The Recombinant Interferon Alpha 2B (IFNrec), an antiviral produced by the Cuban biotech industry, is being used by Chinese doctors to treat patients infected by the coronavirus.... More

Clinical trials for a possible treatment of coronavirus, an antiviral drug called Remdesivir, have begun. Over 750 patients have been enrolled in the trials, which will be conducted in several hospitals in Wuhan.... More

Researchers have found that ACE2, a type of enzyme receptor for the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV), also plays a key role in the 2019-nCoV's interaction with human cells.... More

The dramatic measures taken by China to rein in the deadly new coronavirus outbreak have prevented significant spread abroad, providing a "window of opportunity" to halt transmission, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.... More

Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has urged WHO’s 196 member countries to “invest in preparedness,” not “panic.”... More

Cuba has no cases of coronavirus

Havana February 3 (RHC)-- Cuban health authorities have denied rumors of a case of coronavirus on the island, where a prevention and control plan is underway.... More

Havana, February 1 (RHC)-- The Council of Ministers of Cuba has approved a Plan for the Prevention and Control of the coronavirus epidemic, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan.... More

On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a novel coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). ... More

The National Director of Epidemiology at the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), Dr. Francisco Durán García, says that the island has the proper surveillance mechanism to reduce the risk of infection with coronavirus.... More

The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging countries in the Americas, including those in the Caribbean, to be prepared to detect early, isolate and care for patients infected with the new coronavirus. ... More

Cuban scientists remain committed to making progress in the fight against chronic diseases.... More

Havana will host the 13th International Congress on Health Informatics, set for March 16th through the 20th, with the participation of scientists, technicians, entrepreneurs and representatives of international organizations.... More

The pressing and future challenges posed by climate change on human health and the environment will focus debates at an international congress here in Havana, set for June 2nd through the 4th.... More

Cuba is the country with the best glycemic control and has the lowest diabetes mortality rate in Latin America. ... More

The U.S. public television network PBS will premiere in April a documentary on CIMAVax, a Cuban drug against lung cancer, in which Cuban and U.S. institutions are currently collaborating.... More