Costa Rica dengue cases through October tops all of 2019 – Outbreak News Today

Last Updated on November 22, 2020 by

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

Costa Rica health officials report that through the end of October, the number of dengue fever cases in the country has exceeded the total in all of 2019.

The country counted 9,438 cases of dengue through Oct. 31, surpassing the total number of cases registered last year, which closed with 9,400. The most affected regions have been a Huetar Caribe with 4353 cases and La Brunca with 2228 cases.

Related mosquito-borne viruses, Zika and chikungunya have circulated in less quantity, registering 120 and 49 cases, respectively.

The Ministry of Health reiterates the call to the population not to lower their guard and continue with the elimination of mosquito breeding sites such as tires, buckets, vases, canoes, jars, among others, as well as collaborating with our officials when they visit their homes for fumigation, presenting proper identification.

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In addition, it is important to remember measures such as applying mosquito repellent to exposed skin, long sleeves and long pants, and using mosquito nets.

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