From our Bureau of Socialist Epidemic Control with some assistance from our Bureau of Socialist Ambulance Service
You know a bad situation has to be very, very bad if Castro, Inc. admits that it is bad, indeed. Such is the case with Castrogonia’s current dengue epidemic, which has now been declared a scourge throughout the entire island.
Still, no one knows for sure how many Cubans are infected or how many are dying. Castro, Inc. doesn’t like to divulge such information.
One of the deaths reported yesterday was that of a little girl in Cárdenas who had to wait 20 hours for an ambulance to take her to a hospital. By the time the ambulance arrived, it was way too late.
Loosely translated from Diario de Cuba
The infestation rates caused by Aedes aegypti, the transmitting agent of dengue, continue to be high in Cuba, the Minister of Public Health, José Ángel Portal Miranda, said Monday in an article published by official channels in which, without giving statistical data , admitted that “the risk of getting sick is high throughout the country.”
At the end of week 37 of the year, the provinces with the highest incidence rate of suspected dengue cases on the island were Santiago de Cuba, Havana, Guantánamo, Las Tunas, Matanzas and Mayabeque, as well as the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud.
In the current focal treatment cycle that began on September 5, Portal Miranda added, the largest number of mosquito outbreaks is concentrated in Santiago de Cuba, Havana, Camagüey, Holguín, Matanzas, Villa Clara and Pinar del Río. The greatest delays in the development of these actions are today in Mayabeque and Santiago de Cuba, he said.
According to the Minister of Public Health, “positive results can be seen in containing the virus,” but “the transmission or the increase in the incidence rate of suspected cases have not yet been stopped.” He refused to give statistics, or to reveal the deaths attributed to dengue since the epidemic broke out this year.
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