Central America, risk of disease increases after devastating rains

Posted on October 21, 2011 • Filed under: Agriculture, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Latin America Health, Panama

On October 19, health authorities warned of outbreaks of viral diseases and lack of food in Central America, while the death toll due to heavy rains, floods and landslides consequential continues to rise. The death toll has reached 97. 10 days ago, it rains non-stop, which affects hundreds of thousands of people. Authorities have reported 36 deaths in Guatemala and 32 in El Salvador, while thousands of hectares of crops have been destroyed, a catastrophic situation for the vast number of people living every day by small-scale agricultural activities. Read Article

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