Costa Rica News – I have a feeling that the upcoming surf tournament in Jaco is going to be moved to Hermosa, it is just a feeling that I have.
62% of Zika cases in Costa Rica are from Garabito, Puntarenas. The virus has sickened over 100 people. The Ministry of Health treated 1.5 million active breeding sites for mosquitoes that were transmitting the disease.
A second major outbreak is affecting Parrita, Puntarenas.
The disease can cause microcephaly in infants and Guillain-Barre syndrome, a syndrome that paralyzes muscles.
Of the 107 affected, 46 are male, 61 women, the average age of the affected is 17 years with the extremes being three years and 74 years. There are also 7,711 dengue patients and 1,483 chikungunya patients this year.
Health authorities repeatedly ask the public to eliminate breeding sites. They also are distributing mosquito nets and insect repellent to pregnant women.
An estimated 27,000 pregnant women in the 31 cantons affected by the emergency will benefit from this.