The Ministry of Health has confirmed 4 cases of malaria in the country, specifically in Pacuare and Villa del Mar, both located in Limón.

The director of Health Surveillance, Rodrigo Marín, through a press release, indicated that “these 4 cases are related to two Costa Ricans who returned from a South American country where there is malaria transmission and later traveled to the city of Limón.”

According to the health authorities, it is 3 men and a woman between the ages of 25 and 48. In addition, Health officials report that patients remain out of danger and in the Tony Facio Hospital in the province of Limón.

They also announced that the Ministry of Health together with the Costa Rican Social Security Fund maintain the necessary measures, including massive fumigations throughout the sector where there is malaria with the aim to avoid more cases in the province.