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Epidemics: The Cuban Approach

And in this month's medical news...

Rain & New Initiatives Ease Drought

Traditionally the good luck rite of showering fully clothed in the first rain of May has brought Cubans into the streets in droves, from youngsters to their grandparents. But the sky’s stingy offerings this May - a paltry 56% of the month’s average rainfall, following 18 months of severe drought - forced many to wait until June. The good news is that June rains hit 85% of their average by the last week of the month. The boost was enough to send reservoir levels to 36% of their combined capacity nationally, a modest turnaround on water depletion across the island that had reserves at a critical 27.1% the month before.

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