Submitted by Billy Bob on Wed, 2010/06/23 - 16:40.
Honduras has declared a national emergency for denque fever, largely to keep the hospitals open.
The early rains here in Esteli have gotten us off to a bad start, with more zancudos than in the previous 3 years we have owned this property. Onsite, we are cleaning the soil down to bare dirt, spraying insecticide on shrubs and exterior walls, and running the electric bug zapper from late afternoon onward. So far I haven't heard of any denque here, but the Malpaisillo area near Leon has been hit hard.
I think with these rains we are in for a bad year.