Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública
On-line version ISSN 1680-5348Print version ISSN 1020-4989
Most common infectious diseases affecting Central America during 1998, before and after Mitch. Rev Panam Salud Publica [online]. 1999, vol.6, n.6, pp.440-443. ISSN 1680-5348. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1020-49891999001100017.
We look at the epidemiology of the most common infectious diseases that in 1998 affected the countries of Central America most seriously damaged by Hurricane Mitch: Belice, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Incidence and mortality figures and fatality rates for cholera, dengue, malaria, and leptospirosis, before and after the hurricane, come from data provided by each country's ministry of health.