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Zika virus total surpasses 100 cases in Costa Rica

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Costa Rica’s tally of confirmed Zika cases exceeded 100 last week, according to the Health Ministry.

The report stated there are 107 confirmed cases of Zika virus, 67 of them in the Central Pacific canton of Garabito where the popular beach destination of Jacó is located.

Of the 107 affected, 46 are men and 61 are women. Patients range from 3 to 74 years old and the average age is 17, the ministry reported. There are five pregnant women with confirmed cases of Zika but lab tests so far do not indicate the presence of microcephaly, a birth defect linked to the virus.

Source: Tico Times