Health reports greater circulation of types 3 and 4 of dengue


The circulation of dengue serotypes 3 and 4 increased during 20223, the Ministry of Health reported in a press release this Wednesday.

As of this November 28, health authorities have confirmed by PCR test, a total of 2,305 cases of dengue, of which a predominance of circulation of the serotypes known as DENV3 and DENV4, above the serotypes of typical circulation in our territory DENV 1 AND DENV2.

It should be remembered that both types of dengue were reported last year, for the first time in 22 years.

The Epidemiological Surveillance Directorate reported that for the week that spanned from November 20 to 26, the country was already registering 24,941 cases of this disease.

Given the figures currently presented, the authorities ask the population to apply measures to prevent the spread of the disease with breeding sites for the transmitting mosquito.

“The Ministry of Health calls on the population to constantly clean and empty the containers in which water is stored for domestic use, check and clean canoes and all black plastic in the yards of homes, as well as put tires disused indoors or take them to the respective collection sites,” they noted.

They also urged collaborate with officials who are currently visiting houses in different communities to carry out fumigation. They recalled that these are duly identified with the institutional badge.

According to the governing body’s numbers, the regions with the highest number of dengue cases recorded this year are: the region Huetar Caribe with 6,055 cases; followed by the Central North with 5,592 cases; and Chorotega with 3,819 cases.

Likewise, the priority cantons in cases of dengue in 2023 are: Puntarenas with a report of 2,300 cases; Alajuela with 2,134; Sarapiquí with 1,617; Siquirres with 1,591; Pococí with 1,535 and San Carlos with 1,376 cases.

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