Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cuba: Cholera outbreak over; 417 cases, 3 dead

Posted on Tuesday, 08.28.12

Cuba: Cholera outbreak over; 417 cases, 3 dead
The Associated Press

HAVANA -- Cuba says a cholera outbreak on the island has run its course
with more than 10 days since the last confirmed case of the infectious

A notice from the Health Ministry gives a final toll of 417 people
sickened and three dead.

It blames heavy rains and high temperatures this year for raising the
risk of diarrheic diseases.

The notice says the outbreak originated in contaminated water systems in
the eastern city of Manzanillo, Granma province.

Cases elsewhere in Granma, Santiago de Cuba and Havana were detected in
people who had traveled from Manzanillo.

The Health Ministry's bulletin says "the outbreak is over," but
authorities remain vigilant.

It was published Tuesday in Communist Party newspaper Granma.

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