New Cases of Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue detected, with Garabito continues to be the most affected canton by the Zika virus
New Cases of Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue detected, with Garabito continues to be the most affected canton by the Zika virus

(QCostarica) The weekly newsletter from the Vector Control Directorate of the Ministry of Health (Dirección de Control de Vectores del Ministerio de Salud) reports that 52 new cases of Zika have been detected in the past week.

According to figures by Health it shows that since the beginning of the year there have been a total of 255 confirmed cases of Zika, 17 of them imported, and an addition 816 suspected cases, which have been ruled out.

Out of the 238 autochthonous cases, 146 are women – 15 of them pregnant (5 in the past week) – and 92 males; the average age is 26, the youngest infected is one-year-old, and the eldest is 74-years-old, says the report.

The most affected affected by the Zika virus remains Garabito (Jaco, Hermosa and Herradura), with 106 registered cases. The other areas most affected by the Zika are also in the Pacific: Quepos, with 20 cases); Parrita with 12 cases (both are south of Garabito); and, Santa Cruz, in Guanacaste, with 14.

The report also shows that so far this year, 1.647 cases of Chikungunya have been detected and 10.210 Dengue cases were reported, an incidence rate of 211 per 100,000 inhabitants.