Influenza-Related Respiratory Diseases Up

HAVANA TIMES, April 21 – Cuba registered a sustained increase of respiratory diseases linked to the A H1N1 influenza virus in the last four weeks, reported the National Laboratory of Influenza Virus of the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine, based in the island’s capital. The Caribbean country’s health authorities are carrying out a vaccination campaign that will immunize 1,124,000 persons (a tenth of the island’s total population) included in risk groups, reported IPS.