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Hemorrhagic Dengue Kills 25 in Honduras

Tegucigalpa, October 2 (RHC)-- Honduran authorities confirmed the deaths of 25 citizens as victims of hemorrhagic dengue so far this year.

The head of the epidemiological unit at the Cristina Rodriguez Hospital confirmed the death of the most recent patient, a 34-year-old woman who arrived at the emergency room on Thursday and died after having been treated by the internal medicine team.

Official statistics say that some 26 thousand 747 classic dengue cases were reported from September 8th to the 14th, out of which 3 thousand 485 were hospitalized. However, during the following week, 977 persons were hospitalized as they presented dengue symptoms, meaning 805 more cases than all those registered in the same period of 2012.

Although Honduran authorities say that there’s been a decrease in the number of dengue cases, media outlets argue that hospitals and health care centers are packed with dengue patients and call for the intensification of preventive measures.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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