’ve gotta do this Marco Rubio response to Tom Harkin because he just nails Harkin, and this is classic. So I’m gonna try to get a lot of stuff done […] 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

Slaves in White Coats

Slaves in White Coats / Miriam Celaya Posted on February 13, 2014 In the nineteenth century, slave crews were rented out after the harvest to other landlords, providing the slaves a few trifles. HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 12 — The recent “defection” of Cuban doctor Ramona Matos Rodríguez, who provided services in Brazil under an agreement […] Continue reading

Five in Cuban home for the elderly died under disputed circumstances.

Posted on Tuesday, 01.28.14 Five in Cuban home for the elderly died under disputed circumstances. BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Five people at a state-run home for the elderly in Havana died in a 24-hour period last week from what the home’s administrator said were normal causes but dissidents say was a lack of proper […] Continue reading

Stuff that Michael Moore did not tell you about Cuba

November 22, 2013 Stuff that Michael Moore did not tell you about Cuba Silvio Canto, Jr. There is something very bad going on in Cuba. First, we hear of health care but: “Officers of the Ministry of Education (MINED), Central Region, at a government meeting on Monday the 11th, suspended the Schools in the Countryside […] Continue reading

“Schools in the Countryside” Suspended Because of Dengue Fever

“Schools in the Countryside” Suspended Because of Dengue Fever / CID Posted on November 16, 2013 Santa Clara, Cuba November 13, 2013. Officers of the Ministry of Education (MINED), Central Region, at a government meeting on Monday the 11th, suspended the Schools in the Countryside program for November and December, because of the complicated epidemiological […] 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

Alerta Epidemiológica – PAHO 10-2013

Alerta Epidemiológica Cólera 1 de octubre 2013 Situación actual de los brotes de cólera en la Región Cuba: no ha reportado nuevos casos. La situación continua siendo la misma que la informada en la Alerta Epidemiológica del 26 de septiembre con un total de 678 casos confirmados de cólera1, incluyendo tres defunciones, registrados desde la […] Continue reading

They Pick up the Prostitutes but Not the Trash on the Streets of Havana

They Pick up the Prostitutes but Not the Trash on the Streets of Havana / Orlando Freire Santana Posted on September 28, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, September, www.cubanet.org – At almost the same moment that Mariela Castro declared that Cuba only penalizes pandering, but not prostitution, police officers in uniform and in plainclothes conducted an operation […] 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