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Cuban biopharmaceutical industry will receive credit of 46.7 million euros


The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Cuba will process a financing of 46.7 million euros with the aim of strengthening the country’s biopharmaceutical industry, the entity reported this Friday in a statement. The loan, signed by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), is intended for a project to improve the national response capacity against diseases such as Covid-19.The execution of the budget contemplates the reinforcement of the infrastructure for the production of injectable antibiotics, parenteral solutions.

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Epidemiological situation continues to be marked by dengue


Dengue continues to be the most complex hygienic-sanitary situation that we have today in the country, it was reiterated at this Wednesday’s meeting of the Government’s temporary working group for the prevention and control of covid-19. The exchange was led by the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Party and president of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and the prime minister, Manuel Marrero Cruz, a member of the Political Bureau. The head of the Ministry of Public Health, José Ángel Portal Miranda, reported that there is dengue transmission in the 15 provinces and the Isle of Youth.

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Cola.CU (I): A bet against hoarders and resellers


Since September 1, 2020, the Cola.CU application has been operating in the capital, aimed at strengthening order in the stores of the Caribe and Cimex chains. The automated system records purchase history and makes it possible to identify the frequency with which people visit these facilities, as well as the products they purchase. The idea -which arose in the midst of covid-19- was promoted by the Union of Informatics of Cuba and developed by the Eureka Scientific Group of the “José Antonio Echeverría” Technological University of Havana (Cujae), led by Professor Joaquín Pina Amargos.

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MINSAP reports on the second case of Monkeypox in the country


Informamos a nuestra población que hoy se confirmó el segundo caso de Viruela Símica diagnosticado en el territorio nacional, el cual no guarda relación con el caso anterior. Se trata de un ciudadano cubano, residente en Estados Unidos, de 60 años de edad, masculino, que arriba a Cuba el día 26 de agosto de 2022 por el aeropuerto internacional José Martí de La Habana, procedente de Miami, Estados Unidos. Durante el Control Sanitario Internacional en frontera no declaró problema de salud.

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Cuba reports 70 new cases of COVID-19 and 58 discharges


At the close of this Saturday, August 27, Cuba reported 70 new cases of COVID-19, no deaths and 58 medical discharges. Currently, there are 245 active cases in the country, the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) reported this Sunday in its daily part. At the end of Saturday, 405 patients were admitted: 160 suspects and 245 confirmed (active cases), of which 244 maintain a stable clinical evolution 2,309 samples were processed, of which 70 were positive. The country accumulates 14,092,790 samples analyzed.

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Another formula to sweeten the bitter taste of coffee


Its defenders maintain that there is nothing sweeter than bitter coffee. With the substantial increase in purchase price, it certainly tastes sweeter to growers. The ones who really find it bitter are the processing companies, since this measure has generated losses, which they will have to compensate for in an unusual way. In the Artemiseña company located in Bahía Honda, they also make charcoal, collect palm kernels, sell yaguas, rice, mameyes… to improve their income.

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Cuban government checks epidemiological situation and other issues related to the population


Actions to control dengue in the country continue; In recent days, there has been an improvement in the confrontation efforts, however, at the end of last week, transmission was reported in 14 provinces and the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud, 41 municipalities, and 50 health areas. From August 14 to 20, week 33 of the year, transmission was opened in the provinces of Mayabeque (in the municipality of Güines), Cienfuegos (in Rodas) and Guantánamo (in Caimanera), it was reported at the meeting this Tuesday of the Group temporary work of the Government for the prevention and control of Covid-19.

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First Case of Monkeypox Diagnosed in Cuba


El Ministerio de Salud Pública informó este sábado que ha sido detectado el primer caso de viruela símica en el país. Se trata de un paciente masculino, de nacionalidad italiana, que arribó a Cuba en calidad de turista el pasado 15 de agosto. Durante su estancia permaneció en una casa de renta y visitó varios lugares en provincias del occidente del país. El 17 de agosto presentó síntomas generales y acudió a los servicios de salud el día 18, ante la persistencia de estos.

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Cuba reports at the close of this Saturday 81 new infections of Covid-19 and one deceased


For COVID-19, a total of 2,375 samples were taken for surveillance, with 81 being positive. The country has accumulated 14,079,511 samples taken and 1,109,992 positives. One deceased patient was reported on the day. We deeply regret what happened and convey our condolences to her family and friends. At the close of yesterday, August 20, a total of 554 patients have been admitted, 204 suspected and 350 confirmed active.

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They find a simple way to degrade ‘eternal chemicals’

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An international team of scientists has discovered a simple, low-energy way to break down so-called “everlasting chemicals,” perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) of anthropogenic origin, which are widely dispersed in water sources around the world. and have been linked to multiple human health problems, including everything from learning disabilities to cancer, infertility, increased cholesterol and immune system problems. PFAS molecules possess carbon-fluorine bonds so strong that they were considered virtually impossible to break.