Dengue outbreak reported in CubaChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 10, 2019
An official of Cuba's Ministry of Public Health reported the detection of dengue outbreaks in several areas of the country.
LatAm There are no reported cases of cholera, Chikungunya or Zika
Concerning to the possible appearance of other communicable diseases, Angulo highlighted that there are no reported cases of cholera, Chikungunya or Zika.
The specialist considered that the Cuban population still lacks of the necessary risk awareness of those diseases despite information campaigns and the educational work displayed by official media.
Angulo cited high temperature, change in rain cycle and landfills of solid waste as the main causes of the proliferation.
Similar to Zika and Chikungunya, dengue is a mosquito-borne tropical disease, with symptoms including high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash. ■