At the beginning of the rainy season in Costa Rica, the Ministry of Health calls on the population to combat the Aedes Aegypti mosquito by eliminating all kinds of hatcheries.
At the epidemiological week number 13 that ended on March 28, the country has 1,760 cases of dengue in total, while at the same date last year there were 542 cases. The regions with the most cases are Huetar Caribe with 590 and Central North with 241 cases.
“We are in a difficult moment where the country is facing COVID-19, but unfortunately the other diseases continue their cycle, that is why we call on the population to help us at home, with the elimination of hatcheries,” said the Dr. Rodrigo Marín Director of Health Surveillance.
Health authorities continue to carry out control and mitigation work, however, the population remains vehemently called to remove from their homes all objects that are possible breeding sites and to continue with the recommended preventive measures, including:
- Eliminate animal nurseries such as tires, containers, buckets and drinkers.
- Apply mosquito repellent to exposed skin.
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
- Using mosquito nets