• Costa Rica Real Estate

AH1N1 death of Cuban migrant alarms Panama

January 5, 2016

PANAMA CITY, Panama — A Cuban migrant’s death from the AH1N1 influenza virus has alarmed authorities in Panama, where nearly 1,000 other Cubans are stranded near the border with Costa Rica, according to an official on Tuesday.

The country’s health ministry said the 53-year-old Cuban man was taken to a hospital near the border on Saturday and died the next day of “severe respiratory problems” linked to the virus.

Two other Cubans admitted at the same time with similar symptoms were said to be doing well under special supervision.

Authorities were now examining sanitary conditions for the hundreds of Cuban stuck on the border, which Costa Rica has closed to them since December 19. They have started vaccinations and say they are ready to contain any outbreak of the flu strain.

Nearly 8,000 other Cubans are currently in Costa Rica, stranded there by Nicaragua’s decision mid-November to likewise prevent them passing through its territory on their way to the United States.

An agreement between several Central American nations is meant to see dozens of the Cubans flown from Costa Rica to El Salvador within days to allow them to continue their journey, but no date or transport details have yet been given.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Keylor Navas: Three games played, zero goals allowed
Keylor Navas
26 views
Keylor Navas
26 views

Keylor Navas: Three games played, zero goals allowed

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 22, 2019

Keylor Navas remains perfect at PSG following Sunday's performance against Lyon in France's Ligue 1. The Costa Rican goalkeeper did…

28 days until the fourth annual Sloth Ironman Games!
Sloth Sundays
22 views
Sloth Sundays
22 views

28 days until the fourth annual Sloth Ironman Games!

Ally Chamberlin / Toucan Rescue Ranch - September 22, 2019

Have you heard of the BIGGEST sporting event of 2019? Nope, it’s not the Masters. It’s not Wimbledon. It’s not…

Costa Rica seizes 2.5 tons of cocaine in two operations
Costa Rica
72 views
Costa Rica
72 views

Costa Rica seizes 2.5 tons of cocaine in two operations

AFP and The Tico Times - September 21, 2019

Costa Rican authorities seized 2.5 tons of cocaine in two separate operations carried out on the Pacific and Caribbean coastlines,…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!