Since the beginning of the year, the Costa Rican Ministry of Health has reported 256 cases of malaria. The trend has been increasing for 5 years. The three regions with the most cases are Huetar Norte with 226 cases, Huetar Caribe with 22 cases and Central Pacific with 8 cases.
Protect yourself optimally around the clock (24/7) against mosquito bites (see factsheet mosquito and tick bite protection
): at dusk and at night against malaria, during the day against dengue and other arboviruses.
In case of fever > 37.5°C: consult a doctor or go to a clinic immediately and take a blood test for malaria (see also factsheet Malaria