Outbreak of Type II dengue
I guess now I know why the mosquito guy is out spraying all the houses.
The more aggressive and fatal Type II dengue has sickened 87 people in recent days, three of them seriously. The three grave cases are geographically dispersed in Managua, Chinandega, and Matagalpa with less severe cases reported even more widely. Seven fatalities from Type II dengue have been reported in Honduras. Type II dengue presents few symptoms different from Type I and piggybacks on other ailments suffered by its victims. Doctors recommend that people go to medical centers upon the first sign of fever as Type II dengue can cause hepatitis, myocarditis and other serious diseases. P Meanwhile, nationwide, affiliates of the Local Systems of Integral Attention to Health (SILAIS) were carrying out abatement campaigns against the mosquito which carries dengue as the first weeks of the rainy season mean that there are more places for the insects to lay their eggs. (Radio La Primerisima, June 24; El Nuevo Diario, June 20)