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Tobacco use declining in Costa Rica, Health Ministry says
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Tobacco use declining in Costa Rica, Health Ministry says

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 13, 2019

A study of more than 4,000 adults in Costa Rica shows a decrease in the number of people consuming tobacco, the Health Ministry says. The report, conducted…

Costa Rican Caja reports significant delays for surgeries due to strike
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican Caja reports significant delays for surgeries due to strike

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - July 5, 2019

Costa Rica’s Social Security System (CCSS) reported on Thursday that 42.3% of the surgeries scheduled for that day were canceled due to workers’ protests against the economic…

Costa Rica opens doors for in vitro fertilization
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica opens doors for in vitro fertilization

Carlos Andrés Madrigal - June 25, 2019

It took a historic trial and years of discussions for the Costa Rican government to implement measures to ensure access to assisted reproduction methods in public health…

Costa Rican begins influenza vaccination campaign
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican begins influenza vaccination campaign

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - June 11, 2019

Health authorities launched Monday a vaccination campaign against the Influenza A and B viruses. The campaign will last until July 22 and will target people with diabetes,…

WHO, Costa Rica partner to combat snakebite mortality
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Global health
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WHO, Costa Rica partner to combat snakebite mortality

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 27, 2019

At the 72nd Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO), Costa Rica launched a global plan to cut snakebite mortality in half by 2030. The roadmap will…

Cases of microcephaly quadruple in Costa Rica due to Zika
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Costa Rica
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Cases of microcephaly quadruple in Costa Rica due to Zika

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - May 23, 2019

Health authorities reported Wednesday that the births of children with microcephaly in Costa Rica have quadrupled since the appearance of the Zika virus in 2016. According to…

Costa Rica to begin administering HPV vaccine
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica to begin administering HPV vaccine

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 25, 2019

The Social Security System (CCSS) announced Wednesday that Costa Rica will begin administering the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine as part of its basic vaccination schedule. Dr.…

Vaccinating children against measles is ‘an obligation’ for adults in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Vaccinating children against measles is ‘an obligation’ for adults in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 23, 2019

Measles have been reintroduced in Costa Rica this year thanks to two foreign families that vacationed or reside here and were not vaccinated against the virus, the…

Vaso Lleno opens the door, hundreds of stories of sexual abuse pour in
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Costa Rica
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Vaso Lleno opens the door, hundreds of stories of sexual abuse pour in

Alexander Villegas - March 8, 2019

Everything was perfect. Cris Gomar had a good job and was living with friends in Colorado. She was snowboarding and having fun. Then, one day, when she…

French family in Costa Rica that had been quarantined for measles leaves hospital
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Costa Rica
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French family in Costa Rica that had been quarantined for measles leaves hospital

AFP and The Tico Times - March 2, 2019

A French family that had spent more than a week in quarantine in Costa Rica with measles was discharged, although the trio has to remain in the…

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