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Sixth imported case of Zika virus confirmed

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The sixth imported case of Zika virus has been detected, in a 32 year old, Cuban collaborator, General Family Medicine Specialist and resident of Artemisa city in the province of the same name, on her return to the island from Venezuela (Lara state), March 15.

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Second imported case of Zika virus detected in Cuba

China ZIKA

The second imported case of Zika virus has been detected in a Cuban nurse aged 51, a resident of the city of Manzanillo, in Granma province, who was collaborating in the state of Táchira, Venezuela, and arrived in the country on February 23, 2016. The patient began to experience an itchy rash and swelling and pain in her left hand that same day. On the 25th she was admitted to the CeliaSánchez Manduley Hospital, where a test for the Zika virus was taken and sent to the Pedro Kouri Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK).

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Cuba ups efforts to eradicate mosquitoes

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Extreme vigilance and measures to combat mosquitoes are defining recent efforts by Cuban health authorities in the campaign to prevent the spread of viruses transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito (including Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever).

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First imported case of Zika virus detected in Cuba

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The first imported case of Zika virus has been detected in a 28 year old Venezuelan doctor from the state of Aragua, who arrived to the country on February 21, 2016 to begin postgraduate studies in gastroenterology, and was staying at the Machurrucutu student residence in the municipality of Bauta, Artemisa province, together with 37 other doctors. All individuals have been quarantined for epidemiological surveillance. (International Health Control).