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DHA-GENEVA 93/0207
CUBA - NEUROMYELOPATHY EPIDEMIC
DHA-GENEVA SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
1 JUNE 1993

1. ON BEHALF OF WHO/PAHO, THE DEPT OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS HEREBY ISSUES THE FOLLOWING APPEAL PREPARED JOINTLY BY GOVT OF CUBA AND WHO/PAHO AS WELL AS CONVENER OF UN EMERGENCY COORDINATION GROUP IN CUBA.

2. GOVT OF CUBA HAS REQUESTED INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE TO CONFRONT EMERGENCY CREATED BY NEUROMYELOPATHY EPIDEMIC. ON 27 MAY 1993 GOVT BRIEFED DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS IN HAVANA ON EXTENT OF PROBLEM, STEPS TAKEN SO FAR, AND IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE REQUIRED.