Cuba Doesn’t Report Data for Dengue Fever Cases but Ciego de Avila Does: 578 in One Week

14ymedio, Havana, 10 November 10, 2022 — With 578 cases of dengue fever identified in the last week, the situation in Ciego de Ávila remains the most critical on the Island. Local statistics, offered in a fragmentary way by authorities, are the only indicator available to gauge the magnitude of the disease in Cuba, a … Continue reading “Cuba Doesn’t Report Data for Dengue Fever Cases but Ciego de Avila Does: 578 in One Week”

The Risk Of Getting Sick From Dengue Fever is High in Cuba, According to the Minister of Health

14ymedio, Havana, 20 September 2022 — The risk of getting sick from dengue fever is high throughout the country. This comes from the Minister of Public Health, José Ángel Portal Miranda, who signed a statement released this Monday by his department to warn of the worrying situation. “The rates of infestation caused by Aedes Aegypti, … Continue reading “The Risk Of Getting Sick From Dengue Fever is High in Cuba, According to the Minister of Health”

In One Week, Two Healthcare Professionals Die from Dengue Fever in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 16 September 2022 — Nurse Nelly Sánchez Espinosa, an employee of the Maternal and Child Hospital in the municipality of Cabaiguán, in the province of Sancti Spíritus, died this week after complications arising from her dengue fever infection. Her death was confirmed by co-workers on social networks, without the local directors of Public … Continue reading “In One Week, Two Healthcare Professionals Die from Dengue Fever in Cuba”

A Physiotherapist With Dengue Fever Dies Due to Lack of Ambulances in Santiago de Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 9 September 2022 — Physiotherapist Elba Rosa López Nápoles, infected with dengue, died in the province of Santiago de Cuba after she couldn’t be transferred to a care center due to a lack of ambulances, her sister reported. The Provincial Health Directorate of Santiago de Cuba sent condolences for her death and recognized … Continue reading “A Physiotherapist With Dengue Fever Dies Due to Lack of Ambulances in Santiago de Cuba”

Many Cubans with Dengue Fever Hide at Home to Avoid a Bad Time at the Hospital

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 22 August 2022 — The tiredness that María felt last Wednesday did not bode well, although, at first, she thought it had been the walk in the sun throughout Central Havana in search of bread. Later, her discomfort made her fear the worst of it, of which she had no … Continue reading “Many Cubans with Dengue Fever Hide at Home to Avoid a Bad Time at the Hospital”

Things are Heating up in Guira de Melena Due to Power Outages, Heat and Dengue Fever

14ymedio, Havana, 16 August 2022 — The neighbors of the municipality of Güira de Melena, in Artemisa, banged pot and pans again on Monday night in protest over the power cuts that prevent them from sleeping. In a video broadcast on social networks, as usually happens in these cases, a woman is heard saying: “Corea … Continue reading “Things are Heating up in Guira de Melena Due to Power Outages, Heat and Dengue Fever”

Trying to Stop Dengue Fever with an Inadequate Fumigation Campaign

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 11 August 2022 — Early Thursday morning, the inhabitants of Nuevo Vedado in Havana woke up startled by the roar of what seemed to be a small plane, flying over the streets of the city. However, when they went out to their balconies, they noticed that the noise didn’t come … Continue reading “Trying to Stop Dengue Fever with an Inadequate Fumigation Campaign”

The Situation of Dengue Fever in Cuba is ‘Complex’ and Will be More Complicated in August, Acknowledges Public Health

14ymedio, Havana, 4 August 2022 — In the last week, dengue fever infections in Cuba increased by 35.5% compared to the previous week, and the prediction is for the same with the advance of August, due to “vacation, rain and intense heat, which makes the situation very complex.” By the end of July, dengue had … Continue reading “The Situation of Dengue Fever in Cuba is ‘Complex’ and Will be More Complicated in August, Acknowledges Public Health”

Cuba Detects More Cases of of Dengue Fever in One Week Than in the Entire First Semester of the Year

EFE/14medio, Havana, 30 July 2022 — The Cuban Ministry of Public Health detected 4,776 reactive cases of dengue fever in the third week of July (17-23), more than the 3,036 registered in the entire first semester, the Presidency reported in a statement this Friday by official media. Reactive cases are understood as tests in which … Continue reading “Cuba Detects More Cases of of Dengue Fever in One Week Than in the Entire First Semester of the Year”

Dengue Fever Puts the Cuban Health System to the Test Yet Again

14ymedio, Havana, 28 July 2022 — The Mario Muñoz Monroy hospital, in Colón, Matanzas, has been forced to open two rooms of 60 and 20 beds respectively to accommodate the “significant number of admissions” that dengue fever is bringing. On Wednesday, the official newspaper of the province, Girón, reported an increase in fever consultations that … Continue reading “Dengue Fever Puts the Cuban Health System to the Test Yet Again”

Concern Among Doctors About the Increase in Severe Cases of Dengue Fever in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 20 July 2022 — The spread of dengue fever in Cuba in recent weeks has forced the Government to approve a reinforcement plan against the disease. According to official figures, provided by the Ministry of Public Health, if the incidence rate in April was 12.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, in June it reached … Continue reading “Concern Among Doctors About the Increase in Severe Cases of Dengue Fever in Cuba”

Health Challenges are Multiplying in Cuba, with Dengue Fever and a Covid Variant

14ymedio, Havana, 15 July 2022 — Problems are accumulating for the Cuban authorities, and not even the old jewel in the crown can give joy. The latest worry has been the deaths from dengue hemorrhagic fever of a girl under the age of seven in Cienfuegos and a pregnant doctor. In addition, another minor died … Continue reading “Health Challenges are Multiplying in Cuba, with Dengue Fever and a Covid Variant”

Cuba Breaks Record of Dengue Fever Outbreaks and the Government Describes the Scenario as ‘Complex’

14ymedio, Havana, 7 July 2022 — Heat, rain and lack of fumigation are the perfect combination for the Aedes aegypti mosquito to do its thing. That scenario, positive for the main vector that transmits dengue fever in Cuba, seems to be happening this summer on the island where the crisis and the climate have come … Continue reading “Cuba Breaks Record of Dengue Fever Outbreaks and the Government Describes the Scenario as ‘Complex’”

Massive fumigation in Some Havana Neighborhoods to Fight Dengue Fever

14ymedio, Havana, 10 May 2022 — Years ago, before the economic crisis gripped the island, fumigation in Havana to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito was done house by house, with prior notice, on a certain day in the summer. Those days will not return. Now, the fight against the insect responsible for the transmission of … Continue reading “Massive fumigation in Some Havana Neighborhoods to Fight Dengue Fever”

Santiago de Cuba is Worried About Dengue Fever But the Official Press is Silent

14ymedio, Santiago de Cuba, 28 December 2020 — Despite the arrival of lower temperatures and a decrease in rainfall, Santiago de Cuba has reported an increase in dengue fever in recent months, caused by the presence of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the transmitting agent of the disease. Dengue fever, together with the increase in those … Continue reading “Santiago de Cuba is Worried About Dengue Fever But the Official Press is Silent”