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Zika alert: Costa Rica increases surveillance of travelers entering the country
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Zika alert: Costa Rica increases surveillance of travelers entering the country

L. Arias - January 28, 2016

Following the confirmation of the first case of a Tico infected with the rapidly spreading Zika virus, Costa Rica Health Ministry officials on Wednesday announced new steps to boost surveillance at all…

Costa Rican health officials report first cases this year of chikungunya virus in Jacó, Garabito
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Chikungunya blues
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Costa Rican health officials report first cases this year of chikungunya virus in Jacó, Garabito

L. Arias - July 25, 2015

Health Ministry officials this week reported that so far this year a total of 142 people have contracted the chikungunya virus in Costa Rica, among them the…

Zika who? Costa Rica on alert following first confirmed cases of the virus in the Americas
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Health
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Zika who? Costa Rica on alert following first confirmed cases of the virus in the Americas

L. Arias - June 5, 2015

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an epidemiological alert on the potential spread on the continent of the mosquito-borne viral disease Zika, which is similar to dengue and…

Costa Rica reports fewer cases of dengue this year
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Dengue
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Costa Rica reports fewer cases of dengue this year

L. Arias - June 4, 2015

The number of dengue cases in the first five months of this year in Costa Rica dropped by 50.4 percent compared with figures from last year, the Health Ministry reported. From Jan. 1…

Health officials report 106 cases of chikungunya in Costa Rica
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Chikungunya blues
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Health officials report 106 cases of chikungunya in Costa Rica

L. Arias - January 19, 2015

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry on Monday reported that 106 people have been infected with chikungunya. Of those, 70 contracted the virus in the country. The ministry's Health Surveillance Unit Director…

Double jeopardy: Costa Rica’s Health Ministry reports 2 people were infected with both dengue and chikungunya
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Chikungunya blues
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Double jeopardy: Costa Rica’s Health Ministry reports 2 people were infected with both dengue and chikungunya

L. Arias - December 19, 2014

Coming down with dengue or chikungunya is a feverish nightmare. Now imagine having both viruses at the same time. That's what happened to two residents of the…

Costa Rica registers 2 new cases of chikungunya virus, bringing total number to 47
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Chikungunya blues
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Costa Rica registers 2 new cases of chikungunya virus, bringing total number to 47

L. Arias - December 14, 2014

Costa Rican Health Ministry officials on Thursday confirmed two more cases of the chikungunya virus. Both were reported in the central Pacific community of Jacó, bringing the…

Tourism sector, Traffic Police launch campaign to prevent spread of dengue and chikungunya
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Chikungunya blues
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Tourism sector, Traffic Police launch campaign to prevent spread of dengue and chikungunya

L. Arias - September 18, 2014

Employees at 345 hotels across Costa Rica are conducting cleaning campaigns in their communities to eliminate potential breeding sites for mosquitoes that transmit the dengue and chikungunya viruses. The goal…

Costa Rican health officials seek preventive alert for chikungunya virus
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Chikungunya blues
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Costa Rican health officials seek preventive alert for chikungunya virus

L. Arias - August 5, 2014

Health Ministry officials will ask the National Emergency Commission (CNE) to issue a "green alert" to draw attention to the spread of chikungunya after 13 patients tested positive for the virus in…

Health officials testing first two cases of Ticos who could have the chikungunya virus
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Chikungunya blues
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Health officials testing first two cases of Ticos who could have the chikungunya virus

L. Arias - July 13, 2014

Health officials are analyzing blood samples from a 17-year-old man and 30-year-old woman who could become the first two cases of Costa Ricans to test positive for…

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