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	CDC programs in Honduras

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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iconHonduras at a Glance

Population: 7,754,700
Per capita income: $3,710
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 76/71 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 24/1000 live births

iconTop 10 Causes of Death

  1. Perinatal conditions 16%
  2. Diabetes mellitus 6.7%
  3. Congenital malformation 6.6%
  4. Cerebrovascular disease 6.1%
  5. Ischemic disease 5.1%
  6. Lower respiratory diseases 4.5%
  7. Pneumonia 3.8%
  8. Cirrhosis 3.7%
  9. Hypertensive heart disease 3%
  10. HIV/AIDS 2.5%

Source: Secretaría de Salud. SIS/Defunciones Hospitalarias. Honduras. 2010.

What CDC Is Doing

  • Conducted preparation and training on standard operating procedures for influenza sentinel surveillance units in San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa
  • As of 2011, 257 local health staff were trained in basic-level field epidemiology, 54 in intermediate-level field epidemiology, and 12 in the advanced-level of the Field Epidemiology Training Program
  • Conducting a behavioral surveillance study to determine the prevalence of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among most-at-risk populations

CDC Zika Updates

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Latest Outbreak Info

On January 22, 2016, CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to respond to outbreaks of Zika occurring in the Americas and increased reports of birth defects and Guillain-Barré syndrome in areas affected by Zika. On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) because of clusters of microcephaly and other neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika. On February 8, 2016, CDC elevated its EOC activation to a Level 1, the highest level.

CDC is working with international public health partners and with state and local health departments to

  • Alert healthcare providers and the public about Zika.
  • Post travel notices and other travel-related guidance.
  • Provide state health laboratories with diagnostic tests.
  • Detect and report cases, which will help prevent further spread.
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