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  • Honduras: more than 500 pregnant women with zika, 126 cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome including 6 deaths, 21 babies born with microcephaly


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    Honduras registered 164 pregnant women with zika and 56 cases Guillain-Barré

    MAR 5, 2016 - 3:59 PM

    Tegucigalpa, (ACAN-EFE) .- Health authorities in Honduras have registered 164 cases of pregnant women who have contracted zika, while another 56 people have been affected by Guillain Barre syndrome, reported an official source.

    The Honduran Undersecretary of Health, Francis Contreras told reporters that pregnant affected are "under medical supervision".

    The Ministry of Health of Honduras recorded so far in 2016, globally, about 25,000 cases of people who have contracted zika, chikungunya and dengue, diseases that are transmitted the mosquito Aedes aegypti.

    The senior official said the country also records 56 cases of people who have been affected by Guillain-Barre syndrome, which attacks the nervous system, in some cases can cause muscle weakness and has been linked to Zika virus.
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    In addition, the virus has been linked to cases of microcephaly in newborns and neurological disorders, although no evidence.

    A Honduran woman pregnant last February 27 had been registered with Guillain-Barre syndrome, associated with zika, lost her baby two months of gestation.

    Gabriela is Yanes, 29, who spent two weeks entered and lost her baby, told reporters Tuesday the same hospital spokesman, Miguel Osorio.

    For Yanes it is the first registered in Honduras of a pregnant woman with Guillain-Barre syndrome.
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    More than 50% of cases zika are in San Pedro Sula

    March 5, 2016 / 11:53 PM / Lisseth García /

    56 patients with Guillain -Barré, 22 are being treated in hospital Mario Rivas

    San Pedro Sula, Honduras

    High temperatures and the number of people living in small spaces combine to San Pedro Sula is the municipality with more cases of zika in Honduras. But, in relation to dengue and chikungunya, the city tops the list.

    Health Minister, Yolani Batres, revealed yesterday that more than 80% of all vector-borne diseases is accumulated in Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Comayagua, Choluteca, Juticalpa and Yoro.

    The industrial capital recorded 6,817 cases of zika of 13,606 in the country; the second is Villanueva with 1,526, Choloma with 1472, El Progreso in 1218 and 881 Tegucigalpa.

    "Zika, dengue and chikungunya are endemic diseases that affected the Americas and especially Central America. In countries that are warmer, more tropical, vector-borne diseases are more likely, "Batres said.

    The official said that the data provided belong to the epidemiological week number eight, where are reported all cases of dengue, chikungunya zika and the country, both private and public sectors.

    He noted that in the case of Guillain-Barre syndrome have been reported 56 patients, of whom 22 are treated in hospital Mario Rivas, all municipalities of Cortes. He considered it a symbolic number considering that the city is more zika numbers.

    Campaigns

    164 pregnant women who suffer from the Zika virus, 50% are treated in the Honduran Institute of Social Security and health network in the area. "The I hss is the one that has reported", he said. In San Pedro Sula, municipal authorities approved L5 million to combat these diseases. In the days they have intervened neighborhoods and in the 20 districts of the city.

    Mayor Armando Calidonio Alvarado oversaw the work of municipal staff runs in fighting these diseases.

    "In these operations have concentrated all forces, both Ministry of Health, the Municipal Health, Management of Public and Community Participation, Infrastructure among others, in order to cope with these diseases," he said.

    He said he has made a big difference, because when you work holistically, there is greater coverage in the area, managing to have a date notable progress since cases zika have been declining, to 100 cases less per week.

    House to house combat mosquito breeding

    In San Pedro Sula, the mayor does not back down in the fight against the mosquito transmitter of these three diseases and continues with the work of fumigation, cleaning abatización and the most vulnerable sectors.

    The actions cover the 20 districts that make up the city. Has made available a number of personnel and heavy for cleaning ditches and canals machinery.

    Members of the Intersectoral Board of Health organized the working groups that will be made this week to eliminate mosquito breeding sites. Alberto Marin, manager of Public and Community Participation, explained that the southeast is where municipal promoters will be visiting every house in the colonies that will be seized and which have greater larval presence.

    Los Carmenes, El Ocotillo Rivera and Hernandez are among the most prone to the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquito that causes dengue, chikungunya and zika sectors.

    Lorena Martinez, director of the Metropolitan Health Region, said that "the incidence of cases have dispersed throughout the city, but with relevance in the southeast and it is because they have to keep stored water and not cover it."

    Simple actions like plugging the container in which is stored clean water and clean yards can prevent the spread of vector Martinez said.

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      Health recorded 26 cases of zika during Easter

      28 Mar 2016 / 10:44 PM / /

      Health authorities reported that so far total more than 19,000 patients for the virus.

      A new case of Guillain-Barre syndrome was recorded yesterday at the Hospital School, as reported this hospital authorities.

      Manuel Sierra, hospital epidemiologist, said that is still under study if the patient suffered from the Zika virus.

