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You are unlikely to encounter any serious diseases in Costa Rica. Sanitary standards are high and the health system is excellent. During the past two wet seasons there have been several outbreaks of the mosquito-borne disease dengue but so far there have been no reported cases of the more serious hemorrhaging dengue.

No vaccinations are required to enter Costa Rica as epidemic diseases have been all but eradicated throughout the country. However, if you are a blood donator in the U.S., you may have a problem donating if you have traveled in some areas of Costa Rica as a World Wide health precaution. And there is NO Swine Flu scare in Costa Rica

Several private hospitals and clients in San Jose offer emergency medical services to foreigners are reasonable prices.  In most rural and urban areas, in case of medical emergency, the local red cross has ambulances ready to transport patients to hospital.  These ambulance do not charge for their service.  The 911 telephone emergency system has been operating for a while and works fine in case of emergency. One can rent a cell phone for their vacation at reasonable rates just to be safe.

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Costa Rica is well known throughout the world for high quality, low cost health care and increasing and effective procedures like cosmetic plastic surgery or life saving operations like bypass and heart transplants ...  its health care system has well-equipped modern clinics and hospitals, and medical personnel trained in the finest international teaching centers -- provides excellent medical service to citizens and foreigners alike.

Fitness has also been on the uprise. Numerous health centers, spas and gyms are opening up that offer personal trainers and beauty products. Most of the major hotels now have gyms. And they are getting known for their Wellness, Alternative Medicine and Recovery Clinics

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