Wed. Dec 11th, 2019

Nicaragua and Honduras discuss how to deal with dengue

The health authorities of Nicaragua and Honduras met on Tuesday in Managua to discuss how to deal with dengue, which has forced the issuance of epidemiological alerts in both countries, among the highest incidence of the disease in America.

Representatives of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) and the National System for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Assistance (Sinapred) held a meeting with the Vice Minister of Health of Honduras, Roberto Cosenza, to identify "work actions," the Presidency reported. , through government media.

In the last report of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on dengue, issued last Friday, Nicaragua and Honduras, two of the poorest nations on the continent, appear together with Brazil and Colombia as "the four countries with the rates of highest incidence in the Americas. "

The Government of Nicaragua has reported in 2019 the death of 10 people due to dengue, which has infected 67,381 people.

In the case of Honduras, the authorities report 49 deaths and 49,322 confirmed cases.

According to the PAHO report, Nicaragua is the country with the highest incidence of dengue in the Americas, with 736.47 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Brazil with 645.58, while Honduras occupies third place, with 462.39.

The largest numbers of confirmed cases of dengue in Nicaragua since the epidemiological alert was decreed two weeks ago focus on the departments (provinces) of Managua, Estelí (north) and Masaya (Pacific).

In Honduras, dengue has occurred, throughout the year, mainly in the departments of Cortés and Yoro (north), Copán and Santa Bárbara (west), Olancho and El Paraíso (east), Francisco Morazán and Comayagua (center) and Valley (south).

Between January 1 and August 9, PAHO registered more than 2 million people infected with dengue in America, with an incidence of 207.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and 723 dead.

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