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Cuba treats 800 children from Chernobyl

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The island was one of the first nations to respond to the tragedy and offer help in the form of rehabilitation treatment to those affected, the majority children. Cuban doctor Julio Medina, coordinator of the program, reported that to date the Cuban government has provided treatment to some 24,000 children.

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Ninth imported case of Zika virus confirmed

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The ninth imported case of Zika virus has been confirmed in a Cuban from the municipality of Cotorro, Havana, residing in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, who arrived in the country on April 8.

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Eighth imported case of Zika virus confirmed

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The eighth imported case of Zika virus has been confirmed, in a 58 year old Cuban cultural collaborator, a resident of Isabela de Sagua in the municipality of Sagua la Grande, Villa Clara province, who arrived from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on March 30.

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Half a million infants to receive polio vaccine in upcoming campaign

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Since February 26, 1962, to date, 85 million doses of polio vaccine have been administered in Cuba, making the country the first in Latin America to eradicate this devastating childhood disease

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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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Fourth imported case of Zika virus detected in Cuba

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The fourth imported case of Zika virus has been detected, corresponding to a 30 year old computer engineer from the city of Las Tunas, who arrived in the country from Venezuela (Caracas) on March 5, 2016. The patient is a resident at the University of Computer Sciences, where she works.

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Second imported case of Zika virus detected in Cuba

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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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Neurological restoration in Cuba, consolidating progress

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Cuba’s International Center for Neurological Restoration (CIREN), has a long history in treating patients suffering from diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia, epilepsy, ataxia, and dystonia, among others, as well as conducting and applying vital research into the secrets of brain activity.

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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).