More than 28 new cases of Zika in the country, now totaling 98

The Ministry of Health issued the weekly news update on the status of zika, dengue and chikungunya in the country. In epidemiological week number 21, eight cases were reported in Nicoya, one in Carrillo, four in Alajuelita, 63 in Garabito, five in Parrita and four in Puntarenas, among other places.

Those infected by the zika virus include seven people in Samara and Nosara, as well as a 9 year old boy in Sardinal, four neighboring the Concepcion de Alajuelita, 63 neighbors of Jacó, five in Parrita, three in Barranca and in Cóbano.

Of these 98 people, 55 patients are women and 43 are men with an average age of 18 years, where the youngest person infected was a three year old and the eldest 74.

Nevertheless, no cases of associated neurological syndromes and microcephaly are reported. So far 487 cases have been ruled out.

There are currently five infected pregnant women, the first being an indigenous case of a 24 year old woman in Samaro. This woman was confirmed with the virus at 25 weeks of pregnancy and the Monsignor Sanabria hospital has taken control of the case

There are eleven imported cases: one of Honduras, three in Colombia, one from the Dominican Republic and 6 from Nicaragua, with a possibility of one more coming from Nicaragua as well.

VIAThe Costa Rica News (TCRN)
SOURCEHayley Thompson
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