Do I Need to Be Worried About Mosquitoes in Costa Rica?

Do I Need to Be Worried About Mosquitoes in Costa Rica?

The short answer is....maybe. Here's what you should know.

There are three main mosquito-borne illnesses you need to think about in Costa Rica.  These are: - Zika - Dengue, - Chikungunya

Zika can cause birth defects in pregnant women.

Zika Virus Overview

A lot of people infected with Zika show almost no symptoms. Some mild symptoms are conjunctivitis, fever, rash, muscle pain, headache or joint pain.

Zika Virus Symptoms

Dengue is a huge health concern in Costa Rica and something you should be concerned about.

Dengue Fever Overview

sudden onset high fever, severe headache, muscle and joint pain, and a characteristic skin rash, nausea, vomiting, and mild bleeding (such as nosebleeds or gum bleeding).

Dengue Fever Symptoms

Chikungunya can cause significant discomfort and impact daily life.

Chikungunya Overview

Severe joint pain, often affecting multiple joints and lasting for weeks to months, high fever, headache, muscle pain, rash, and fatigue.

Chikungunya Overview

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