Province of Santiago de Cuba hit by unidentified virus
Ivonne Gomez | APLO / [url=http://www.cubanet.org]http://www.cubanet.org)[/url] - Special rooms have been set up in the Ambrosio Grillo y Cl�nico Quir�rgico hospitals to handle patients suffering from an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhea that has been affecting the province of Santiago de Cuba for the past two weeks.
The outbreak started during the recent carnival celebrations in Cuba and was initially attributed to indigestion caused by rotten pizzas and spaghetti sold in the Reparto Sue�o area. Long lines of ailing carnival goers immediately appeared at the Saturnino Lora provincial hospital.
As the vomiting and diarrhea affected non-carnival goers, residents started to attribute the ailment to contaminated drinking water.
Doctors have blamed a virus similar to that which causes dengue fever.