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Costa Rican begins influenza vaccination campaign
Costa Rica
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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
Global health
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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
Costa Rica
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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
Costa Rica
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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
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
Costa Rica
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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…

Troubling increase of cancer in Latin America
Health
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Health
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Troubling increase of cancer in Latin America

Ana Paula Pedrosa / AFP - January 29, 2019

Most recent global data indicate that the number of cases and deaths caused by the disease will grow in the region in a faster pace than the…

Prison sentence for abortion in El Salvador draws attention to Central American laws
Health
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Health
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Prison sentence for abortion in El Salvador draws attention to Central American laws

Julia Ríos / AFP - February 19, 2018

The recent liberation of Salvadoran woman Teodora Vásquez after 11 years of prison for having an abortion has drawn increased attention to the dramatic situation faced by…

UN official cites violence against Latin women in spread of HIV
Health
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Health
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UN official cites violence against Latin women in spread of HIV

Marco Sibaja / AFP - November 24, 2017

The virus that causes AIDS is continues to spread among women and the gay community in Latin America, due largely to the violence and discrimination that afflict…

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