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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Honduras declares state of emergency over dengue fever

Article via BBC, excerpt :

" Honduras has declared a state of emergency after an outbreak of dengue fever which has killed 16 people so far this year.

More than 12,000 people have been diagnosed with the disease, which causes high fever and joint pains.

Officials say that in more than 1,800 cases, there is a risk of internal bleeding and death.

The government has promised to step up its fight against the mosquitoes which spread dengue fever.

Health Minister Salvador Pineda said more than half of Honduras' municipalities have registered cases of the viral infection this year."

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