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Health officials report 106 cases of chikungunya in Costa Rica
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Health officials report 106 cases of chikungunya in Costa Rica

L. Arias - January 19, 2015

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry on Monday reported that 106 people have been infected with chikungunya. Of those, 70 contracted the virus in the country. The ministry's Health Surveillance Unit Director…

Double jeopardy: Costa Rica’s Health Ministry reports 2 people were infected with both dengue and chikungunya
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Chikungunya blues
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Double jeopardy: Costa Rica’s Health Ministry reports 2 people were infected with both dengue and chikungunya

L. Arias - December 19, 2014

Coming down with dengue or chikungunya is a feverish nightmare. Now imagine having both viruses at the same time. That's what happened to two residents of the…

Costa Rica registers 2 new cases of chikungunya virus, bringing total number to 47
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Chikungunya blues
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Costa Rica registers 2 new cases of chikungunya virus, bringing total number to 47

L. Arias - December 14, 2014

Costa Rican Health Ministry officials on Thursday confirmed two more cases of the chikungunya virus. Both were reported in the central Pacific community of Jacó, bringing the…

Health Ministry confirms first locally transmitted case of chikungunya virus
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Health Ministry confirms first locally transmitted case of chikungunya virus

Zach Dyer - October 20, 2014

Over the weekend, the Public Health Ministry confirmed the first local case of the chikungunya virus in the Pacific coastal town of Parrita. This marks the first time…

Tourism sector, Traffic Police launch campaign to prevent spread of dengue and chikungunya
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Chikungunya blues
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Tourism sector, Traffic Police launch campaign to prevent spread of dengue and chikungunya

L. Arias - September 18, 2014

Employees at 345 hotels across Costa Rica are conducting cleaning campaigns in their communities to eliminate potential breeding sites for mosquitoes that transmit the dengue and chikungunya viruses. The goal…

Number of chikungunya cases in El Salvador tops 16,000
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Number of chikungunya cases in El Salvador tops 16,000

AFP and The Tico Times - September 15, 2014

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – At least 16,000 patient have contracted the chikungunya virus in El Salvador, prompting health officials in the Central American country to step…

Costa Rican health officials seek preventive alert for chikungunya virus
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Chikungunya blues
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Costa Rican health officials seek preventive alert for chikungunya virus

L. Arias - August 5, 2014

Health Ministry officials will ask the National Emergency Commission (CNE) to issue a "green alert" to draw attention to the spread of chikungunya after 13 patients tested positive for the virus in…

Health officials testing first two cases of Ticos who could have the chikungunya virus
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Chikungunya blues
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Health officials testing first two cases of Ticos who could have the chikungunya virus

L. Arias - July 13, 2014

Health officials are analyzing blood samples from a 17-year-old man and 30-year-old woman who could become the first two cases of Costa Ricans to test positive for…

Costa Rica Health Ministry confirms first case of chikungunya virus
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Chikungunya blues
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Costa Rica Health Ministry confirms first case of chikungunya virus

L. Arias - July 4, 2014

Health Vice Minister María Esther Anchía on Friday confirmed that a French tourist is officially the first patient to test positive for the chikungunya virus in Costa Rica. The…

Not chikungunya, say Costa Rica health officials
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Chikungunya blues
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Not chikungunya, say Costa Rica health officials

L. Arias - June 9, 2014

Two patients were discharged this week from local hospitals after the Health Ministry said lab tests for the chikungunya virus were negative.  The first patient, a 3-year-old…

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