May 10th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) The number of dengue cases in Costa Rica continues to rise. So far this year, the number of cases reported has increased some 258% over the same period last year.
According to Roberto Castro of the Bureau of Health Surveillance, 6,153 cases of dengue have been reported as of April 27th, compared to only 1,717 cases reported by the same date last year.
Castro said that the most significant increases in reported cases were in Garabito, Orotina, and Parrita
So far this year there have been 8 cases of the more dangerous hemorrhagic dengue, which occurred in Liberia, Chomes, Limon, Paquera, Puntarenas, and Heredia, plus two cases in Orotina.
Of the 6,153 dengue cases so far this year, the Central Pacific region tops the list with 1,650 cases.