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February 1st, 2009
I did a fair amount of work a couple of years ago when researching the various illnesses and health issues common to Costa Rica. I thought I had a pretty good handle on it… then some nice lady sent me an email about Chagas Disease… so I checked that out and added it. Well I guess Chagas was not the end because today, I will introduce you to Angiostrongylus costaricensis, a nasty little parasite that has made sick and sadly killed some very young children. Of the 42 cases treated since 2003, 16 were girls and 26 were boys under the age of 14 years. At serious risk are the youngest… under nine years old.Bugs and Critters, Costa Rica, Food and Eating, Health, Health & Education, Kids in Costa Rica, Life in Costa Rica, Living in Costa Rica, Moving to Costa Rica, Tourism | Comments (3)