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More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are overweight or obese: Ministry of Health
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More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are overweight or obese: Ministry of Health

The Tico Times - February 5, 2020

More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are considered overweight or obese, according to a study released by the Ministry of Health. The results are part…

Still no suspected cases of coronavirus in Costa Rica, Health Ministry says
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Costa Rica
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Still no suspected cases of coronavirus in Costa Rica, Health Ministry says

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 3, 2020

Costa Rica still does not have any suspected cases of the novel coronavirus, the Health Ministry said Monday in a press conference. Daniel Salas, the Minister of…

Ministry of Health supporting initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in public spaces
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Costa Rica
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Ministry of Health supporting initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in public spaces

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - January 30, 2020

The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, on Tuesday endorsed an initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in Costa Rica's public spaces. According to the Minister,…

No suspected cases of coronavirus in Costa Rica, Health Ministry says
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Costa Rica
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No suspected cases of coronavirus in Costa Rica, Health Ministry says

The Tico Times - January 28, 2020

Costa Rica does not have any suspected cases of coronavirus, the Health Ministry said Monday. The Health Ministry has issued protocols for public and private health centers…

15-year-old dies of amebic meningitis after visiting Costa Rican hot springs
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Costa Rica
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15-year-old dies of amebic meningitis after visiting Costa Rican hot springs

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 28, 2020

A 15-year-old has died in Costa Rica of amebic meningitis after contracting the rare infection at a hot spring, the Health Ministry said Monday. The Health Ministry…

Hospital México to double its surgical capacity with addition of new tower
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Costa Rica
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Hospital México to double its surgical capacity with addition of new tower

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 14, 2020

Hospital México, among the most important public health resources in Costa Rica, will double its surgical capacity by next year, according to Casa Presidencial. The hospital, located…

Costa Rica remains under sanitary alert due to respiratory illnesses
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica remains under sanitary alert due to respiratory illnesses

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 2, 2019

Costa Rica remains under a sanitary alert due to higher-than-expected cases of respiratory illnesses, the Health Ministry says. The organization, which first issued the bulletin in June,…

Health Ministry calls for awareness, compliance following agrochemical poisonings
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Health Ministry calls for awareness, compliance following agrochemical poisonings

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 10, 2019

Costa Rica's Health Ministry on Tuesday released a statement to "reiterate the prohibition of use of industrial herbicides in spaces of human coexistence." The news comes two…

Costa Rica reports more deaths from tainted alcohol; dengue cases on the rise
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica reports more deaths from tainted alcohol; dengue cases on the rise

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 6, 2019

Two more people died last week due to methanol poisoning, Costa Rica's Health Ministry reported. The deaths, which occurred in Santa Bárbara de Heredia and Santa Cruz…

Updates: Health Ministry suspects 19 deaths due to adulterated alcohol
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Costa Rica
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Updates: Health Ministry suspects 19 deaths due to adulterated alcohol

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 19, 2019

Costa Rica's Health Ministry last week issued an alert over liquor that has been sold to the public containing deadly amounts of methanol. Friday, the Health Ministry…

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