A dengue outbreak is sweeping the Sarapiquí canton, where the number of infected people has gone from 50 to 138 in four weeks. In this group, seven patients are currently hospitalized at the Hospital San Vicente de Paul Heredia.
“I collect hatcheries. Pretty soon we’ll start spraying in the most affected, “said Araya.
He added that they will coordinate with the City of Sarapiqui, including local authorities, to strengthen the prevention of infections.
By June 9, when the last report, the Ministry of Health recorded a total of 1,726 cases of dengue across the country.
The most affected region is the province of Limón, which accounts for 63% of the total infected.
In fact, county records Limon Guácimo 1has had 1,048 cases of the 1,726 this year.
On cases of DHF, Health records only three were affected, from January to date.
The Ministry of Health and promoted campaigns to collect tires and other debris in the provinces of Limon, Puntarenas and Guanacaste.
“We are emphasizing the elimination of breeding sites (the mosquito Aedes aegypti ) to reduce significantly the number of cases, “said Health Minister Daysi Corrales, on a recent visit to Limon.
The recommendation to eliminate breeding sites is vital because there are still the highest rainfall months: September and October.
Some symptoms of dengue are fever and headaches.