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In Time For Christmas: Another HRB Arrives in Port-Au-Prince from Cuba

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(Just before December 23, 2010)... "a new group of 60 Cuban health workers belonging to the Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specializing in Situations of Disaster and Serious Epidemics arrived in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, in order to join the Cuban Medical Brigade battling against the cholera epidemic in this Caribbean nation...."



Che and Fidel at the Havana Airport (12.1959)

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".... The Brigade now has a total of 1,295 members: 515 doctors, 447 nurses, 244 technicians and 89 support personnel.

Through December 23, the Cuban and Latin American volunteer health corps has saved the lives of more than 44,000 Haitians suffering from cholera, while achieving a reduction to 0.61% of the death rate of patients treated.

For its part the Ministry of Public Health of the Dominican Republic confirmed this Thursday nine additional cases of cholera, raising the total of cholera patients in that country to 82. The United States has also reported cases of the infection.

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Translated by Granma International"

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