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Hondurans mobilize to wipe out Zika

CLEAN-UP. A family helps in the clean-up of the city to fight the Aedes Aegypti mosquito that transmits the Zika virus. Photo by Orlando Sierra/AFP
Some 200,000 residents of this Central American nation spent Saturday ridding homes and gardens of standing water and fumigating areas suspected of harboring larvae from the virus-carrying mosquito

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Feb. 7, 2016) — Armed with brooms, spades and hoes, Hondurans by the thousands took part in a day of national mobilization to try and eradicate mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, the government said.

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Honduras declares national emergency over Zika virus

aedes aegypti mosquito larvae
Aedes aegypti mosquito larvae sit in a petri dish at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. The mosquito is a vector for the proliferation of the Zika virus currently spreading throughout Latin America. New figures from Brazil’s Health Ministry show that the Zika virus outbreak has not caused as many confirmed cases of a rare brain defect as first feared. AP File Photo

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Feb. 2, 2016) — Honduras on Monday declared a state of emergency after officials said the number of Zika infections is rising at an “alarming” rate in the Central American country.

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