Emergencies preparedness, response

2002 - Dengue/dengue haemorrhagic fever in Honduras

19 July 2002

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 29 June, WHO has received reports of 3 993 cases of dengue fever including 8 deaths and 545 cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever. The regions affected by dengue haemorrhagic fever are Francisco, Morazan, La Paz, Cortes, Olancho, Comayagua, Choluteca, El Paraiso, Yoro, Santa  Barbara, Copan.

The measures taken in response to the dengue outbreak in Honduras focus on community participation, and communication strategies. Coordination of efforts in bordering areas with El Salvador for surveillance and vector control are being undertaken.

The Ministers of Health for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras will be meeting soon to discuss strategies in dengue surveillance, prevention and control.