Dengue fever a serious threat for tourists visiting Cuba

If you’re planning a vacation in Cuba, be aware that outside the walls of those luxurious apartheid hotels and resorts, the communist Castro dictatorship keeps the Cuban people living in third-world conditions.

Via CubaNet:

If You Travel to Cuba, Beware of Dengue Fever

Authorities in Sancti Spíritus and Ciego de Ávila have reported an increase in dengue fever contagion during August, with the presence of various mutations of the virus that could make the situation in the central region of Cuba more difficult.

Authorities in Sancti Spíritus and Ciego de Ávila have reported an increase in dengue fever contagion during August, with the presence of various mutations of the virus that could make the situation in the central region of Cuba more difficult.

Also in August, Florida’s Health Department issued a warning alert for Broward and Miami-Dade County concerning contagious diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, due to the spread of the dengue virus.

In a statement to América Teve, epidemiologist Dadilia Garcés explained that at least 200 cases of dengue have been diagnosed in Florida to individuals who have traveled to dengue-endemic areas during the two weeks prior to their being diagnosed, especially to Cuba.

This is not a surprising situation, being that Cuba has suffered from dengue fever transmission for decades.

Each year, August 26th is celebrated as International Day against Dengue. Catalogued by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an infection that can affect any age group, there are four variants of dengue, hemorrhagic dengue fever being the most serious.

It is possible for an individual to contract dengue four times, each time due to a different strain of the virus.

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