(QCOSTARICA by Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste.com) Being sick with Dengue, Zika or Chikungunya turns you into a victim of a barrage of advice, remedies and warnings without knowing whether they are urban legends or if they have some sort of medical basis to back them up.

The aedes aegypti mosquito took up residence in the country more than 20 years ago, but the illnesses that it is capable of transmitting continue to surprise us.
The Voice of Guanacaste consulted four doctors and a nutritionist to set the record straight on many of the urban legends that surround the mosquito. They all agreed that eliminating breeding sites is the best way to combat reproduction.

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Original article appeared at Vozdeguanacaste.com. Reposted with permission.


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