Cuba closely monitors communicable diseases in Haiti

Cuba closely monitors communicable diseases in Haiti
Cuba closely monitors communicable diseases in Haiti

According to data to which Prensa Latina had access, acute respiratory infections (ARI), suspected typhoid fever, vaginal sepsis and intestinal parasitism constitute the main diseases reported during the month of May.

Haiti is a country endemic for typhoid fever, dengue fever, malaria and lymphatic filariasis, the report stated.

Ailments such as ARI, HIV/AIDS, acute diarrheal diseases, hepatitis A, tuberculosis and malaria constitute the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in its population.

Within the large number of communicable diseases, the Cuban Medical Brigade selected the main health problems that directly impact 70 percent of the causes of death of Haitian citizens for analysis and constant monitoring.

Among them are ARI, tuberculosis, suspected typhoid fever, acute watery diarrhea, cholera, hepatitis A, malaria, dengue, lymphatic filariasis; no cases of this last ailment have been reported so far this year.

Another benefit that the people of Haiti receive free of charge from the Medical Brigade are Nursing procedures, which experienced an increase from January to May.

In the first month of the year, a total of 1,917 were carried out, in February, 3,491, March, 3,952, April, 4,888, and in May 5,327, with a gradual increase observed.

The Cuban personnel in this section carry out actions such as emergency care, placement and removal of cannula, oxygen therapy, intravenous, intramuscular, oral and subcutaneous treatments, taking vital signs, preparation of infusion, placement and removal of tubes, dry cures and wet, sutures and stitch removals.

Other procedures of Cuban nursing in Haiti are measurements of diuresis and body fluids, gastric lavage, application of enemas and bladder lavage.


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