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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:37 AM

Second cholera outbreak affects 51 in Cuba

Source: Agence France-Presse

Second cholera outbreak affects 51 in Cuba
By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 15:54 EST

new cholera outbreak has sickened 51 people in Havana, Cuba’s second in four months after a 130-year stretch without the disease, the Health Ministry said Tuesday. One man has died, his family said.

The latest outbreak was from the same cholera strain found to have been introduced in Haiti by Nepalese UN peacekeepers, unleashing an epidemic in 2010 that has killed some 7,900 people.

Miriam Rodríguez, who lives in the Havana neighborhood most affected by the outbreak, said her son, Ubaldo Pino, a 46-year-old barber, succumbed to the disease on January 6.

“He died of cholera and that is what is on his death certificate,” she told AFP. Authorities have not officially confirmed the cause of his death.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/15/second-cholera-outbreak-affects-51-in-cuba/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:49 AM

1. Slipped in from Hiati I guess.

Shame after such a good record in Cuba.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:06 AM

2. Thankfully, unlike Haiti,

Cuba has a functioning health care system.

I hope that the authorities are able to contain the outbreak.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:03 AM

3. We were in Havana in April of 2011. It is not a place you would want to live in.


Good medical care is reserved for tourists, sports athletes, dignitaries, and last of all, the people. It is not what we think it is.

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