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Costa Rica confirms first two local cases of Zika virus
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Costa Rica confirms first two local cases of Zika virus

L. Arias - February 22, 2016

Officials from Costa Rica's Health Ministry on Monday confirmed that two women from the community of Sámara, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, are the first two…

Dengue, chikungunya cases in Costa Rica up by over 600 percent
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Chikungunya
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Dengue, chikungunya cases in Costa Rica up by over 600 percent

L. Arias - February 22, 2016

Although most of the interest these days is focused on the arrival in the country of the Zika virus, there's been a staggering rise in other -- and in…

Mosquito spreading Zika has long been one of the world’s ‘most efficient killers’
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Chikungunya
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Mosquito spreading Zika has long been one of the world’s ‘most efficient killers’

Brady Dennis | The Washington Post - February 19, 2016

It's one of the most relentless stalkers on Earth, using a tiny, needle-like probe to sip its victims' blood. It dines almost exclusively on humans and never…

World Bank: Zika will cost Latin America $3.5 billion in 2016
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Brazil
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World Bank: Zika will cost Latin America $3.5 billion in 2016

Zach Dyer - February 18, 2016

Economic losses associated with the mosquito-borne Zika virus spreading across Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to total roughly $3.5 billion this year, according to initial estimates from…

With abortion banned in Zika countries, women beg on web for abortion pills
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With abortion banned in Zika countries, women beg on web for abortion pills

Michael E. Miller | The Washington Post - February 18, 2016

The emails arrive at an accelerating pace. Once sporadic, they now come in an incessant stream of 40, 45 or 50 per day. Most are in Spanish…

Commenting on Zika virus, Pope Francis calls abortion ‘a human evil’
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Commenting on Zika virus, Pope Francis calls abortion ‘a human evil’

AFP - February 18, 2016

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis insisted Thursday that abortion was always a crime but hinted that the Church could exceptionally relax its ban on contraception for women at…

Male smokers triple female ones in Costa Rica, study finds
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Business
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Male smokers triple female ones in Costa Rica, study finds

L. Arias - February 17, 2016

Some 9 percent of Costa Rica’s population smokes on a daily basis, meaning some 300,000 people here can be considered regular smokers. That is one of the…

Zika research to be published rapidly and free
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Zika research to be published rapidly and free

Mariëtte Le Roux | AFP - February 10, 2016

PARIS – Top research institutions, funders and publishers said Wednesday they would make all scientific findings on the Zika virus assailing Latin America available speedily and free. A…

Costa Rica prosecutors charge 5 members of alleged organ trafficking ring
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica prosecutors charge 5 members of alleged organ trafficking ring

Zach Dyer - February 9, 2016

More than two years after police made the first arrests in an international organ trafficking case, Costa Rica’s Prosecutor’s Office announced Monday that five people will go on…

Costa Rica boosts measures against Zika, rules out risks for tourists
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica boosts measures against Zika, rules out risks for tourists

L. Arias - February 9, 2016

Officials from several government agencies on Monday said the current situation of Zika virus does not pose a risk for tourists traveling to Costa Rica, and that there is…

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