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Two representative reports, with the first appearing last Thursday in Café Fuerte, which gives 50 people hospitalized, and two dead from the outbreak.
A translation of the article yields:
Two dead and 50 hospitalized for cholera in eastern Cuba Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2012 17:59
By Calixto R. Martínez *
Manzanillo, Granma. - Two people died and more than 50 remain hospitalized in the town of Manzanillo, in eastern Cuba, where authorities decreed a quarantine at the Provincial Hospital Surgical Clinic "Celia Sanchez."
Police and State Security agents guard the medical center, according to testimony given by residents in the cities of Manzanillo and Bayamo.
Although the government maintained total silence and the news has not spread in official media, the medical situation seems rather complicated.
A similar report (albeit with more cases) appeared on Friday in the El Nuevo Herald, a Spanish language daily paper published in Miami by McClatchy (and sister paper to the Miami Herald). This is a machine translation, hence the mangled syntax.
Juan Carlos Chavez
At least two dead and more than a hundred people hospitalized has stopped a cholera outbreak in the Cuban city of Manzanillo, Granma province. The health emergency was presented to half of the deals this week in The fisheries and Around the drain. Cuban government officials have not spoken officially about the situation.
"We have suspended sales of liquid ambulatory and have said that police have closed several palates (restaurants) as a precautionary measure," said Roberto de Jesús Guerra, director of Let's Talk Press news agency, based in Havana.
While the source of this outbreak is not yet known, there is some media speculation that it may have been imported by returning medical and humanitarian relief personnel who served in Haiti during their recent (and ongoing) cholera epidemic.