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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.

Costa Rica steps up safety measures ahead of World Surfing Games in Jacó

National and local officials in the Central Pacific canton of Garabito are stepping up measures to ensure the World Surfing Games that will take place in Jacó beach Aug. 6 - 14 is a safe, healthy, scam-free success for the country.

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.

Birth defects in Latin America spark Zika virus panic

Some Latin American countries are warning women to avoid getting pregnant, after thousands of cases of birth defects linked to the disease in recent months.

Florida reports first three Zika virus cases

Three cases of Zika virus, Florida's first, were recorded in people who had recently traveled in Latin America, health authorities said Wednesday.

Zika virus: US issues travel warning for pregnant women

The United States warned pregnant women Friday to avoid travel to 14 countries and territories in the Caribbean and Latin America due to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects.
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