A severe strain of dengue fever includes symptoms of hemorrhaging high fever, headaches and body aches. This is the most severe and life-threatening strain of this disease. As the death toll keeps rising daily and children are in jeopardy of losing their parents, Nicaraguans need our help. Food for the Hungry (FH) is mobilizing workers in three regions of Nicaragua: Somotillo, Chinandega and Nueva Segovia.
FH staff will provide medical equipment, treated bed nets, cleaning materials and fuel for fumigation of mosquitoes. FH will join the Nicaraguan government workers to destroy breeding sites of mosquitoes and spraying houses to combat the life-threatening disease.
FH is joining NicaSALUD to help educate parents on dengue fever prevention and treatment of family members and children. If the illness can be treated early, infected children and adults have a higher chance of survival. As this epidemic continues to take lives daily, we need your help save lives!