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    Cuba says Zika tally rises to nearly 1,900 cases Cuba said on Thursday 1,847 residents had so far contracted the mosquito-borne Zika virus, warning that certain provinces on the Caribbean island still had high rates of infestation despite a series of measures to stave off the epidemic. At the start of the global Zika outbreak, […] Continue reading
    Cuba: Risk of Health Crisis Due to Lack of Potable Water / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 21 April 2017 — There is a slightly damp and cold breeze when Antonio, after drinking a rather bitter sip of coffee, with his wooden cart with rusty steel wheels, moves to a water spout in Manglar Street, very […] Continue reading
    Cuba is waging an organized, intrusive war on Zika. It’s working By ROB WATERS NOVEMBER 8, 2016 HAVANA — The retired accountant went to her neighborhood health clinic one Friday last month for a scheduled blood pressure check. Doctors noticed 74-year-old Elsa Pérez Garcia’s red eyes and skin rash and immediately suspected Zika virus. The […] Continue reading
    Building Socialism in Cuba As pressure for economic liberalization grows, what would it take to turn Cuba into a socialist democracy? by Samuel Farber In July 2016, thanks to a 20 percent reduction in oil shipments from Venezuela, Cuba’s economy minister Marino Murillo announced a 6 percent cut in electricity and a 28 percent cut […] Continue reading
    Overflowing Garbage in Havana, Whose Fault? September 27, 2016 By Regina Cano HAVANA TIMES — It’s been raining a lot recently and in addition to the benefits that rain brings us, it also brings unrelated-to-nature collateral damage to the City of Havana. This is evident in dispersed garbage accumulated in garbage heaps that multiply across […] Continue reading
    Autochthonous Chikungunya Fever in Traveler Returning to Japan from Cuba To the Editor: Chikungunya fever is a febrile illness caused by mosquito-transmitted chikungunya virus CHIKV: (genus Alphavirus, family Togaviridae). Clinical signs and symptoms typically begin with high-grade fever after an incubation period of 2–4 days (1). Other common symptoms include polyarthralgia, which is usually symmetric […] Continue reading
    How Cuba is fighting Zika BY DANIEL CHANG dchang@miamiherald.com After Cuba was ravaged in 1981 by an epidemic of hemorrhagic dengue fever — a mosquito-borne illness — the island nation’s communist government launched an aggressive response that created the framework for its reportedly successful fight against Zika, according to an article published Wednesday in the […] Continue reading
    Timeline: Zika’s origin and global spread July 18, 2016 The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery nearly 70 years ago: 1947: Scientists researching yellow fever in Uganda’s Zika Forest identify the virus in a rhesus monkey 1948: Virus recovered from Aedes africanus mosquito in Zika Forest 1952: […] Continue reading
    Cuba reports no Zika transmission since March; Dengue all but eliminated HAVANA | BY MARC FRANK REUTERS/ENRIQUE DE LA OSA Cuba has successfully held off the Zika epidemic and in the process all but eliminated Dengue fever and other mosquito-carried illnesses, state-run media reported on Tuesday. Public Health Minister Roberto Morales Ojeda told a Council […] Continue reading
    Puerto Rico plans commercial office in Cuba to promote trade HAVANA | BY MARC FRANK Puerto Rico has taken the first steps toward opening a commercial office in Cuba, Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said on Saturday, on the sidelines of a Caribbean summit in Havana. Garcia Padilla is the first sitting Puerto Rican governor in […] Continue reading

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    At the request of various readers we have created this new page dedicated to the aedes aegypti mosquito to help those interested in the epidemics of dengue, chikungunya and zika to find the data they need.

    A petición de varios… Continue reading

    Obama May Meet Zika Head On in Cuba White House Letter By GARDINER HARRIS FEB. 15, 2016 WASHINGTON — As the White House considers a historic visit by President Obama to Cuba this year, a concern beyond the political and diplomatic hurdles has arisen: the Zika virus. Mr. Obama has said he would “very much” […] Continue reading

    Holguin Besieged by Dengue Fever Mosquito / 14ymedio, Fernando Donate Ochoa
    Posted on June 16, 2015

    14ymedio, Fernando Donate Ochoa, Holguin, 15 June 2015 — An undesirable
    presence has been constant these days in the province of Holguin. A
    severe… Continue reading

    Dengue Fever and Tall Stories for Children / Yoani Sanchez
    Posted on August 20, 2014

    Explaining death to a child is always a difficult task. Some parents
    reach for a metaphor and others lie. The adults justify someone’s death
    to… Continue reading

    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… Continue reading