Dengue fever deaths in Honduras

So far this year, there have been at least 10,500 reported cases of dengue fever nationwide. Of these, 900 have had the more serious form of the disease, dengue haemorrhagic fever. A second death has been registered recently. The most affected areas are Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula.

Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

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