More dengue in Costa Rica

This week, there were 500 new cases of dengue fever nationwide. This makes the total for the year approximately 17,000 infected people. The most affected areas include Atenas and Quepos.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities.

All travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.