Dengue Fever in Honduras
10 Jul 2013
An outbreak of dengue fever in Honduras has been reported. The authorities have confirmed 8380 cases of dengue fever and 1442 cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever. The Government has issued a nationwide declaration of alert in 112 municipalities in response to the situation.
The two cities most affected by the outbreak are Tegucigalpa (located in the Department of Francisco Morazán) and San Pedro Sula (located in the Department of Cortés).
Advice for Travellers
Travellers should be aware of the risk of dengue fever. Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.