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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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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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The two things I always tell travelers

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The two things I always tell travelers

Rule #1: Don't get bitten by mosquitoes, ticks or flies. Apply DEET to you skin and Permethrin to you clothing. The combination will give you greater than 99% protection against bites.  Rule #2: Wear your seat belt—IF THERE IS ONE! Motor vehicle crashes — not terrorism, crime, infectious disease or plane travel — are the number one killer of healthy Americans abroad, according to the U.S. State Department. Poor road conditions, undertrained drivers, lack of emergency services, etc. are factors that increase your risk. What makes China, for example, and some other countries, particularly dangerous is how fearful people are...

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