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  • Cuba hit hard with acute respiratory diseases in 2009

    http://www.cubadebate.cu/noticias/20...-cuba-en-2009/

    Cuba hit hard with acute respiratory diseases in 2009
    June 3, 2010
    Acute respiratory diseases punished Cuba in 2009, which reported 6.1 million cases in a population of 11.2 million people, official sources revealed on Thursday.

    A report on health in Cuba last year, published by the National Bureau of Statistics indicates that there were 6.145 million cases, a figure that far outstrips the other diseases such as acute diarrheal 805 921 or 32 676 cases of chickenpox .

    The number of cases in 2009 of acute respiratory diseases, favored by the tropical environment, is the largest of the decade, he held an average of 4 million cases.

    According to the report, influenza or pneumonia was the fourth leading cause of death in the island that year (5320 deaths) and chronic lower respiratory tract was the sixth leading cause, with 3116 deaths.
    Health authorities maintain an intense campaign to prevent such diseases often contagious, including H1N1, which was vaccinated against one million people in the most vulnerable
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