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Mosquito-borne dengue targeted by antibody with hope for vaccine

LONDON — Scientists have discovered new antibodies that neutralize viruses that cause dengue, potentially putting a universal vaccine within reach for a mosquito-borne illness that strikes an estimated 400 million people a year.

The drought’s silver lining: less dengue

Central America's recent drought may be causing losses in the country's agriculture sector and the drinking water supply, but the unusually dry rainy season has also meant fewer mosquitoes and a significant drop in the number of cases of dengue in both Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

‘Vaccinated’ mosquitoes released in Rio to combat dengue

RIO DE JANEIRO – Ten thousand mosquitoes immunized against dengue fever have been released in Brazil as part of an innovative attempt to curb the spread of the tropical viral sickness, biologists said Thursday.

Dodging dengue: World’s first dengue vaccine shows promise in mass study

The vaccine proved effective against dengue symptoms in 56.5 percent of those studied and even more effective against the hemorrhagic fever, at 88.5 percent.

Dengue cases quintupled in one decade in Latin America

Cases of dengue have multiplied nearly five times in the last 10 years in Latin America, affecting 2.3 million people in 2013, even though its mortality rate dropped, according to figures released this Thursday by the Pan American Health Organization.

Costa Rica dengue epidemic sets all-time record for calendar year

Costa Rica broke its all-time record for dengue cases after the Health Ministry announced that as of Sep. 21, the number of dengue cases had...
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Norway Declines Costa Rica’s Request for Oil and Gas Exploration Studies

The Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) informed that Norway rejected the government's request to support studies on the exploration and exploitation of oil...

Costa Rica Invests in La Radial de Alajuela to Enhance Tourism and Reduce Traffic

The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT) reopened the road on La Radial de Alajuela. After three months of work and endless traffic...

U.S. and Costa Rica Forge Strategic Alliance in Technology and Telecommunications

Deputy National Security Advisor Neuberger, along with Department of State Ambassador at Large for Cyberspace and Digital Policy Nathaniel C. Fick and U.S. Ambassador...