From our Bureau of Socialist Epidemiology and Invisible Statistics
Cubans are currently under siege by the Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes that cause Dengue fever. The government is not releasing statistics, but Cubans with access to social media keep reporting an ever-increasing number of deaths, especially among children.
Social media also reports overwhelmed hospitals that have run out of space for the infected Cubans that keep pouring in at alarming rates.
Abysmal sanitation is partly to blame. A resident of Havana has posted a video of trash piled up in street after street of his neighborhood. See above.
Abridged and loosely translated from Diario de Cuba
A girl who lived in Barreras, a neighborhood in the Havana municipality of Guanabacoa, died last week of hemorrhagic dengue, which would bring to five the fatal child victims of the epidemic that Cuba is suffering and that the Minister of Public Health said is “controlled ” after he denied the collapse in the hospital system.
Due to dengue, five minors have died so far in Cuba. In addition to the little girl from Guanabacoa, a four-year-old girl died on Tuesday at the Centro Habana Pediatric Hospital, according to what the health center reported on her Facebook wall, presumably with symptoms similar to dengue.
Previously, the death of a girl was reported, whom the influencer Yessy World identified as Paola Patricia Rodríguez, from Cienfuegos; of Arlín Sailet Acuña Espinosa, a second-grade student at the José de la Luz y Caballero elementary school, in Contramaestre, Santiago de Cuba, and of Claudio Moisés Vera Gallart, 16, also in Cienfuegos.
Apart from this, it was learned of the death of a mother from Havana due to the disease transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, almost 15 after the death of a pregnant woman from Camagüey was announced.
The increase in dengue cases continues and has forced the Mario Muñoz Monroy Hospital, in the Matanzas municipality of Colón, to set up new rooms for admission.
In Sancti Spíritus, the incidence of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the transmitting agent of dengue, continues to rise, largely due to “limitations with the abattoir, insecticides and diesel.” According to the official newspaper Escambray, almost 50 patients a day with symptoms of the disease are treated in the province.
The local media admits that the shortage of insecticides prevents the necessary fumigation every six days to control the mosquito outbreaks, a battle in which it mentioned negligence of the citizens when carrying out the autofocal and that “the inspectors do not always do a rigorous review “.
Entire article HERE in Spanish