French family in Costa Rica that had been quarantined for measles leaves

first_imgRelated posts:Vaccinating children against measles is ‘an obligation’ for adults in Costa Rica Despite Zika virus, Garabito mayor says “no chance” World Surfing Games will be cancelled Following legalization, just 1 clinic signed up to offer IVF Costa Rican experts seek to curb increase in breast cancer cases, deaths A French family that had spent more than a week in quarantine in Costa Rica with measles was discharged, although the trio has to remain in the country, the government agency in charge of public hospitals said Friday.The three French citizens, one of whom was a 5-year-old child, were able to leave the hospital in Puntarenas on Friday, the press office of the Costa Rica Social Security (CCSS) Fund stated. They had been quarantined in the hospital since Feb. 20.“They left hospital and were transferred to a condo where they are currently residing,” CCSS said.The condo is located in Santa Teresa, a beach town in Puntarenas on the Nicoya Peninsula.The family has to remain in Costa Rica until March 6 on doctor’s orders. On that date, they will return to France, the source from the CCSS said.The daily La Nación published images of the messages of thanks the French family had left in the hospital where they spent their quarantine.“Thank you for helping us to carry on smiling,” read one of the two messages that they wrote in Spanish.The three French people, who were not identified by name, entered Costa Rica on Feb. 18 and traveled the following day to Santa Teresa, where the child presented with symptoms of measles.The child had not been vaccinated against the disease, which had been eradicated in Costa Rica since 2006.The parents incubated the measles virus but did not present with symptoms, except for the father, who had “a little fever,” according to the Ministry of Health.The three were able to leave quarantine after it was certain that they had recovered from the illness.Measles is a highly contagious disease that causes foot rashes, itching, red and weepy eyes, coughing, high fever and muscle pain.It can be easily transmitted via drops of saliva that a contagious individual releases through coughing or sneezing.This story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5 % Club. If only 5 percent our readers donated at least $2 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.Support the Tico Times Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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