Costa Rica reports rise in dengue cases in epi week 7


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According to the data of the Health Surveillance Directorate, in the seventh epidemic week, covering from February 12 to 18, 2023, an increase in dengue cases was reported by 42% compared to the same week in 2022, a total of 581 cases. in 2023 and 336 for 2022.

Dengue fever cases recorded this year were concentrated in the Huetar Caribbean region with 167 cases, followed by the Middle East region with 109 cases, and the North Central region with 67 cases. It is important to note that as of March 6, 2023, a total of six cases of dengue serotype four have been recorded.

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Currently, during this year, the prevalence of dengue serotypes I, II and IV has been detected in the country. For this reason, the Ministry of Health requires residents to clean and empty the containers in which they store water for domestic use and to check and clean canoes and all black plastic in their yards. , as well as placing unused tires indoors or transporting them to their collection sites. Likewise, we urge you to cooperate with our officials at the time they visit your homes for fumigation, and to provide proper identification.

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