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Havana.– Cuba's Health Ministry confirmed Wednesday the first six cases of chikungunya, of which five are imported from Haiti and one from the Dominican Republic.

The ministry pointed out that the victims were infected by virus-carrying mosquitoes abroad and not in Cuba. All are receiving medical attention and are recovering now.

Dominican health officials said in a recent statement they have detected more than 77,000 suspected cases since the virus reached the country five and half months ago, including 20,000 new suspected cases in the last week alone.

The virus, which has been spreading rapidly across the Caribbean for the past six months, causes headache, rashes and fevers that last two to five days, followed by joint pains that are similar to arthritis.

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18 comment(s)
Written by: foresthill, 19 Jun 2014 7:50 AM
From: Dominican Republic
All the Dominican politicians deserve a triple dose of this virus, then maybe and only then will something be done about it but by then it will be pointless. What a bunch of scum balls. personally I hope it really hurts their tourisim since then it will hit their wallets.

Written by: TuPapaupa2014, 19 Jun 2014 8:39 AM
From: United States, (((((roketa + blue105 + borderwall = SAME POSTER..BUSTED!!!. JAJAJAJAJA!)))))


ALL the Fanatical Nuts are missing in action............I wonder if some mosquitoes made them their lunch.......JAJAJAJAJAJA.

About 5 of my friends over there got it.......nothing to brag about, they say.......diZque duele mas quel diablazo!.
Written by: JHCL2016, 19 Jun 2014 9:03 AM
From: Dominican Republic, EN PUNTA CANA: Jose H Con Leonel 2016!

Another holiday in DR...

>8-)
Written by: xwill7, 19 Jun 2014 10:04 AM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
tupap,
Drink rum and the mosquitos stay away!
Written by: the_haitian, 19 Jun 2014 11:06 AM
From: United States, west orange new jersey
How can they be so sure where it came from. Editor you sure you are not bias. A lot of your story seems to be.
Written by: Danilo, 19 Jun 2014 11:28 AM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
Why does Haiti cause so much problems for everyone!? That country should disappear already!
Written by: riosm, 19 Jun 2014 11:46 AM
From: United States
Cuba with it's world renowned health care comes to the rescue....yeah right.
Written by: danny00, 19 Jun 2014 1:06 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
Cuba with it's world renowned health care comes to the rescue....yeah right.......World RENOWNED????? That's CASTROS lies to the WORLD.... none of their DOCTORS ARE WORLD SAVERS..
Written by: riosm, 19 Jun 2014 2:08 PM
From: United States
Castro dreams a lot and when awake lives in a fantasy world.
Written by: Gerechtigkeit, 19 Jun 2014 2:51 PM
From: Germany
Written by: Danilo, 19 Jun 2014 11:28 AM

From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya

Why does Haiti cause so much problems for everyone!? That country should disappear already!
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The new world order is about Fusion of the both side in the Island
Written by: Ricardolito, 19 Jun 2014 4:45 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
This chikugunga is really a horrible virus ..and like others I have three Dominican friends that have contracted the virus..they are adament that these mosquitos in the DR definitely prefer very dark skin to paler skin...so one day lastyear we put it to the test and four of us sat down where there were many mosqutos and sure enough the dark skinned muchachos were smacking at their legs and arms all the time but not nearly as much the two with paler skins.. I do not know why but maybe black skinned people have sweeter blood .
By the way ,,,the best way to treat the virus is plenty of rest , and paracetemol and much clean water and gaseosa ,
Written by: TuPapaupa2014, 19 Jun 2014 10:17 PM
From: United States, (((((roketa + blue105 + borderwall = SAME POSTER..BUSTED!!!. JAJAJAJAJA!)))))

Written by: xwill7, 19 Jun 2014 10:04 AM
From: United States, El cuarto bate

tupap,
Drink rum and the mosquitos stay away!
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Why do you think I never get sick?. JAJAJAJAJAJAJA.

Hey, dead man, your woman allowed you to post today?.

Written by: xwill7, 20 Jun 2014 11:36 AM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
Hey MB says that you are amarrao jajaja
Written by: zapper, 20 Jun 2014 12:34 PM
From: United States
Can the multi-frequency Hulda Clark Zappers stop this virus in its tracks like it is reputed to do with some other viral infections? There is a strong sentiment against this by the pharmaceutical industry but the users appear to be happy and satisfied.
Written by: TuPapaupa2014, 20 Jun 2014 2:51 PM
From: United States, (((((roketa + blue105 + borderwall = SAME POSTER..BUSTED!!!. JAJAJAJAJA!)))))


Written by: xwill7, 20 Jun 2014 11:36 AM
From: United States, El cuarto bate

Hey MB says that you are amarrao jajaja
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MIraBolas (ElMaestro) knows NOTHING................the ROOKIE, like you, la mujer lo tiene amarrao, like yours has you.

Stick to what you know best, drinking cheap Mamajuana. JAJAJAJAJAJA.
Written by: woodpaker524, 3 Aug 2014 3:22 PM
From: United States
That's to control the humans population
Written by: woodpaker524, 3 Aug 2014 3:22 PM
From: United States
That's to control the humans population
Written by: woodpaker524, 3 Aug 2014 3:22 PM
From: United States
That's to control the humans population
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