Twelve foreign tourists infected by cholera outbreak in Cuba

Posted on August 27, 2013 • Filed under: Cuba, Tourists ill, Travel Health

According to, Cuba has reported a new cholera outbreak with 163 cases, 12 of whom are tourists, though no deaths were mentioned, according to a bulletin from the Pan American Health Organization. The PAHO update, dated Aug. 23, was based on information provided by epidemiological authorities on the island, where the new outbreak of the disease occurred in the provinces of Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Camaguey. Cuban authorities have not yet reported the number of cases publicly, though this Tuesday a pro-government blogger known as Yohandry cited on his Web site the information from PAHO. Read article

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