Life & Health

Ministry of Health Confirmed Two Cases of Zika in Playa Guiones

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On July 20, Zinnia Cordero, director of the Nicoya Health Area, confirmed to The Voice of Guanacaste that there are two cases of Zika in the district of Nosara, specifically in Guiones Beach.

The patients are two Costa Rican men in their 30s approximately, who live in Guiones Beach.

According to Sonia Campos, coordinator of the Health Ministry Surveillance process, the Ministry of Health has already eliminated breeding grounds within a 100-meter radius of the affected area. In other words, the place has already been blocked off.



According to the Ministry of Health report updated on July 13, there are 168 confirmed cases of Zika in Costa Rica. There are 10 in Santa Cruz, six in Carrillo, one in Abangares, two in Liberia, one in Hojancha, one in La Cruz and seven in Nicoya, in addition to the two new cases in Nosara.

Campos affirmed that they plan to fumigate Garza, Guiones and Pelada next week.

Since the beginning of this year, the Ministry moved health surveillance and vector control staff to Nosara to provide emergency response to the district.

The Ministry of Health recommends that people eliminate breeding sites, clean rain gutters, use repellent and put screens on the windows and doors of houses.