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In a follow-up on the malaria outbreak situation in the Huetar Caribbean Region of Costa Rica, the Health Surveillance Directorate of the Ministry of Health reports a total of 115 positive cases of malaria  in the Huerta Caribe region, with a total of 60 cases in Pococí, 51 in the canton of Limón, two in Matina, one in Guácimo and one case in Siquirres.

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The distribution by sex is 70 men and 45 women with an age range of 20 to 39 years.

The Ministry of Health in conjunction with the Costa Rican Social Security Fund, carried out exhaustive tracking actions this week to detect possible new infections and provide them with timely medical care, as well as delivery of prophylactic treatment in different locations, during these days 807 rapid tests and treatment was provided to 612 people specifically in the town of Moín.

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Health makes a vehement call to the population of Limón and those who visited this province during Holy Week, to go to the CCSS health establishments in case of presenting symptoms such as: intermittent fever, chills, abdominal pain, fatigue, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, headache, rapid breathing, fast heart rate, cough, and muscle pain.