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Tuberculosis in provincial Havana prison

HAVANA, Cuba, June 30 (Ana Aguililla / www.cubanet.org) – Authorities at the Quivicán Prision in Havana province are x-raying and taking blood samples of prisoners after several cases of tuberculosis were discovered, according to activist Ramón Balsinde.

Balsinde said five prisoners with tuberculosis were recently transferred to the prison hospital of the Combinado del Este Prison in Havana, one of them, Mario Luis Menéndez, reportedly in serious condition.

He said that an undetermined number of prisoners were in quarantine at the Quivicán Prison after tests showed they had tuberculosis

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