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Belize issues dengue alert

Published:Friday | August 2, 2013 | 9:25 AM

Belize has issued a dengue alert following outbreaks of the virus in neighbouring countries like Costa Rica, Nicaraqua, El Salvador and Honduras.



The Ministry of Health says a state of emergency had been declared in Honduras where 16 people have died from dengue.



Chief Executive Officer of the Vector Control Unit, Kim Bautista says while the virus has not yet hit Belize, she has taken note that it has been very prevalent throughout the region.



The Belize health ministry has said it will be spraying areas in order to eradicate mosquitoes breeding sites.



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