Volunteers of the Cruz Roja took to the streets of central Pacific communities last weekend to spread the word about dengue.
Crews were assigned to Parrita, Garabito, Barranca, Orotina and Aguirre to carry the message that homes should be free of space for the dengue mosquito.
The project is continuing for additional weekends, the Cruz Roja said. The rescue agency is suggesting that families team up to root out the breeding places of the Aedes aegypti, which carries the dengue. They also made some obvious suggestions like changing the water in the bowls of pets and farm animals each day. That prevents the breeding of the mosquito larvae.