9,438 cases of dengue so far this year
In the 44th epidemiological week that ended on October 31, the country counted 9,438 cases of dengue, surpassing the total number of cases registered last year, which closed with 9,400. The most affected regions have been Huetar Caribe with 4,353 cases and la Brunca with 2,228 cases.
Among the most common dengue symptoms are headache, muscle, bone, and joint pain, nausea, vomiting, retro-ocular pain (behind the eyes), and rash.
In the case of Zika and Chicungunya, they have circulated in smaller quantities, registering 120 cases of Zika and 49 of Chicungunya for this year, at the end of epidemiological week 44.
The Ministry of Health reiterates the call to the population not to lower their guard and continue with the elimination of mosquito breeding sites such as tires, buckets, vases, canoes, jars, among others, as well as collaborating with our officials when they visit their homes for fumigation, presenting proper identification.
In addition, it is important to remember measures such as applying mosquito repellent to exposed skin, wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and using mosquito nets.