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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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Neurological restoration in Cuba, consolidating progress

Ciren pacientes

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

CUba fumiga zika

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


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).

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Improving quality of life for 27 years


Thanks to the creation and development of original and patented neurological and general biological restoration programs, over 130,000 people from 94 countries across the world have been successfully treated at the International Center of Neurological Restoration (CIREN), since its creation February 26, 1989, by Fidel Castro.

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15 years working to save lives

Laboratorio director

Devotion to life, ethics and transparency, are the founding principles of one of the Cuban sports movement’s most important institutions, Havana’s anti-doping laboratory, which on February 13 celebrated fifteen years since its founding.

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CARICOM representatives discuss impact of Zika virus

CARICOM Belice Belmopan

On February 16, in Placencia, Belize, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) initiated its 27th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government, with an agenda focusing on the fight against the Zika virus, the UN Climate Change agreement and financial issues, reported PL.

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Algeria Opens Clinic to Treat Diabetic Foot with Cuban Medicine


Cuba and Algeria opened a specialized clinic to treat diabetic foot ulcers,based on Heberprot-P, a unique therapy for these diseases. Founded by the Cuban Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the active principle of this medicine is the epidermal growth factor.

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Cuba develops biopharmaceuticals to treat cancer

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Cuba currently has a total of 28 drugs registered, or in various stages of investigation, for the treatment of cancer, which include therapeutic vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, interferons and peptides, developed in different scientific institutions linked to the country’s biotechnology sector.

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Study Confirms that US Introduced Dengue Fever in Cuba in 1981


An epidemic of dengue hemorrhagic fever occurred in Cuba in 1981, which caused 158 deaths, including 101 children, was deliberately introduced in the country by the United States, confirms an investigation that reflected Cuban magazine Bohemia Monday.