Esteban Felix, Associated Press
Two-month-old Lazaro Gonzales is treated in the emergency room of La Mascota Children's Hospital in Managua, Nicaragua, on Thursday. Health authorities have expressed alarm due to an epidemic of influenza that has infected more than 12,000 people and caused the deaths of at least 70 children and 10 adults in this capital during the year.

Two-month-old Lazaro Gonzales is treated in the emergency room of La Mascota Children's Hospital in Managua, Nicaragua, on Thursday. Health authorities have expressed alarm due to an epidemic of influenza that has infected more than 12,000 people and caused the deaths of at least 70 children and 10 adults in this capital during the year.