Cuba reports 163 new cholera cases
HAVANA (AP) - Cuba has reported a cholera outbreak to international health monitors, with 163 new cases this year associated with three provinces.
According to a bulletin by the Pan American Health Organisation, island authorities reported on Aug 23 that the cases were linked to Havana, Santiago and Camaguey provinces.
Patients who contracted the waterborne disease included 12 travellers from European and Latin American nations. There were no reported fatalities.
In Havana, the outbreak was traced to two food distribution centres, where corrective measures were taken to combat the disease.