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Costa Rica decrees emergency to prevent Zica

Monday, February 29, 2016

The spread of mosquito-borne diseases throughout Costa Rica prompted officials to declare a state of emergency Thursday for 31 cantons located in all seven provinces.

The executive decree follows recent confirmation of the first two locally-transmitted cases of Zika virus, as well as a spike in cases of dengue and chikungunya.

Source: Tico Times