Cuba reports first cases of Chikungunya


Cuban doctors already facing outbreaks of dengue and cholera are now reporting the island’s first cases of Chikungunya, a painful, mosquito-borne fever spreading across the Caribbean, according to an independent journalist.

Doctors at the Vladimir Ilich Lenin General University Hospital in the eastern city of Holguin have confirmed dozens of cases of the fever in several parts of eastern Cuba, journalist Mario Hechavarria reported for the Hablemos Press news agency.

Hospital workers told him that dozens of cases had been confirmed with laboratory tests.

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