Havana on High Cholera Alert

Friday, January 11, 2013
Meanwhile, a Cuban independent journalist, Calixto Martinez Arias, remains imprisoned since September 16th and is charged with "disrespect" for the figures of Fidel and Raul Castro, for exposing the regime's cover-up of the cholera outbreak.

Why the silence from the foreign news bureaus in Havana -- on both the cholera outbreak and Calixto's imprisonment?

From Cafe Fuerte:

Havana put on alert over cholera outbreak

The Provincial Health Office this Monday confirms that government authorities have declared a high alert for sanitary conditions in three of the 19 municipalities in the Cuban capital due to a cholera outbreak (IPS).

Until now, the majority of the cases have been reported in the municipalities of Cerro, 10 de Octubre, and Regla, although cases found in six other municipalities have been classified as isolated.

Dr. Hernan Madera, an epidemiology specialist who heads a multidisciplinary group created in Cerro, reports that those who have been infected are immediately transferred to the Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK) for treatment.

It is reported that almost fifty individuals infected with cholera have been admitted into the IPK.

Translation by Babalu Blog.