      "All we have is the initial diagnosis of suspicion and surveillance is in charge of making all the required investigations," Sierra said.

      The patient is a male resident of the colony El Prado, Tegucigalpa, and entered the hospital last Saturday afternoon.

      The specialist explained that since the second week of December, which was when he started the epidemiological period until Sunday, there are 28 patients with the syndrome who receive care at the Hospital School.

      Cases zika

      Health authorities reported that during Holy Week zika only 26 cases were recorded, creating a decline, as in previous weeks have been reported up to 250 patients. One of the possible causes of the decline is that people did not seek medical assistance if symptoms presented.

      Francis Contreras, vice minister of Health, reported that a pregnant woman with zika, so add 186 pregnant women who are at risk of their babies being born with microcephaly. Clinically confirmed cases zika amount to 19.129, according to figures of Health. The diagnosis is made based on symptoms presented by patients; however, for two weeks increased at least twice the expected cases.

      "We are waiting for this summer season, as is historical, that cases of diseases caused by the Aedes can be duplicated; therefore, we should not stop us from working on abatización actions and fumigation. "

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        Health records zika 226 pregnant women and 74 cases with Guillain-Barre syndrome

        APR 25, 2016 - 11:38 A.M.

        Tegucigalpa, (ACAN-EFE). - The health authorities of Honduras recorded about 226 cases of pregnant women who have contracted zika, while 74 others have been affected by Guillain Barre syndrome, reported an official source.

        Cases of pregnant women are under medical supervision, he told reporters the Honduran Undersecretary of Health, Francis Contreras.

        The Ministry of Health of Honduras recorded so far in 2016, globally, more than 34,000 people who have contracted zika, chikungunya and dengue, diseases that are by the Aedes aegypti mosquito transmitted said.

        The senior official said the country also records 74 cases of people, mostly adults, who have been affected by Guillain Barre syndrome, which attacks the nervous system, in some cases can cause muscle weakness, and has been linked to the virus the zika.

        "It is common that many cases of Guillain Barre syndrome, if it continues, the end of the year can be counted some 300 cases are generated," he said Contreras.

        The Guillain Barre Syndrome last March caused the death of a man, but so far has not specified whether the virus suffered zika, the only victim so far.

        Zika virus causes an outbreak of skin rashes that can be accompanied by fever, arthralgia or arthritis, conjunctivitis, muscle aches or headaches, among other symptoms.

        Contreras said the Honduran government will continue a national campaign of destruction of breeding sites of the mosquito that transmits the three diseases.

        The first case of zika in the Central American country was recorded in December 2015.

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        • #5
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          Are pregnant and 437 which have Zika virus in Honduras

          July 3, 2016 / 11:08 PM

          15 days ago, in the country there were 331 women with zika embazadas. New figures show that the disease does not let up.

          According to official reports of the Ministry of Health, there are now 437 pregnant women who have the virus.

          There was an increase of only 37 women this week, ie daily about five pregnant women have symptoms of the disease.

          The increase has been significant, because when the disease entered the country, registered less than 10 weekly.

          Francis Contreras, deputy health minister, said that all these women are in strict control to know what percentage of babies born with microcephaly could be.

          "The zika is a real risk, we must eliminate the mosquito, is the most economical and most effective measure, these women are being monitored closely," said the doctor.

          The zika has been linked to the appearance of microcephaly in infants, this condition causes the head of small not grow normally.

          This causes physical and mental development is slower.

          In Honduras, the annual average number of cases does not exceed 120 and will be from late July or early August that will be born infected the children of these mothers and can check whether an increase in cases of congenital malformation.

          Stung by the zancudo

          The Aedes aegypti mosquito is responsible for the transmission of the three vector diseases that plague the country, dengue, chikungunya and zika.

          Right now there are 51,700 Hondurans who suffer or have suffered one of the three diseases in the year. It is zika virus which remains in first place with more than 25,000 people affected.

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            More than 52,000 cases of zika, chikungunya and dengue are recorded in the country

            SUBMITTED BY KAREN REYES ON 4 JULY 2016 - 2:10 PM
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            He also noted that a hundred cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), has been registered to date.

            More than 52,000 dengue cases of the three diseases, zika and chikungunya are recorded at the national level, health authorities confirmed.

            He also noted that a hundred cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), has been registered to date.

            In this regard, the Deputy Health Minister Francis Contreras, reported this day that so far this year year 52 000 700 people affected by dengue, Chikungunya and Zika are recorded.

            He stressed that the virus zika ranks first in cases with more than 25 thousand people affected.

            To date 108 patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome are reported. Being the cities of Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula recorded the most cases.

            He said the rains may increase mosquito breeding sites, so you are asking people to take preventive measures of the case to prevent diseases continue to increase.

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              Honduras reported more than 56,000 cases of dengue, chikungunya and zika


              Tegucigalpa, July 16 (PL) diseases dengue, chikungunya and zika totaling more than 56 thousand cases so far this year in Honduras, said Deputy Health Minister Francis Contreras that country, quoted by the media.

