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Cholera outbreak in Cuba

Old Jan 13, 13, 3:02 pm
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Cholera outbreak in Cuba

Friends on vacation in Havana informed me about an outbreak of cholera in Cuba and that some quarters in Havana are under quarantine. Official sites try not to spread this information.

Take care when travel to Cuba at the moment. As I am not in Cuba I cannot verify the information but my sources are reliable.
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Old Jan 14, 13, 3:28 pm
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http://healthmap.org/news/cholera-re...a-again-111912
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Old Aug 28, 13, 10:49 pm
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This message is to inform U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Cuba that media reports have indicated that cases of cholera have been identified in the city of Havana, possibly linked to a reported outbreak of cholera in eastern Cuba. The Panamerican Health Organization (PAHO) issued an epidemiological alert noting the presence of cholera in Cuba and confirming that foreign travelers have contracted cholera during recent trips to Cuba.
Eating or drinking fecally contaminated food or water is the main risk factor. Unsterilized water, food from street vendors, raw fish dishes (e.g. ceviche) and inadequately cooked (e.g. steamed) shellfish
are common sources of infection.

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/ha...k-08-20-13.pdf
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