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Malaria in Costa Rica, CDC alert. Important to prevent insect bites

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Volcano in Costa Rica

News from September 22, 2017 from the CDC:  "What is the current situation?  The Costa Rican Ministry of Health has reported limited local transmission of malaria in Matina Canton in Limón Province, Sarapiquí Canton in Heredia Province, and Pital District in San Carlos Canton in Alajuela Province. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with malaria and spreading it to people. Other than a small outbreak at the end of 2016, this is the first local transmission of malaria in Costa Rica since 2011. Public health authorities are responding to this outbreak by enhancing malaria surveillance, making...

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CDC says the Zika virus linked to more birth defects and is coming farther north.

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CDC says the Zika virus linked to more birth defects and is coming farther north.

The CDC is now saying that the Zika virus has been linked to a broader array of birth defects throughout a longer period of pregnancy, including premature birth and blindness in addition to the smaller brain size caused by microcephaly. The potential geographic range of the mosquitoes transmitting the virus also reaches farther northward, with the Aedes aegypti species present in all or part of 30 states, not just 12. And it can be spread sexually, causing the CDC to update its guidance to couples. How to prevent Zika virus infection.

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TRAVEL INFORMATION YOU MAY NEED

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TRAVEL INFORMATION YOU MAY NEED

  Click here to learn more about Global Rescue Country Information: Foreign Entry Requirements Embassies and Consulates Worldwide State Department Travel Warnings/Consuler Information Sheets HIV Testing Requirements for Foreign Entry CDC Travel Notices CDC Zika Virus Update Dengue Fever, Zika Virus, and Chikungunya Protection Measures Insect Repellents What is DEET What is Permethrin? Why You Need to Apply BOTH DEET & Permethrin. Here's what the U.S. Military does. Currency Information Currencies of the World Currency Exchange Rates International Currency Equivalents for U.S. dollar Currency Converter Directories: AT&T Toll-Free Internet Directory Global Telephone Directories International Dialing Codes International and U.S. Telephone Area Codes International Voltage...

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