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The Costa Rica Ministry of Health reports a 28% increase in dengue cases compared to the same date last year, that is, for epidemiological week 21, which covers from May 21 to 27, a total of 2,070 cases while for the same week last year there were 1,490 cases.

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During the coming months, rains are expected in some areas of the country, so the Health authorities urge the population to maintain preventive measures to prevent dengue, including:

  • Eliminate breeding grounds such as containers, buckets, animal drinkers and black plastic.
  • Apply mosquito repellent to exposed skin.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Use mosquito nets.
  • Put disused tires indoors or take them to collection sites.

As part of the vector control actions, up to epidemiological week 22, 313,702 houses have been visited and worked on, in which inspectors treat and eliminate breeding sites and provide education, in addition to 10,047 vacant lots, 1,489,151 warehouses inspected and treated, and They have fumigated 299,993 houses, of which 118,891 were with manual equipment and 181,102 with heavy equipment.

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The Ministry of Health, through its officials, continues to carry out control and mitigation tasks, however, it is very important that people take the aforementioned measures so that together we can prevent dengue and other diseases such as Zika and Chikungunya.

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