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Monkeypox symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and vaccines

The World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global health emergency at the weekend, as calls grow for swift action to stop the spread of...

Monkeypox: From beginnings in Africa to global spread

As monkeypox infections jump around the world, prompting a scramble for vaccines, lets looks at how the disease has spread since first appearing in...

Costa Rica confirms first case of monkeypox

The Ministry of Health confirmed today the first case of simian smallpox, a 34-year-old man from the United States who has resided in Costa...

USA donates Covid-19 equipment and supplies to Costa Rica

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) donated laboratory supplies, genomic surveillance reagents, computers, and personal protective equipment to Costa Rica. This donation...

Monkeypox: Costa Rica has supplies for real-time diagnosis

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) provided Costa Rica with a donation that allows real-time detection of monkeypox genetic material in different...

Monkeypox vaccine maker Bavarian Nordic ready to meet demand

As the lone laboratory manufacturing a licensed vaccine against monkeypox, Danish company Bavarian Nordic has seen its order book fill up as the usually...
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Guatemala Issues Historic Apology for Black Market Adoptions

Guatemala's president on Friday offered an official apology to one of the many families whose children were taken away and adopted abroad in a...

Central American Countries Declare Emergency as Dengue Deaths Rise

A hundred people have died this year from a dengue outbreak in Central America, where the most affected country is Guatemala, with half of...

Maritime Patrols Intensify as Panama Tightens Border Control

Panama reinforced maritime surveillance on Thursday, after closing some passages in the Darién jungle to control the arrival of migrants traveling to the United...