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    Competing airline offers L.A. tickets to family refused Cuba vacation refund Air Canada comes to the rescue for Calgary family Calgary family who thought struggles with Sunwing Vacations would ground travel plans, is set to depart. Kamil Karamali explains. Sunwing refuses cancellation request A family fearing the Zika virus will affect their unborn child can’t […] Continue reading
    Family refused Cuba vacation refund after unexpected pregnancy Sunwing refuses cancellation request A family fearing the Zika virus will affect their unborn child can’t get a refund on a flight to Cuba. Kamil Karamali has details. Jackie Dunham, CTVNews.ca @JaclynLDunham Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:03AM EDT What began as a dream vacation for one […] 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
    Biotech Mission to Cuba BETC director Kamal Rashid hopes to develop collaborations in biomanufacturing March 20, 2017 As the 1950s vintage cars course through city streets seemingly frozen in time, a vibrant biopharmaceutical sector flourishes in Cuba, supplying most of the country’s essential medicines and exporting life-saving vaccines to developing countries. “It was not what […] Continue reading
    Government underreporting cases of zika, say doctors DDC | La Habana | 16 de Enero de 2017 – 14:52 CET. Four doctors at the general teaching hospitals in Lawton and 30 de noviembre, in the municipality of 10 de octubre, and at the Abel Santamaría and Héroes de Girón medical facilities in El Cerro, told […] Continue reading
    With Zika In Cuba, Visitors Asked To Bring Bug Spray To Share By JULIO OCHOA WIKIMEDIA Travelers to Cuba should bring lots of mosquito repellant — not just for themselves. The Zika virus is being spread by mosquitos in Cuba, so travelers are being told to bring bug spray to protect themselves. Suzanne Carlson, owner […] Continue reading
    Are Americans already over Cuba? Friday, December 9, 2016 Posted by The Canadian Press Demand for travel to Cuba may be flattening, with soaring hotel prices on the island, American Airlines cutting some flights, and uncertainty over whether new travel restrictions could be imposed when Donald Trump takes office. Gregory Geronemus, co-CEO of smarTours, a […] Continue reading
    Travel to Cuba Flattens Because of Expensive Hotels, 2016 Election Results Gregory Geronemus, co-CEO of smarTours, said “Zika has cast a shadow” on the region too, despite the Cuban government’s assertion that mosquito abatement efforts have been successful By Beth J. Harpaz Dec. 5, 2016. Demand for travel to Cuba may be flattening, with soaring […] Continue reading
    Is demand for travel to Cuba flattening? Demand for travel to Cuba may be flattening, with soaring hotel prices on the island, American Airlines cutting some flights, and uncertainty over whether new travel restrictions could be imposed when Donald Trump takes office. Gregory Geronemus, co-CEO of smarTours, a tour company that’s taken 3,000 Americans to […] 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
    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
    Why the Zika virus is causing alarm REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE – Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas. The following are some questions and answers about the virus and current outbreak: How do […] Continue reading

    Will the Pope Swallow the Castros’ Bait? / Ivan Garcia
    Posted on September 23, 2015

    Ivan Garcia, 19 September 2015 — Right at noon on Thursday, September
    17, two enormous Soviet-era KP3 trucks filled with trash were rumbling
    along Tenth… 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

    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 Chikungunya virus has arrived within 50km of Cuban shores.
    With confirmed cases in… Continue reading