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Dengue fever now in 58% of Cuba municipalities

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Here is a news article released by the Cuban government connected DTCuba.com: According to Cuban authorities, the existence of infection sources was confirmed in 98 of the 169 Cuban municipalities, with a significant increase in 23 of them. The most critical situation is reported in the 15 municipalities… Read More

Biocon buys into Cuban pharmaceutical joint venture

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PharmaBiz.com Bangalore Biocon subsidiary company Biocon SA, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the 49 per cent equity stake in Biocon Biopharmaceuticals (BBPL) and Cuban pharmaceutical joint venture between Biocon and CIMAB SA With acquisition of a 49% stake, Biocon and CIMAB can focus… Read More

Cuban doctors playing a major role in helping Haiti

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Tom Fawthrop | Al Jazeera Among the many donor nations helping Haiti, Cuba and its medical teams have played a major role in treating earthquake victims. Public health experts say the Cubans were the first to set up medical facilities among the debris and to revamp hospitals immediately after the earthquake… Read More

Second stage of Operation Miracle by Cuban eye doctors in Suriname a success

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ACN Thousands of people from Suriname have recovered their sight thanks to Operation Miracle, a free-of-charge eye surgery program created Fidel Castro and carried out by the joint efforts of Cuba and Venezuela. The fist stage of program was started in Suriname on October 10, 2005. During this stage,… Read More

24 die in Cuba hospital due to cold weather… and US Embargo

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Reuters | Jeff Franks Twenty-four patients in Havana’s main mental hospital died of hypothermia this week, a Cuban human rights group said on Thursday, in what it called an act of negligence. Elizardo Sanchez, spokesman for the independent Cuban Commission on Human Rights, said the patients were… Read More

Henry Reeve Cuban medical brigade in Haiti

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Prensa Latina Members of the Henry Reeve Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics are in some Haitian localities to take care of the victims of the earthquake that took place on Tuesday. The medical brigade, which has experience in China, Pakistan, Guatemala, Indonesia… Read More

Science policy delegation in Cuba to explore US Cuba science ties

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American Association for the Advancement of Science - Press Release Peter C. Agre, president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Nobel laureate in chemistry, is among the members of a non-governmental U.S. delegation that will visit Cuba for discussions on science policy… Read More

Reuters reporting five members of Royal Ballet got swine flu in Cuba

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Jeff Franks | Reuters Five members of Britain’s Royal Ballet came down with the H1N1 swine flu virus during their just-ended visit to Cuba, but all have recovered, a spokeswoman for the dance company said on Monday. Tests confirmed the dancers had the virus, they were isolated and given flu medicine… Read More

Malaysia and Cuba cooperate on biotechnology

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By Mohd Azril Mohd Annuar and Syed Azwan Ali | Bernama A decade has yet to pass since Malaysia and Cuba inked a scientific agreement but both are already reaping great rewards and benefits through this mutual cooperation with greater possibilities looming on the horizon. The greatest achievement for… Read More

500 scholarships to Latin American School of Medicine available to US students

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By HARVEY RICE | HOUSTON CHRONICLE When Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas was ushered into a former naval academy with badly faded paint on this island nation last week, she wasn’t prepared for what she found. The revelation that more than 100 U.S. students are enrolled in a Cuban medical school surprised… Read More

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