Dengue cases in the country increase. Perez Zeledón especially affected.

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Dengue cases are on the rise nationwide, however, the situation in the canton of Pérez Zeledón is even more critical due to what the Health authorities declared an outbreak of dengue in the area.

At epidemiological week number 21 (from May 17 to 23), 450 cases were registered in the Brunca Region, of which 215 correspond specifically to the canton of Pérez Zeledón.

Nationwide, 2,689 cases are counted, which represents almost three times more than the 920 cases that were registered on the same date in 2019.

The Brunca Region has invested about 80 million colones from January to April 2020 for vector control, both in human and material resources, however, it reiterates to the population the individual responsibility in:

  • Eliminate hatcheries such as tires, containers, buckets, animal waterers and black plastics.
  • Apply mosquito repellent to exposed skin.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
  • Using mosquito nets

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