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October 23, 2013

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are battling to save children’s lives as a deadly outbreak of dengue hemorrhagic fever sweeps through Honduras’ second-largest city, San Pedro Sula.


Due to the ongoing political crisis in Honduras and related clashes between security forces and protesters, activities at the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) street children centre in Tegucigalpa have been disrupted, as MSF staff have had difficulties reaching the centre.

The MSF team in Honduras is getting ready to provide support to local health structures should they be overwhelmed by an influx of wounded in the coming days.

Due to an alarming increase in cases of dengue fever in Honduras this year, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched an emergency intervention in Tegucigalpa, capital of the Central American country, where the majority of cases have been reported.

Mobile teams offer medical and psychological care