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Cuba prepares for dengue fever

Cuba prepares for dengue fever

Cuba prepares for dengue fever

Cuban Ministry of Public Health has launched an intensive sanitation campaign. Goal of the campaign – the fight against mosquito Aedes Aegypti, able to carry dengue fever, according to Xinhua.

An acute viral disease, occurring with fever, intoxication, itchy rash, pain in the joints (especially the knees), pain in the spine , muscle aches, decreased appetite, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, edema.

Campaign will affect the most exposed to the spread of infection in the country. This includes the capital, Havana, and the city in the east – Guantanamo. Health Minister Luis Estruch stressed the importance of preventive action, and called for all the family at home every week to check for the presence of mosquitoes.

Maria Guadalupe Guzman, head of the study co Dengue WHO and the Pan American Health Organization, said: Now the epidemiological situation in the country is stable, but the possible outbreak of disease. All because of a high temperature, heavy rainfall in the eastern regions and drought in the west.