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Students from 7 Caribbean and Central American countries concluded on Monday a new course-workshop at the Creation of Capacities Center for the reduction of disaster risks and adapting to climate change located in the Cuban capital.

Health authorities of Cuba and the United States signed earlier this week a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in combating diseases affecting the two neighboring countries and to exchange experiences.

Cuba has carried out 360 cochlear implants, mainly on children and a total of 30 of these are hearing and visually impaired patients said Dr. Antonio Paz Cordovez, pioneer in the field.

Up next we bring you the English language version of the information note issued by the Ministry of Public Health concerning the fifteenth confirmed imported case of a patient with Zika virus, taken from Granma newspaper:

The Head of the Department of Non Transmittable Diseases of the Cuban Health Ministry, Orlando Landrove said on Monday in Havana that over 13 thousand people die each year on the island due to smoking and children are the most exposed to the smoke of cigarettes or cigars.

The Hurricane Season officially begins on June 1st in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico with predictions of normal to active, although Cuba will remain prepared in case of any contingency.

The thirteenth imported case of a patient with Zika virus has been confirmed, corresponding to a 67-year-old Cuban citizen living in the municipality of Diez de Octubre, Havana province, who arrived in the country on May 21 from Colombia, where he works under independent contract.

Cuba has reported no cases of acute hepatitis B in children less than five years of age since 1999, a condition that starting from 2006 was also extended to the under 15s due to the results of the application of the vaccine against the disease.

The eleventh imported case of a patient with Zika virus has been confirmed. It's a 43-year-old Cuban citizen, who lives in the municipality of Minas de Matahambre in western Pinar del Rio province and arrived in the country on April 30 from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, where she was working in the cultural sector.

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