The vaunted health care system of the Cuban dictatorship, the one many on the left keep insisting we should be emulating here in the U.S., cannot seem to get a grip on the cholera outbreak that has plagued the country for months. Their third-world response must come as a huge surprise to the American admirers of the Castro brothers. However, for those of us who know the Castro system in Cuba, it is no surprise at all.
Havana put on alert over cholera outbreakHAVANA.- The Provincial Health Office this Monday confirms that government authorities have declared a high alert for sanitary conditions in three of the 19 municipalities in the Cuban capital due to a cholera outbreak (IPS).
Until now, the majority of the cases have been reported in the municipalities of Cerro, 10 de Octubre, and Regla, although cases found in six other municipalities have been classified as isolated.
Dr. Hernan Madera, an epidemiology specialist who heads a multidisciplinary group created in Cerro, reports that those who have been infected are immediately transferred to the Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK) for treatment.
It is reported that almost fifty individuals infected with cholera have been admitted into the IPK.
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