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Prevalence and Factors Associated with Intestinal Parasitic Infection among School Children from Jagüey Grande Municipality in Matanzas Province, Cuba

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.288
Pages: 
361–6
Synopsis: 
The study presents a snapshot of intestinal parasitic infections in a Cuban primary school. The high prevalence and the significant association between low personal hygiene practices with the presence of this organisms demonstrate the need to entrench good hygiene habits in the first years of life.

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Background: Infections by intestinal parasites are a major public health problem worldwide, especially among children in developing countries. As the prevalence of parasitic infection is different among and within countries, there is a need for periodical prevalence evaluation to appropriate control strategies.

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26 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 27 May, 2015

The Influence of Migration on Secular Trends in Sex Ratios at Birth in Cuba in the Past Fifty Years

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.336
Pages: 
368–72
Synopsis: 
This paper highlights a temporal relationship between Cuban migration and male to female live birth ratio (M/F), with M/F dipping in response to the possibility of leaving Cuba, often followed by sharp rises associated with a predominantly male efflux from the country.
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Background: Secular trends have been found in the male-female ratio at birth (M/F: male births divided by total births) in various countries and this ratio is anticipated to approximate 0.515.
Methods: Annual national data for male and female live births in Cuba with contingency tables were obtained from the World Health Organization and analysed.
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04 Apr, 2014
Accepted: 
14 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 05 May, 2014

An Unassuming Revelation: Cuba’s Social Policy toward the AIDS Epidemic

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.335
Pages: 
368–73
Synopsis: 
This essay looks at Cuba’s complementary approach to the treatment of HIV/AIDS, highlighting the challenges and success of national HIV/AIDS programmes over the years.

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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2013

Prevalence, Risk Factors and Clinical Features Associated with Intestinal Parasitic Infections in Children from San Juan y Martínez, Pinar del Río, Cuba

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Pages: 
377–82
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Abdominal pain had a high sensitivity for prediction of intestinal parasitic infections in children in this study.

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e-Published: 23 Jul, 2013

Cuba: Healthcare and the Revolution

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.336
Pages: 
244–9
Synopsis: 
This paper gives an overview of the delivery and access of healthcare to the Cuban public under the communist regime of the Castro brothers.

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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013
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