Vaccine against dengue virus is 100 percent effective: study
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Chikungunya
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Vaccine against dengue virus is 100 percent effective: study

Kerry Sheridan | AFP - March 16, 2016

MIAMI -- An experimental vaccine against dengue, the world's most common mosquito-borne virus, was 100 percent effective in early trials and could speed up the pace of…

Costa Rica confirms 2 more cases of Zika virus
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica confirms 2 more cases of Zika virus

L. Arias - March 11, 2016

Costa Rican health officials this week reported the two latest confirmed cases of Zika virus, contracted by a man and woman who recently traveled to Nicaragua. They bring the…

Experiments show link between Zika and fetal brain damage
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Health
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Experiments show link between Zika and fetal brain damage

Marlowe Hood | AFP - March 4, 2016

PARIS -- Scientists said Friday they had found the first evidence of a biological link between the Zika virus sweeping Latin America and microcephaly, a severe deformation of…

Public sector employees to have all Holy Week off
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Public sector employees to have all Holy Week off

L. Arias - March 3, 2016

The Labor Ministry will send most of the 300,000 public sector employees home for Easter Holy Week, Mar. 21-27, in order to promote domestic tourism during the…

US details cases of 9 pregnant women with Zika virus
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Environment and Wildlife
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US details cases of 9 pregnant women with Zika virus

Kerry Sheridan | AFP - February 26, 2016

MIAMI -- U.S. health authorities Friday described the cases of nine pregnant women who contracted the Zika virus while traveling, two of whom chose abortion and one…

Costa Rica decrees emergency to prevent spread of Zika, other mosquito-borne viruses
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Costa Rica decrees emergency to prevent spread of Zika, other mosquito-borne viruses

L. Arias - February 26, 2016

The spread of mosquito-borne diseases throughout Costa Rica prompted officials to declare a state of emergency Thursday for 31 cantons located in all seven provinces. The executive decree follows recent confirmation of…

Zika crisis to get ‘worse before it gets better,’ WHO says
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Brazil
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Zika crisis to get ‘worse before it gets better,’ WHO says

Sebastian Smith | AFP - February 25, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- The Zika virus, believed to be linked to the serious birth defect microcephaly, presents a "formidable" challenge that will be hard to stamp out,…

Tourism sector seeks to calm fears of Zika virus
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Costa Rica
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Tourism sector seeks to calm fears of Zika virus

L. Arias - February 24, 2016

The day after health authorities announced Costa Rica's first two locally-transmitted cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, tourism officials held an emergency meeting to talk about how…

Obama seeks $1.9 billion to combat spread of Zika virus
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Obama seeks $1.9 billion to combat spread of Zika virus

Brady Dennis | The Washington Post - February 23, 2016

See: Costa Rica confirms first two local cases of Zika virus U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday asked Congress to set aside $1.9 billion to respond to the…

Costa Rica confirms first two local cases of Zika virus
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica confirms first two local cases of Zika virus

L. Arias - February 22, 2016

Officials from Costa Rica's Health Ministry on Monday confirmed that two women from the community of Sámara, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, are the first two…

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