Costa Rica News – We are hearing a lot about Zika these days. It is a new epidemic that many are not familiar with.
Check out the website of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund, www.ccss.sa.cr, because they have created a subsite just for information about this disease, which has recorded two cases in Costa Rica so far.
Some of the most important information is that it is spread by mosquito bites and mosquitos breed in areas with stagnant water, such as boats, pet food dishes, potted plants and tires.
Anything that collects water should be overturned regularly.
The CCSS has been making visits throughout the country to inform communities about the disease and prevention. In addition to keeping your surroundings dry, clean dark areas of the house such as closets, use mosquito nets and wear insect repellent.