Monday, November 5, 2018
Havana.- The Cuban healthcare system promotes actions to address the effects of infectious diseases, which are considered a latent threat to children.
In Cuba's case, the most frequent diseases are diarrhea, infections of the urinary tract, skin and soft tissues (abscesses, boils, impetigo, arthritis and synovitis, among others).
Therefore, effective protective measures must be adopted, including the immunization scheme that includes at least 11 vaccines against 13 diseases.
In addition, breastfeeding is promoted as the ideal source of nutrients and antibodies for children, together with a lower risk of neonatal mortality.
Coupled with this, experts advise people to wash their hands, boil drinking water and add chlorine to it, as well as favoring the consumption of cooked food and preserving it appropriately.