According to a Saturday report by the Public Health ministry in Cuba, the cases of cholera outbreak in eastern Cuba are on the decline, and there are no indications of the disease having spread to the other parts of the country.
As per the Ministry’s statement, the number of confirmed cholera cases stood at 158; with three people having lost their lives since the detection of the disease in Manzanillo, a city lying on the southern coast of Granma province and having a population of 130,000 residents.
Cuba has earlier revealed in a July 3 statement that the tropical disease had caused the death of three elderly people and had sickened as many as 53 people in the first-ever incidence of cholera on the island over the past several decades. Almost all the cholera cases have been reported form the city of Manzanillo, or from people who recently traveled from that region.
Despite the fact that the latest statistics show that the number of confirmed cholera cases has increased by three times since the previous disclosure, the Ministry has revealed that there have not been any reports of new deaths; and that the outbreak had apparently been brought under control and was on the decline.
In its latest cholera outbreak-related statement on Saturday, the Health Ministry said: "The outbreak of cases transmitted through water is diminishing, with no indication the illness has spread through food or other means.”
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