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  • Alert on respiratory diseases in Cuba

    http://www.milenio.com/cdb/doc/notic...0db74bdd70fc43
    Spanish to English translation

    Alert on respiratory diseases in Cuba
    INTERNATIONAL ? OCTOBER 22, 2011 - 11:26 AM - NOTIMEX
    Health officials warned of a possible increase in cases of acute respiratory diseases and called on people to take preventive measures.


    Havana ? Authorities Cuba Health warned today about a possible increase in cases of acute respiratory diseases among the less than two years and those over 65 years of age, and called the people to take preventive measures.

    Coordinator National Program of Tuberculosis Control and Acute Respiratory Infections, Maria Josefa Llanes, urged people to go to health centers at the first signs of respiratory disease.

    The newspaper Granma, citing statements by Llanes, said that in Cuba there was an increased circulation of influenza viruses identified as H3N2 and respiratory syncytial virus.

    Respiratory syncytial virus was, according to medical diagnoses, which afflicted the leader of the Ladies in White, Laura Pollan, who died on October 14 of a cardiac arrest after complications with a type of dengue.

    The H3N2 virus and respiratory syncytial particularly affect children less than one year, causing damage in some babies in the bronchi, Granma said.

    Llanes reiterated his call for people to see a doctor to avoid pictures of pneumonia or other complications.

    He said that in the near future will begin administering a seasonal flu vaccine to the most vulnerable population groups.
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