Deadly Dengue Epidemic Strikes Honduras

Dozens of emergency workers fumigated a Tegucigalpa neighborhood in Honduras with pesticide smoke in an effort to eliminate the mosquitos that carry dengue.

At least 135 people have died from dengue this year in Honduras, nearly two-thirds of them children. Honduras already has by far the highest death rate from dengue in Latin America this year. The country's most prevalent strain of dengue also happens to be the most aggressive and the deadliest.

Honduras is dealing with social unrest and is led by a president who has lacked credibility since he won re-election despite a constitutional ban in 2017. Juan Orlando Hernández has been named a co-conspirator in his brother's U.S. drug trafficking case. (AP)

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