Three dead in cholera outbreak in eastern Cuba
A cholera outbreak in Cuba blamed for at least three deaths has been mostly contained so far to the eastern city of Manzanillo and surrounding towns, with just a few scattered cases confirmed elsewhere in the country, a public health official has told Reuters.
The official, with daily access to information on efforts to control the outbreak, and who asked that her name not be used, said that along with the three confirmed deaths there were two suspected ones, all in the Manzanillo area.
There have been reports that at least 15 people had died and the illness had spread to other parts of Cuba, but she said that was not true. Current cases of the disease may stem from someone travelling from Haiti, where there is a cholera epidemic, the official said. – (Reuters)