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Costa Rica: Dengue fever cases increased by 70 percent in 2019



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The Costa Rican Ministry of Health reported a significant increase in dengue fever cases in the first half of the year compared to last year.

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In June 2018, 975 cases were registered, while this year we had a total of 1666 cases, which is 70% more than in the same period last year.

The North and Hueret Caribe areas are most affected by 801 and 392 cases.

The Ministry of Health reminds people to take preventive measures to prevent the spread of Aedes aegypti by removing breeding sites in their homes, parcels and workplaces, while officials in the ruling areas allow the fumigation efforts to be carried out in the designated areas or to respond to citizens' complaints.

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"We are entering the toughest time of the year, where increasing rainfall opens our cases so our constant call to citizens to be careful in removing farms and removing them places that can be a source of propagation of mosquitoes in their communities, "Said Rodrigo Marin, director of the Ministry of Health.


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