Committees for the Defense of the Revolution ready to confront epidemiological situation

Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) across the country will undertake sanitation hearings and preventative measures February 26 through March 1, in response to President Raúl Castro’s call to energetically confront the current epidemiological situation.

To be distributed today in all provinces and municipalities is a document outlining measures to be adopted by Cuban families to combat Aedes mosquitoes and avoid epidemics, explained Teresa Ramírez Paz, who attends public health issues at the CDR national office.

Speaking to ACN, she reported that community leaders of CDR, the Federation of Cuban Women, and People’s Power bodies, as well as family doctors and nurses will receive training to prepare for the hearings.

Public health experts will participate in these meetings in locations facing serious mosquito infestations, she said.

Among steps to be taken by CDR are accompanying sanitation inspectors, supporting fumigation teams, and eliminating all possible mosquito breeding sites.

More than 30 countries in the Americas have reported cases of Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika; while Angola is currently experiencing a serious malaria outbreak.

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