Cuba Keeps Close Tabs on Swine Flu

HAVANA TIMES, May 15 — The Cuban Public Health Ministry reported on Thursday that two additional cases of Swine the A (H1N1) virus were confirmed on the island, both foreign medical students, as the only other documented case.

The two young Mexican students were part of a group of 15 that have been under observation after returning from vacations in their country. Of that total 11, have returned to their studies and four remain hospitalized and are responding favorably, said the authorities.

All 15 students have received anti-viral treatment with the drug known as Oseltamivir, and there have been no adverse reactions, states the Health Ministry.

The official note adds that controls have been stepped up at airports and sea ports as well as epidemiological vigilance throughout the county at the different health units.

To date the new flu virus has a presence in 34 countries and as of Thursday night the World Health Organization said 7,412 cases of H1N1 flu have been reported worldwide with 4,298 in the United States.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day
Picture 1 of 1

Emerging from the ruins in Cruces, Cienfuegos, Cuba.  By Jesus Fernandez Garnier (Cuba).  Camera: Motorola e5 cruise

Submit your pictures to our Photo of the Day section
You don’t have to be a professional photographer, just send an image (in black and white or color), with a photo caption indicating where it was taken (city and country), type of camera or cell you used, and a small description about it.
Note: it is better for our format if you send horizontal orientation pictures. Even square will work but vertical is a problem.
Send your picture with your name and birth country, or where you reside, to this email address: [email protected]