Honduras Hospitals “Overrun” by Dengue Fever

Dengue fever has “overrun” 26 of Honduras’s 32 public hospitals. The virus has afflicted 28,000 and killed 54 people—mostly children—so far this year, reports AFP.
A hospital in La Paz resorted to putting patients up in its chapel, and still has beds lining the corridors. “In 20 years working here, I've never seen this,” said hospital spokesman Marco Antonio Rodas.
Officials called a national emergency, and launched a sweeping fumigation campaign to destroy Aedes Aegyptii mosquito breeding grounds.
Honduras isn’t alone. The Philippines, with 115,000 cases so far in 2020—85% more than this point last year—has declared an unprecedented nationwide emergency alert, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reports. And Bangladesh reports a record 8,500+ cases this year so far—and hospitals outside Dhaka are ill-equipped to cope, The Daily Star warns.

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