Honduran authorities informed that eight children were born with microcephaly. Most cases are associated with zika. As consequence, they urged population to fight mosquito Aedes Aegypti.
Honduran minister of Health Yolani Batres explained that five out of the eight women who had children with microcephaly suffered from zika, but the three others claim not to have had any of the symptoms caused by this desease, such as fever, rashes and conjunctivitis, among others.
She added that there are 493 pregnant women at risk of having children with microcephaly, as well as Guillain Barré syndrome, which has caused three deaths during this year.
Seven of the children who were born with microcephaly are from Choluteca and the last one is from Tegucigalpa. Batres stressed that Choluteca is in a state of emergency because of this outbreak. As consequence, the Health Ministry is preparing a team to face this problem.
So far this year, 57,969 people have suffered from any of the three diseases caused by mosquito Aedes aegypti: zika (27,869), dengue (16,860) and Chikungunya (13,240).