Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Dengue Fears Prompt Cancellation of Limón Fête

October 3, 2008

For the second year in a row, the annual October carnival in Limón on the Caribbean coast has been canceled due to fears of dengue fever, according to the Public Health Ministry.

Health Minister María Luisa Avila told the Costa Rican daily La Nación that the city’s growing trash problem poses too great a risk of an outbreak.

The city’s trash must be hauled to a dumping ground 100 km away, and the result is a backup of rubbish in the streets.

The trash, which would multiply with the influx of people to the carnival, attracts mosquitoes.

Last year, Avila cancelled the carnival after more than 2,000 cases of dengue plagued the Limón province in under a year (TT, July 27, 2007).

 

You may be interested

Costa Rica’s rising coronavirus numbers aren’t simply due to more testing
Costa Rica
21206 views
Costa Rica
21206 views

Costa Rica’s rising coronavirus numbers aren’t simply due to more testing

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 7, 2020

Costa Rica has averaged 251 new coronavirus cases daily over the last 10 days, by far its largest increase during…

Costa Rica coronavirus data for July 7, 2020
Costa Rica
21203 views
Costa Rica
21203 views

Costa Rica coronavirus data for July 7, 2020

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 7, 2020

Costa Rica confirmed 245 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 5,486 cumulative known cases, the Health…

United Airlines increases Costa Rica repatriation flights, including from Liberia International Airport
Costa Rica
1220 views
Costa Rica
1220 views

United Airlines increases Costa Rica repatriation flights, including from Liberia International Airport

The Tico Times - July 7, 2020

The United States Embassy has coordinated with United Airlines and Spirit Airlines to offer repatriation flights from Costa Rica throughout…