Spanish tourists are returning home from Cuba with tropical diseases, especially chikungunya

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From our Bureau of Latrine American Medical Powerhouses with some assistance from our Bureau of Side Effects of Apartheid Tourism in Latrine American Totalitarian Hellholes

Cuba is not the only tourist destination in which Spanish tourists come down with tropical diseases, but it stands out in two respects when compared with other nations in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

First, unlike most other nations, Cuba refuses to acknowledge or tackle the existence of mosquito-borne epidemics. Second, unlike other third world hellholes, which routinely admit their deficiencies, Cuba claims to have one of the world’s most amazing healthcare and sanitation systems.

The bottom line is that Cuba can’t afford to scare away tourists. So, the superior beings go there to enjoy their superiority in apartheid enclaves and return home infected with chikungunya. Poetic justice?

Loosely translated from Diario de Cuba

Hospitals in Spain have reported a “sudden increase in travelers with tropical diseases” from countries that tourists from the European nation usually visit, especially from Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia, among which Cuba stands out, whose health authorities refuse to mention the problem.

According to a report by the Spanish newspaper El País, the most striking thing this year is the presence of chikungunya, which has not been seen in Spanish hospitals practically since 2015, but a hundred patients have been detected in Madrid, Andalusia and Catalonia since January. of 2023.

According to this report, the Community of Madrid detected 59 cases of chikungunya this year, 38 of them (81%) in people from Paraguay and the rest from Cuba, Brazil, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Uganda, the Ivory Coast, Guinea Conakry and Cambodia, at the rate of one case from each country. In 2022, the Madrid Ministry of Health did not detect any patients with this disease.

“It is a disease that usually causes severe pain in the joints that becomes very disabling. We have had patients who were in a wheelchair because they could not walk. The problem is that these pains can extend over time and last for several months. In In general, we have seen more intense symptoms than those described in other places,” Marta Díaz, head of the Imported Pathology and International Health Unit of the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid, explained to the report.

Likewise, hospitals in Andalusia have detected 35 imported cases of chikungunya this year, compared to only two in 2022, although they did not make the place of origin of the patients public, while Catalonia has reported five.

Regarding dengue, according to El País, the Community of Madrid has detected 39 cases this year (compared to 18 at this point in 2022); Catalonia 28 (since June 5 and in the viraemia phase) and Andalusia 21 (five in 2022).

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1 thought on “Spanish tourists are returning home from Cuba with tropical diseases, especially chikungunya”

  1. Yes, the Cuban government should be honest about health risks, but it’s not honest about anything, and frankly, foreign tourists deserve to get screwed, given that they’re already screwing Cuba and its people.

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