              According to the newspaper La Prensa, the Government and the Ministry of Health recently they launched a promotion and education campaign to eradicate mosquito breeding places of Aedes aegypti, the transmitter of that trio of conditions.

              Contreras, the newspaper said that the campaign and the Secretariat, involving local governments and schools with promotional messages.

              More than 26 thousand 900 cases correspond to suspicions zika specifically, he said the deputy minister of Health.

              He stressed that are very high figures, and that coming rains fumigation will not be the most effective measure, but to destroy mosquito breeding sites that are formed after each rainfall to prevent further infections.

              He added that 479 pregnant women diagnosed as suspected of suffering zika are under surveillance.

              "We have no reported cases of microcephaly hitherto associated with the virus, but we do have more than 114 patients with Guillain-Barre in 2016," said the deputy minister.

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                Alarm in Honduras by increasing Zika and Guillain-Barre syndrome

                July 23, 2016 / 9:08 a.m. /

                Health authorities report that Francisco Morazán and Choluteca Cortés are the most affected departments.

                Health authorities in Honduras are alarmed by the increasing cases of Zika and instead of Guillain-Barre syndrome. The Deputy

                Health Minister Francis Contreras, reported Saturday that in the last week an increase of 900 new infected Zika is recorded by adding and 27,800.

                Identify a second transmitter mosquito of the Zika virus

                plus the increase in Guillain Barré eight cases concerned. "Only in a week has increased from 114 to 122 people, eight more cases," the official said.

                In Honduras Health authorities recorded three deaths from the disease, one in San Pedro Sula and two in Tegucigalpa. In total to date are 57,900 people affected by the diseases being transmitted Aedes aegypti most Zika.


                Most of those affected live in the departments of Francisco Morazán and Choluteca Cortés, explained Contreras.

                Saturday more than two million students nationwide have joined the campaign "All against Zika" with the cleaning of schools and communities in order to eradicate mosquito breeding sites transmitter.

                http://www.laprensa.hn/honduras/9828...ain-barr%C3%A9
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                • #9
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                  Honduras
                  8 babies born in Honduras with microcephaly by Zika


                  July 26, 2016 / 11:03 a.m. /

                  Health reported that already fulfilled nine months since the first cases were presented zika in the country.

                  Tegucigalpa, Honduras

                  Eight children were born in Honduras with microcephaly and are linked to the Zika virus, according to data provided Tuesday by the Ministry of Health who performs monitoring through a monitoring system.

                  "In total there are eight children with microcephaly, six from Choluteca five were born this week , " he said Tuesday Dr. Yolani Batres, Minister of the Ministry of Health.

                  He added that "matches when gestational age from Zika virus entered our country."

                  Health records at least 493 pregnant women with the virus Zika.

                  "We have eight children with microcephaly and is just what we had expected and contanto the months and weeks of gestation in women who had zika" said the minister.

                  The official recalled that the zika entered southern Honduras, in the departments of Valle and Choluteca, areas near El Salvador.

                  "In the Republic of El Salvador was the first country in Central America that unfortunately also presented Zika" he said.

                  Honduran authorities said the news of the birth of children with zika "fills in a lot of pain, especially for families who already have special challenges."

                  The Ministry of Health announced that it will contact the families affected Baby Bouncer born with microcefalia- with the Telethon Honduras, where provide rehabilitation for people with dispacidad.

                  "These are children who have to give them special care, special treatment, including in schools," he said Batres.

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                  • #10
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                    Amounting to 21 births of children with microcephaly

                    AUG 10, 2016 - 24:57

                    Tegucigalpa (EFE) .- The cases of children born with microcephaly in Honduras today rose to 21 with three that were recorded at the University Hospital School of Tegucigalpa, state hospital spokesman, Miguel Osorio said.

                    Osorio told reporters that so far could not be confirmed that the three new microcephaly are associated with zika, disease transmitted by mosquito aedes aegypti, although that possibility is not ruled out.

                    He added that the three cases recorded between Monday and Wednesday, two are from the departments of Francisco Morazán and Comayagua, both in the central region of the country, and the third in the southern department of Choluteca.

                    The spokesman said the three infected children receive "specialized care" in a hospital unit.

                    Health authorities have indicated that the outbreak of microcephaly in Honduras began last July and presumes that all cases could be associated with zika.

                    Since November last year the Health Ministry recorded more than 500 cases of pregnant women with zika. Also it recorded 126 cases of patients with Guillain Barre syndrome, of whom six died between March and July this year.

                    So far in 2016 the health authorities have registered about 60,000 cases globally zika, dengue and chikungunya.

                    The Honduran government announced last week that it will launch a special program to assist children born with microcephaly, mostly associated with zika who contracted their mothers during pregnancy.

                    Health authorities have reiterated their call to the people to maintain neat houses and eliminate breeding sites of mosquitoes to counteract diseases like dengue, chikungunya and zika.

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