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January 10th, 2006
Me neither! However thanks to alert reader Julie Becker, I now know we have another nasty thing available in Costa Rica.
A. Chagas Disease does exist here, but
B. You’re going to have to live in some pretty nasty places to get it!
Your chances of catching Chagas disease are truly remote unless you’re into living adobe style.
Because it is pretty near impossible for the average person to get Chagas, I almost decided against adding it to RCR. In fact, unless you’re a Peace Corp volunteer or living with the indigenous people of CR, you’re pretty safe. Still, as I want our section on Disease in Costa Rica to be as complete as possible, I have added Chagas to the list of things that can be a downer while visiting or living here, including all, and probably more than you ever wanted to know about this disease.
Those of you who prefer a somewhat higher standard of accommodations, well you can pretty much ignore this whole post.Filed under Costa Rica, Health & Education, Life in Costa Rica, Travel | Comments (2)