· THURSDAY DECEMBER 17, 2015
Health authorities in Honduras on Wednesday confirmed the first two cases of Zika, a disease transmitted by the same vector of dengue and Chikungunya affecting Central American countries.
"As part of the effective monitoring of the first two cases were laboratorial zika confirm" noted a statement from the Ministry of Health, adding that the sick, the department of Valle, southern border with El Salvador, "have been taken into medical care and are in their homes in good condition ".
The disease had been detected in neighboring countries, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua, produces the same symptoms of dengue and Chikungunya: colds and fever, among others, officials said.
In the statement, the health ministry said that the way to combat the disease is to avoid mosquito breeding sites, which have been doing with communities.
Deputy Health Minister, Francis Contreras, told the local station HRN that the authorities set up an epidemiological fence on the border with El Salvador to the circulation of the virus has been confirmed in the country.