Dengue Record Cases up significantly in Costa Rica

Posted on September 29, 2013 • Filed under: Costa Rica, Travel Health reported…..If you are thinking of travelling to Costa Rica or if you are living in Costa Rica you are probably aware of the dengue epidemic that ha hit the country. Although it is fairly easy to prevent this by using mosquito repellent or making sure your screens are intact, it is something to have in the back of your mind.

dengue fever costa rica epidemic It took only eight months and three weeks in 2013 to break the record for the most dengue cases since data on the disease began being kept 2 decades ago.

The third week of September closed with 38,497 cases reported for the year. This is 699 more than the 37,798 reported in all of 2005, a year that held the record. The problem of this epidemic has been known for months. Read Article

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