Students at the University of Medical Sciences Continue Without Classes

Students at the of Medical Sciences Continue Without Classes

/ Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada

Translator: Unstated, Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada

Spraying for mosquitoes that cause fever. Source:

For the second week in a row all institutes devoted to medical

and technology in Havana have suspended classes.

Students were taken from their classrooms in order to screen people in

Havana who are suffering from fevers, and to supervise the control of

the Aedes aegypti mosquito in different municipalities. The suspension

of classes is in order to strengthen every area of health in the

prevention and early detection of new cases of Dengue.

Students are required to spend all the hours of the morning on each of

the routes established for the investigation, and this must be completed

before they appear for the territorial clinic debriefing and for further

analysis from the physicians directing hygiene and epidemiology .

Some of the students participating in this activity do so under threat;

those not attending this activity can be expelled from their respective

careers. The refusal of many of these students is due to the fact that a

number of homes remain closed or in the worst case prefer to close their

doors because they do not trust the epidemiological work.

Public Health directors have recently reported continued detection of

new cases and the work of investigation and mosquito control will have

to be reinforced by the Youth Labor (EJT) and young people of

Compulsive Military Service age.

September 24 2012

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