According to the latest information provided by the Cuba International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point (NFP), the total number of cases since epidemiological week (EW) 27 of 2012 through EW 34 of 2013 is 678, including 3 deaths. The cases were registered in the provinces of Camaguey, Granma, Guantanamo, Havana, and Santiago de Cuba, as well as in other towns associated with these provinces.
According to the information, the cases recorded in Havana in August 2013 have been linked to 2 food service centers where the presence of asymptomatic persons infected with cholera among food handlers was found. The food outlets have since adopted appropriate sanitary measures.
Among the confirmed cholera cases are 12 persons who had travelled to Cuba from other countries (2 from Chile, 2 from Germany, 3 from Italy, 2 from the Netherlands, 2 from Spain, and 2 from Venezuela). The cases include 8 men and 4 women, with an age range of 30-74 years (median age of 53).So we have some official (but limited) acknowledgement of cholera in Cuba. It does not reflect the situation described in the Cuban dissident media, such as the September 30 post on Cuba Cólera stating that 5 prisoners have died of cholera in the Combinado del Este prison. Even a Google search for "Cuba cólera" limited to Spanish reports published in the past week turns up a great many stories.
So we have an official version of Cuban cholera, and a dissident version. The Cuban government's silence, broken only by mumbles, lends credibility to the dissidents.