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”

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”

Releasing Mosquitoes with Drones, the Hope for Fighting Dengue in America

EFE (via 14ymedio), Lucy Lorena Libreros, 27 August 2022 — America continues to fight a hard battle to counteract the advance of dengue fever in the region. In addition to measures such as the elimination of mosquito breeding sites and fumigation, there is now an unusual technique: using drones to release communities of mosquitoes ’vaccinated’ with … Continue reading “Releasing Mosquitoes with Drones, the Hope for Fighting Dengue in America”

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’”

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”

Dengue and Coronavirus, a Double Battle

14ymedio, Havana, April 2, 2020 — “I began feeling very bad, weak, and when I saw that I was getting a rash, I knew it was dengue,” says Manuel, 46, from Camagüey. Dengue continues unabated, but now it competes with the propagation of the coronavirus, which has priority. Manuel lives in Reparto Garrido, where, in … Continue reading “Dengue and Coronavirus, a Double Battle”

Our Annual Summer Dengue / Fernando Damaso

Fernando Damaso, 22 October 2019 — By the end of Cuba’s colonial period, the country was suffering from a high mortality rate. Malaria, smallpox, childhood tetanus, typhoid, yellow fever and other diseases were decimating the population. An interventionist government in the United States first assigned General Brooke, then General Wood, the task of quickly improving … Continue reading “Our Annual Summer Dengue / Fernando Damaso”

With Dengue Fever and, In Addition, Beaten

14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, West Palm Beach | 4 October 2019 — Although health authorities have never declared it a national epidemic, it is no secret to anyone that dengue fever has not only become endemic throughout the Island — with recurrent outbreaks that tend to get worse every summer — but that statistical data on those infected … Continue reading “With Dengue Fever and, In Addition, Beaten”

Canadian and American Diplomats Wiped Out by Secret Mosquito Fumigation Brigade

14ymedio, Conde Zika Dengue, Miami, September 22nd, 2019 — The media continue their fable about what have been called “sonic” or “acoustic” attacks. This time with the version of a group of Canadian scientists  who apparently have discovered an efficiently operating secret  team of exterminators working for the Cuban intelligence, employed in the area where … Continue reading “Canadian and American Diplomats Wiped Out by Secret Mosquito Fumigation Brigade”

Insufficient Personnel in Havana Hospitals To Assist Those Sick with Dengue

14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 30 August 2019 — “The only thing we have to give you is a chair,” was the response that a dengue patient received when he arrived at the Joaquin Albarran Surgical Clinic Hospital last Wednesday.  The rooms, hallways, and even the entrance area are crammed with stretchers and improvised beds due … Continue reading “Insufficient Personnel in Havana Hospitals To Assist Those Sick with Dengue”

Two Days in a Havana Hospital ’Suspected of Dengue’

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 15 July 2019 — First there was the fever and then the rash broke out. The nine-year-old girl arrived at the 19th of April Policlinic in Havana at noon, last Tuesday. She was diagnosed the minute she crossed the clinic threshold: “That is dengue, she will be admitted,” said the emergency … Continue reading “Two Days in a Havana Hospital ’Suspected of Dengue’”

A Type of Dengue That Disappeared Four Decades Ago Returns to Cienfuegos

14ymedio, Havana, 30 November 2018 — The circulation in Cienfuegos of a “serotype of dengue” from which no outbreaks had been reported since 1977 has forced extreme emergency epidemiological measures in the province, according to the local newspaper 5th of September. Authorities have warned that this variety, specifically Type I, “may cause the death” of the patient. “A new wave … Continue reading “A Type of Dengue That Disappeared Four Decades Ago Returns to Cienfuegos”