HAVANA.- (ACN) The Cuban medical brigade of the Henry Reeve Contingent celebrated today a month of solidarity work in the Peruvian city of Piura, and its vicinity, attending to the victims of the rains registered in that region, Prensa Latina news agency reported.

Rolando Piloto, head of the brigade of 23 doctors and other health professionals, explained that the balance of work done is positive and has merited expressions of appreciation from local authorities and population.

In addition, he pointed out that the brigade carried out 11,241 consultations until yesterday, as well as health promotion and prevention activities through talks, plus epidemiological activities corresponding to the group's profile and the existing dangers.

Members of the Henry Reeve brigade, which specializes in disaster situations, celebrated the International Workers' Day with a medical campaign in the community of La Matanza, in the interior of the Piura region that included 1,236 consultations.

Cuban doctors are mainly focused on the prevention and care of dengue cases that are registered by the proliferation of mosquitoes that transmit this and other diseases, especially after flooding.

Piura is the region with the highest number of dengue cases, with a total of 1,503 confirmed and 7,249 suspects of the disease, and recorded 89 cases of chikungunya, according to the National Emergency Operations Center.