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Between 30% and 40% of convalescent COVID-19 patients need adjustments in their base disease once they recover from the disease, said Dr. Emilio Fidel Buchaca Faxas, president of the Cuban Society of Internal Medicine, who has studied around 80 of these patients to detect possible residual lesions caused by the virus.

Miguel Diaz-Canel, Cuban president, highlighted today on Twitter the solidarity role of Cuban medicine, whose brigades have served almost a third of the world's population in 61 years.

The vice chief of the Cuban medical mission in the Venezuelan Capital District, Rodolfo Perez, announced that the 75 members of the working brigade of the field hospital set up in the Poliedro de Caracas have already been vaccinated with the anti-COVID-19 Sputnik V vaccine.

The vice governor of the Cuban province of Mayabeque, Manuel Aguiar Lamas, announced that the territory will soon have its own Molecular Biology Laboratory, which will increase the processing capacity of samples to identify cases of COVID-19.

HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 23 (ACN) In the six decades of Cuban medical collaboration abroad, its health personnel have assisted 1.988 billion people in the world, almost a third of mankind, said Dr. Jorge Delgado Bustillo, director of the Central Unit for Medical Cooperation (UCCM).

Oleksandr Yarema, state secretary of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, highlighted the high level of Cuban medicine and congratulated the Caribbean nation's health professionals for the four anti-COVID-19 vaccine candidates that are in different phases of clinical trials.

Over six thousand people were diagnosed with COVID-19 in Cuba in the course of the last week, which is the highest number of infected people since the epidemic began to be confronted in the country almost a year ago.

Cuba reported the largest number of children confirmed with COVID 19 in February, some 4 thousand 984, over 2 thousand more than the figure reported in January, however no deaths of children from the corona virus disease have occurred.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, youth in this province responded to the call of the Provincial Defense Council and the Young Communist League (UJC) to cooperate with various impact tasks, with emphasis on the fight against the pandemic in communities and in hospital red zones.

On February 22, when the 60th Polio Vaccination Campaign begins throughout Cuba, local resident Milagros Ramos recalls the day in 1962 when her son, who was then two years old, received the first dose of this medication, as part of the Cuban Revolution's efforts to eliminate contagious childhood diseases.

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