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    Students at the University of Medical Sciences Continue Without Classes
    / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada
    Translator: Unstated, Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada

    Spraying for mosquitoes that cause dengue fever. Source:
    For the second week in a row all institutes devoted to medical education
    and health technology in Havana have suspended classes.

    Students were taken from their classrooms in order to screen people in
    Havana who are suffering from fevers, and to supervise the control of
    the Aedes aegypti mosquito in different municipalities. The suspension
    of classes is in order to strengthen every area of health in the
    prevention and early detection of new cases of Dengue.

    Students are required to spend all the hours of the morning on each of
    the routes established for the investigation, and this must be completed
    before they appear for the territorial clinic debriefing and for further
    analysis from the physicians directing hygiene and epidemiology .

    Some of the students participating in this activity do so under threat;
    those not attending this activity can be expelled from their respective
    careers. The refusal of many of these students is due to the fact that a
    number of homes remain closed or in the worst case prefer to close their
    doors because they do not trust the epidemiological work.

    Public Health directors have recently reported continued detection of
    new cases and the work of investigation and mosquito control will have
    to be reinforced by the Youth Labor Army (EJT) and young people of
    Compulsive Military Service age.

    September 24 2012

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