Cuban health authorities reported the outbreak of potentially lethal serum serotype that had not been registered on the island since 1977 and called for "extreme" prevention measures, local media reported on Friday.
"The new waves of dengue epidemics have come up with signs of anxiety and clinical consequences, and luckily, there has been no regret for death until today," said Salvador Tamayo, director of health care in Cienfuegos (south-central) province, where this was discovered virus.
Circulation of the Dengue Type I in Cienfuegos, among the Cuban territories with the highest rate of infectious disease – conveys Aedes Aegypti mosquito – forced the authorities to quickly act on cutting the transmission chain in the period of "no more than fifteen days."
In the province will isolate the sick and work on intense campaigns to eliminate the vector, local newspaper 5 de Septiembre reported.
"It is imperative for the population to understand the seriousness of things, so every symptom (…) goes to health care to get timely diagnosis," the official said.
In 2017 cases of dense grapes in Cuba decreased by 68% compared to the previous year, and autochthonous transmission was detected in 14 municipalities, and no patients recorded it, according to the Ministry of Health.
Recent official reports do not specify areas of the country with the highest incidence of arbovirus, although independent Cuban media have reported in recent months news of special cases of dengue cases – various murders – in the central and eastern provinces of the island. .
Among the measures of protection and prevention that have been adopted on the island for several years, include fumigation and search for mosquito breeding sites, island border control and vaccination of Cuban workers in foreign missions.