BBC News – Honduras declares state of emergency over dengue feverPosted: July 31, 2013
Honduras has declared a state of emergency after an outbreak of dengue fever which has killed 16 people so far this year.
More than 12,000 people have been diagnosed with the disease, which causes high fever and joint pains….
Health Minister Salvador Pineda said more than half of Honduras’ municipalities have registered cases of the viral infection this year.
The worst outbreak of dengue in Honduras was in 2010, when 83 people died.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the incidence of dengue has increased 30-fold over the last 50 years.