Dengue Outbreak Puntarenas Costa Rica

Posted on March 12, 2013 • Filed under: Costa Rica, Latin America Health, TRAVEL reported that for all those people that have noticed a few more mosquitoes than normal during dry season, they are not a figment of the imagination. No rains have come, however there is talk of an epidemic of dengue in Puntarenas and even a recent death of a woman infected with the virus. dengue-costa_rica Montes de Oro and Garabito in Puntarenas recorded the most cases followed by Orotina in Alajuela. Guanacaste also claimed 27% (957) of all patients registering as being infected with the virus. In fact, the Ministry of Health activated alerts to collect waste, such as tires, trash and fumigated risk areas. In the Central Region of Puntarenas, has activated 71 Health officials who will visit homes, businesses and vacant lots. Read Article

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