Costa Rica News – The holidays are coming up and that means many of us will be traveling. With more people out and about and more of a mess everywhere with people throwing garbage and leaving drinks all over at fairgrounds, the risk of mosquito-borne illnesses increases.
Other cases found in the country are thought to have been caught in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Panama.
The good news is that the threat of the virus can be significantly decreased by following the same precautions we had last year for Dengue. These include frequently emptying anything inside or outside that collects water.
If you have body or joint pain or a fever see a doctor to rule out Dengue and Chikungunya. A suspected mixed outbreak in the Santa Cruz region is being studied.
Because tourists and locals are moving around a lot during this season it can spread quickly so make sure to keep your home free from accumulated water where mosquitoes can lay eggs.