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Costa Rica reports fewer cases of dengue this year
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Costa Rica reports fewer cases of dengue this year

L. Arias - June 4, 2015

The number of dengue cases in the first five months of this year in Costa Rica dropped by 50.4 percent compared with figures from last year, the Health Ministry reported. From Jan. 1…

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

Mosquito-borne dengue targeted by antibody with hope for vaccine
Dengue
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Dengue
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Mosquito-borne dengue targeted by antibody with hope for vaccine

Oliver Staley | Bloomberg - December 15, 2014

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…

The drought’s silver lining: less dengue
Dengue
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Dengue
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The drought’s silver lining: less dengue

The Tico Times - October 15, 2014

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…

‘Vaccinated’ mosquitoes released in Rio to combat dengue
Dengue
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Dengue
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‘Vaccinated’ mosquitoes released in Rio to combat dengue

AFP - October 3, 2014

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…

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

The Tico Times - July 23, 2014

A French pharmaceutical company announced that its dengue fever vaccine had successful results in its first study on a large population. The results were reported in the…

Dengue cases quintupled in one decade in Latin America
Dengue
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Dengue
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Dengue cases quintupled in one decade in Latin America

AFP - May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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…

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

Corey Kane - September 27, 2013

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 reached 38,497. The…