Cholera in Cuba
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Cuba refuses US help after Hurricane Matthew ravages the east

Cuba refuses US help after Hurricane Matthew ravages the east Harriet Alexander, new york 22 OCTOBER 2016 • 6:42PM Cuba has turned down offers from the United States of assistance to rebuild their country in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, in a sign that the relationship between the Cold War foes remains frustratingly frosty. Several […] Continue reading

Cuba, A Country Without Thermometers

Cuba, A Country Without Thermometers / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar Posted on October 25, 2015 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, 25 October 2015 – There are few grandmothers left who simply put their hand on a grandchild’s forehead to find out if he or she has a fever. With the widespread availability of body temperature thermometers in the […] Continue reading

The Politics of Prevention – Cholera in Cuba

The Politics of Prevention: Cholera in Cuba [30-07-2015 01:02:47] Cuba Transition Project (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Even before the scheduled opening of the US Embassy on July 20, 2015, there were advertisements, blog posts, tweets, and news feeds welcoming U.S. residents to Cuba for cultural, religious or educational opportunities. Cuba remains a popular destination for Canadian and Western […] Continue reading

WHEN WILL CUBA END ITS ‘INTERNAL EMBARGO’?

WHEN WILL CUBA END ITS ‘INTERNAL EMBARGO’? by SPYRIDON MITSOTAKIS 13 Apr 2015 When I travelled for two weeks in working class areas of Cuba last year, a Cuban worker explained to me that while they hear endlessly from the government about the “American embargo against Cuba,” the real problem is the “internal embargo”—the embargo […] 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’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

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

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

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

Cholera reportedly kills 15, sickens hundreds in eastern Cuba

Posted on Friday, 07.06.12 Cholera reportedly kills 15, sickens hundreds in eastern Cuba People in Cuba say hospitals are chaotic and being controlled by security agents who don't want alarming reports to get out. By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The first cholera outbreak in Cuba in a century has left at least 15 dead and […] Continue reading