Deaths due to dengue fever in Honduras increase

The death of 4 adults due to dengue fever brings the total for the year to 21 deaths. There have been over 19,000 reported cases in the entire country. The recent deaths occurred in Santa Bárbara, Atlántida and Cortes Departments. There may be many more unreported cases of dengue since counting and reporting cases may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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