This week the record for the number of people affected with Dengue hit a new record, surpassing the record on 2005.

THe Ministerio de Salud (Health Ministry) reports 38.497 cases so far this year, more than the high record of 37.214 cases set in 2005.

María Ethel Trejos, Director of Health Surveillance, said the good news in the nine helath regions in which the country is divided, cases continue to increase only in the Brunca and Chorotega regions, while in the remaining seven regions the number of infected began to drop last week.

Trejos said that Santa Cruz and Liberia, in the province of Guanacaste (in the Chorotega region) and in Golfito and Perez Zeledon (part of the Brunca region) cases continue to increase.

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