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Updated: June 23, 2010 10:55 IST

Honduras declares emergency due to dengue outbreak

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A patient suffering from Dengue receives serum. File photo
AP A patient suffering from Dengue receives serum. File photo

Honduras has declared a state of national emergency due to proliferation of dengue, which has already caused 10 deaths and over 11,000 infections across the country.

An emergency cabinet meeting agreed to establish an inter-institutional commission, coordinated by the health secretariat, which will develop a plan to combat the epidemic, Prensa Latina reported.

The commission will work together with other agencies, like the Permanent Contingency Commission and the National System for Risk Management, to eliminate the breeding places of Aedes Aegypti, the mosquito which transmits dengue.

According to a report by the national health authorities, so far 10,780 cases of classic dengue and 461 of the haemorrhagic type have been registered in the country.

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