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    Cuba reports more Zika virus cases
    Source: Xinhua 2016-04-14 05:05:33

    HAVANA, April 13 (Xinhua) — A Cuban arriving from Venezuela days ago
    has been confirmed as the ninth imported case, bringing the country’s
    total number of Zika virus infections to 10, Cuba’s Health Ministry
    announced Wednesday.

    The patient, who is from Havana, the national capital, began to feel ill
    on April 4 in Venezuela. On Friday, he was admitted to the Pedro Kouri
    Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK) for treatment after coming back to

    On Tuesday, the IPK laboratory reported that a real-time blood test
    confirmed the patient was positive for Zika. While he remains
    hospitalized, he is in good health, the ministry said.

    Cuba has disclosed eight other imported cases of Zika virus infection,
    including a Venezuelan doctor who arrived in Cuba to take a
    post-graduate course. So far, the country has seen only one domestic
    case, a 21-year-old girl from Havana who had never traveled abroad.

    Cuba is launching a campaign against the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, of
    which, the female ones carries Zika, plus chikungunya and dengue
    viruses. The government has deployed more than 9,000 soldiers and 200
    police officers to support fumigation efforts in homes and workplaces.

    Source: Cuba reports more Zika virus cases – Xinhua | –

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