Important Update: Rains in Costa Rica Cause Red Alert

The tropical storm and following rains that have hit the country this week have forced the government to declare national emergency. The Costa Rica National Emergency Commission (Comision Nacional de Emergencias, or CNE) has declared the following areas in red alert: Central Pacific, South Pacific, North Pacific, North Region and Central Valley. The phenomenon, which…

Malaria alert in Costa Rica

A health alert was declared in Costa Rica Wednesday for new cases of malaria-related to travel and immigration to and from Nicaragua, where the disease is much more present. This was announced by the Ministry of Public Health in a statement. The alert will lead to greater surveillance of all potential cases in the country,…