• Squaremouth travel insurance button 468x106
  • Tico Travel Surfing
  • Costa Rica Real Estate

Costa Rican health officials confirm eight deaths from AH1N1 virus

February 24, 2015

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed the eighth death this year from the AH1N1 influenza virus.

The latest cases were patients at Hospital México in the capital who died this week after suffering respiratory complications caused by the virus.

The first victim, a 33-year-old woman from the south-central Pacific port of Quepos, died on Monday. On Tuesday, a 58-year-old woman died at the same hospital.

According to Health Ministry records, another 19 people have died in the country this year from other respiratory viruses.

The San Juan de Dios Hospital, also in the capital, currently has four patients who tested positive for the AH1N1 virus, and two other cases are being tested to confirm the disease. Hospitals outside the capital activated security protocols due to the recent increase in cases.

Respiratory viruses are keeping hospitals busy throughout the country, boosted mainly by the beginning of the rainy season, which in Costa Rica runs from May to November.

Health Ministry officials so far have not ordered the suspension of major public events as occurred in 2009, when for the first time in more than 200 years they cancelled the traditional pilgrimage Ticos make every Aug. 2 to the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles in the province of Cartago, usually attended by more than 1 million Catholics.

You may be interested

Another indigenous man killed in Costa Rica’s southern zone
Costa Rica
27 views
Costa Rica
27 views

Another indigenous man killed in Costa Rica’s southern zone

Vinicio Chacón / Semanario Universidad - February 25, 2020

On Monday night, Jhery Rivera, an indigenous Bröran de Térraba who was involved in one of four land recovery processes…

Costa Rica dismantles a trafficking network of Cuban migrants
Costa Rica
20 views
Costa Rica
20 views

Costa Rica dismantles a trafficking network of Cuban migrants

AFP and The Tico Times - February 25, 2020

Costa Rican authorities dismantled on Tuesday a network dedicated to the trafficking of Cuban migrants entering from Panama and intending…

New app helping anglers and students fish smarter, not harder
Fishing
21 views
Fishing
21 views

New app helping anglers and students fish smarter, not harder

Todd Staley - February 24, 2020

Since man began taking fish from the ocean, they have used natural occurrences and eventually man-made technology to help them…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!