Following the confirmation that a French family brought measles to Costa Rica, the CCSS and Ministry of Health have taken on the responsibility of tracking their route and alerting those they came in contact with.
So far, 104 people they were in contact with have been vaccinated. Of the 11 Ticos on the plane with them, 10 had already received the protective dose. The final one lives outside the country and his family was contacted and asked to alert him in case he needs the vaccine.
Those in the same hotels as the family were among the notified as well. The tracking will continue for 21 days. If by that time, March 9th, there have been no reported secondary cases then the case will be closed.
The affected family is recuperating well and is still in isolation. Europe had record levels of measles infections last year. 37 deaths were reported. The CCSS is offering vaccines to those aged 15 months to less than 10 years.