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Cholera epidemic continues to run rampant through Cuba

Cholera epidemics primarily affect third-world countries with inadequate medical facilities and infrastructures. There was a time (before 1959) when Cuba was a first-world country, but today, contrary to what Michael Moore will tell you, Cuba is not that much far ahead of its neighbor, Haiti.

For months now cholera has been appearing and reappearing all over the island, and the Castro dictatorship cannot seem to get a handle on it.

Via Café Fuerte (my translation):

Authorities confirm the reappearance of cholera in Bayamo
Ciudad de Bayamo, en el este de Cuba.

Cuba's cholera epidemic does not seem to be subsiding as this Thursday, sanitation authorities confirmed the reappearance of the disease in the eastern city of Bayamo.

Dr. Ana María Batista González from the Center for Hygiene and Epidimiology stated that four patients are confirmed and another 44 are suspected of being infected by the Vibrio Cholerae bacteria. All of them have been admitted into the"Carlos Manuel de Cespedes" general hospital in Bayamo.

In a report shown on local television, Batista stated that the areas most affected were Siboney and Galindo, both of them located at the outer edges of the city. She also said that in addition to cholera, there are five other viral infections that cause diarrhea affecting people in the area.

Sources at the Public Health office told CaféFuerte that the hospital in Bayamo has reserved a hall with nine beds to receive any new cases. Since Wednesday, the sale of drinks in public places has been prohibited.

Continue reading (in Spanish) HERE.

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