martes, agosto 01, 2006
By: José Antonio Fornaris*
Havana, Cuba - July 2006.
New dengue fever wave strikes Havana. More than 600 new cases of Dengue Fever have been recorded in the Havana municipalities of El Cerro, Centro Habana, and Arroyo Naranjo, said employees of the Public Health department who wished to remain anonymous.
Authorities have been meeting with physicians and nurses to apprise them of the situation. They have also ordered a clean up campaign in Old Havana, presumably to eliminate breeding areas for the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, the vector for the disease.
The last outbreak of dengue in the Cuban capital was January 2002. At that time, a clean up campaign picked up more than a million square meters of debris and trash that had accumulated in city streets.
* Cuban independent journalist, Cuba Verdad Agency.
Publicado por EG en 8/01/2006 01:41:00 p. m.