Honduras declares national emergency against Zika

Local hospitals in capital city Tegucigalpa were crowded with in-patients, as the government of Honduras declared national emergency on February 1 against Zika virus, which claimed about 1,200 victims last month nationwide.

Any mother-to-be on sickbed looked tired and anxious, afraid to become vector, as the virus was preliminarily proved to cause microcephaly to baby, a disease featuring small head and damaged nerve system.

Meanwhile, the government has mobilized all social forces to combat the situation.

Fumigation was carried out as widely as possible, especially at places where pregnant women lived and water was saved in tanks, an easy conduit for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to grow and then disseminate the virus by biting.

According to the World Health Organization, Zika has swept over the Americas, especially in South American countries like Brazil.

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