According to data from the Directorate of Health Surveillance, at epidemiological week seven, which covers from February 12 to 18, 2023, an increase in dengue cases of 42% is reported compared to the same week in 2022, accounting for a total of 581 cases in 2023 and 336 for 2022.
The cases of dengue registered during this year are concentrated in the Huetar Caribe region with 167 cases, followed by the Central East with 109 cases and the Central North with 67 cases. It is important to indicate that in the country as of March 6, 2023, a total of six cases of dengue serotype four are registered.
Currently, during this year the circulation of dengue serotypes one, two and four in the country has been detected. It is for this reason that the Ministry of Health calls on the population to constantly clean and empty the containers in which water is stored for domestic use, check and clean canoes and all black plastic in the patios of the houses. , as well as putting disused tires indoors or taking them to the respective collection sites. Likewise, you are urged to collaborate with our officials at the time they visit your homes for fumigation, presenting the proper identification.
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