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Costa Rica says it now has lab kits to test for COVID-19 coronavirus
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Costa Rica says it now has lab kits to test for COVID-19 coronavirus

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 26, 2020

The Costa Rican Health Ministry said Wednesday that the country's national reference laboratory has the proper equipment necessary to test for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has…

Second person this year contracts amebic meningitis after visiting Costa Rican hot springs
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Costa Rica
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Second person this year contracts amebic meningitis after visiting Costa Rican hot springs

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 15, 2020

A 4-year-old has been hospitalized after contracting amebic meningitis, a potentially deadly infection caused by the  Naegleria fowleri amoeba, in the second such case reported in Costa Rica this year.…

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