Costa Rica Alert: significant increase in number of dengue cases in Guanacaste

Posted on November 18, 2012 • Filed under: Costa Rica, Enviromental Issues, Latin America Health, TRAVEL

The emergence of 200 cases of dengue fever in the past three weeks in Guanacaste has the Ministry of Health asking residents to be on alert, especially in the areas of Liberia, Santa Cruz, Abangares, Nicoya and Carillo, where most of the infections have occurred. Mary Ethel Trejos, Director of Health Surveillance, said that the highest number of cases were in Santa Cruz, where three weeks ago there were 55 cases, and just last week, 75 more were detected. The virus is spread by the aedes aegypti mosquito. Read Article

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