Via The Costa Rica News: Costa Rican Physicians to Receive Free Training on the Chikungunya Virus. Excerpt:
Physicians will be able to receive free training on the new virus called chikungunya, which has not yet entered to Costa Rica , but is expected to do so at any time.
According to the president of the College of Physicians, Marino Ramirez, the idea is that staff at all health centers will be able to detect people who may have the virus.
“The College of Physicians cannot sit idly by, especially when they serve our members and these cases should have the tools necessary to make a proper diagnosis and provide treatment,” Ramirez said.
Lectures will be given by the Director of Health Surveillance, Mary Ethel Trejos, the advisor of the Pan American Health Organization, Franklin Hernandez and international expert of the Pan American Health Organization, Anabelle Alfaro.
Ramirez also noted that the clinical severity of the disease is such that in the event of an outbreak can cause great social impact work and school absenteeism.