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Congenital syphilis, a disease that affects some 100,000 births annually in Latin America has been eradicated in Cuba
Abreu, who also is a professor at the Manuel Fajardo Hospital in Havana City, told ACN news agency that the Latin American and Pan-American Office has set up a program aimed at eradicating the pathology in Latin America by 2015, since that goal has already turned into reality in Cuba.

Abreu added that this was one of the subjects highly considered during the National Congress on Dermatology, underway in central Villa Clara province, with the attendance of 150 professors and other experts from 12 Cuban provinces, who shared useful experiences.

He also said that they discussed topics related to benign and malign skin tumors, different therapeutic options that Cuban dermatologists have in treating skin cancer, which one of the most frequent cancer varieties in the Caribbean nation.

The doctor explained that when diagnosis is applied at an early stage of the disease, its treatment works and the lesion is eliminated without any risk to the patient’s life.

Jorge Luis Tejeda, president of the Congress organizing committee, told ACN that some 141 works were presented at the event, a fact that shows how much Cuban medicine has advanced in this particular specialty.

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