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Central America: Dengue Outbreak

14 Aug 2019


Nearly 127,000 cases of dengue have been reported and 124 deaths recorded due to dengue in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua as of 8 August. This represents more reported cases in the four countries this year than in all of 2018. Children are the worst-affected. In Honduras, children under 15 represent two-thirds of confirmed deaths.
Health ministries in the respective countries are stepping up fumigation, awareness and sanitation campaigns. However, the risks will continue as the rainy season is expected to last until November.
The UN and humanitarian organizations are supporting government-led responses with medical supplies and equipment; community vector control and surveillance; door-to-door awareness campaigns and fumigation; and direct technical support for community health centers.

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The numbers presented are for orientation and not conclusive. Sources are reports from national authorities from public websites.