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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Is the US playing with "mosquito ninjas" again?

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Costa Rica reported an alarming increase of 5,000 cases of dengue during the last week, confirms today the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS).

According to official data, this Central American nation went from accounting for 16 200 people affected until last week to register at this time a total of 21,200 infected.

The authorities acknowledged their concern, as the number of people affected this time than the statistics from previous years and could continue to increase with the arrival of the rainy season.

In Costa Rica circulating types 1, 2 and 3 of the dengue virus, transmitted by the aedes aegypti mosquito, whose bite produces a high fever, bone pain and loss of body fluids without treatment can result in death

Costa Rica remain alert to the proximity of the disease dengue type 4, which has already been reported in other countries in the region such as Nicaragua and Honduras.

This type of dengue has not yet been registered in Costa Rica, so it is feared that the Costa Rican population has high susceptibility to infection, especially for those who already suffered from the dengue type 1, 2 and 3.

So far the largest number of affected patients in Costa Rica around 20 and 40, while located in the Region Chorotega, Central Pacific, Huetar Atlantic and in the central part of the territory.

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