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Cases of microcephaly quadruple in Costa Rica due to Zika

The Zika virus is transmitted through the bite of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

Health Ministry confirms sixth case of a baby born with Zika virus

During the first 22 weeks of this year there were 175 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus in the country. Of these, 27 are women who contracted the virus during pregnancy.

Costa Rica reports first baby born with Zika-linked microcephaly

Costa Rica's first registered case of a child born with microcephaly related to the mosquito-borne Zika virus was reported by health authorities on Thursday.

World Surfing Games in Jacó: 5 things to know about attending

The ISA World Surfing Games start Saturday at Playa Jacó in Puntarenas. Here's what you need to know for attending the international tournament.

Zika: Tragedy or Opportunity?

In these epidemics, a window of opportunity appears for social change on behalf of women’s right to control their reproductive capacity.

Zika virus total surpasses 100 cases in Costa Rica

The latest report from the Health Ministry released last week states that there are 107 confirmed cases of Zika virus, 67 of them in the Central Pacific canton of Garabito.

Despite Zika virus, Garabito mayor says “no chance” World Surfing Games will be cancelled

Although cases of Zika near Jacó on Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast continue to rise steadily, the mayor of Garabito canton says the upcoming World Surf Games will not be canceled.

Costa Rica’s rainy season brings rise in Zika cases

Costa Rica's Health Ministry reported 19 cases of Zika in the Pacific beach town of Jacó, and 32 cases nationwide.

Tire mosquito trap could boost Zika control

Researchers said Thursday they have found a way to fashion a cheap mosquito trap out of old tires that can collect thousands of eggs that may carry the Zika virus.

Zika declines in some nations

In El Salvador, the number of new Zika cases has fallen from more than 1,000 a week in early January to fewer than 100 per week in March. In Honduras, it's fallen from more than 2,000 cases weekly in early February to fewer than 700 a week.
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