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Avoid drinking river or well water, and be careful where you swim. Only enter the water if it looks calm and has been designated as safe by a local or guide.

Mosquito borne illnesses can be a problem in this area. Dengue fever in particular is quite common. Although malaria is not a huge risk, it won't hurt to defend yourself against it. You might want to consider taking medication against it, especially if you planning on going to Costa Rica, where where it is obligatory (as is vaccination against yellow fever). Your best bet is to bring plenty of insect repellent with a high percentage of DEET and use mosquito netting. Mosquitoes aren't the only creatures in the jungle that bite, so keep your feet covered in boots. Most snakes are not venomous, but you don't want to risk getting too close to them.Medical ServicesThere are small puestos de salud in every village but should you become severely ill and in need of more intensive care, head back to Granada.


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By Emma Mueller
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08 Dec 2009

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