CDC has collaborated with public health institutions in Central America since the 1960s. Through these alliances, CDC has addressed priority public health burdens in Honduras. CDC addresses HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, emerging infectious diseases, flu, and field epidemiology training. CDC is also helping strengthen Honduras’ health systems by increasing the technical skills of epidemiologists in the region.
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Honduras at a Glance
Per capita income: $3,710
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 76/71 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 24/1000 live births
Top 10 Causes of Death
- Perinatal conditions 16%
- Diabetes mellitus 6.7%
- Congenital malformation 6.6%
- Cerebrovascular disease 6.1%
- Ischemic disease 5.1%
- Lower respiratory diseases 4.5%
- Pneumonia 3.8%
- Cirrhosis 3.7%
- Hypertensive heart disease 3%
- HIV/AIDS 2.5%
Source: Secretaría de Salud. SIS/Defunciones Hospitalarias. Honduras. 2010.
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CDC Zika Updates
In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.
In response, CDC has issued travel notices for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.
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