Case Study – Health sector COSTA RICA. National Meteorological Institute Ministry of Environment and Energy Magda Campos Barrantes Paraguay - August, 2006. First National Communication Forestry sector Agriculture sector Water resources Coastal Zones Second National Communication
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National Meteorological Institute
Ministry of Environment and Energy
Magda Campos Barrantes
Paraguay - August, 2006
Second National Communication
Health sectorNational Communications
In agreement with specialists, “Aedes aegipty”, only developed in hot zones (hot climates). Nevertheless in Costa Rica it has evolved and extended its borders.
One of the diseases of the most epidemiological importance that is associated with rats is the Hantavirus. An increase of rodents puts the health of many communities at risk, mainly rural areas.
The population fluctuations of the cane rat (Sigmodon hispidus) in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, is directly associated with climate variability.
The phases of ENOS can be important for the prediction of rat plagues and therefore a valuable component of early warning systems in the health sector.
Relation between rat population (percentage anomaly) and annual precipitation (anomaly in mm). Cañas, Guanacaste. Costa Rica
…with high precipitation - high population of rats. This occurrence has is more likely to occur during La Niña events.