Thursday, August 31, 2006

Dengue outbreak on the upswing

Dengue outbreak on the upswing

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba - August 15 (Guillermo Espinosa, APLO / - Swarms of mosquitoes and two reported deaths from
dengue fever suggest an increase in the outbreak of the disease, in the
face of silence by health authorities.

Two youths were reported to have died in the past week. One of them, an
18-year-old, had gone to hospital and had been sent home, only to fall
violently ill and die hours later. At least one patient, Mirtha Pérez,
of the Vista Alegre neighborhood, was in critical condition at the
Clínico Quirúrgico hospital on the road to El Caney.

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