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No new cases of Zika in Costa Rica in recent weeks
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Chikungunya
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No new cases of Zika in Costa Rica in recent weeks

L. Arias - March 27, 2016

Health Ministry officials said last week that they have not recorded any new cases of people infected with Zika virus since early March. The number of confirmed cases since the…

Vaccine against dengue virus is 100 percent effective: study
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Chikungunya
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Vaccine against dengue virus is 100 percent effective: study

Kerry Sheridan | AFP - March 16, 2016

MIAMI -- An experimental vaccine against dengue, the world's most common mosquito-borne virus, was 100 percent effective in early trials and could speed up the pace of…

Costa Rica decrees emergency to prevent spread of Zika, other mosquito-borne viruses
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Chikungunya
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Costa Rica decrees emergency to prevent spread of Zika, other mosquito-borne viruses

L. Arias - February 26, 2016

The spread of mosquito-borne diseases throughout Costa Rica prompted officials to declare a state of emergency Thursday for 31 cantons located in all seven provinces. The executive decree follows recent confirmation of…

Dengue, chikungunya cases in Costa Rica up by over 600 percent
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Chikungunya
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Dengue, chikungunya cases in Costa Rica up by over 600 percent

L. Arias - February 22, 2016

Although most of the interest these days is focused on the arrival in the country of the Zika virus, there's been a staggering rise in other -- and in…

Mosquito spreading Zika has long been one of the world’s ‘most efficient killers’
Chikungunya
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Chikungunya
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Mosquito spreading Zika has long been one of the world’s ‘most efficient killers’

Brady Dennis | The Washington Post - February 19, 2016

It's one of the most relentless stalkers on Earth, using a tiny, needle-like probe to sip its victims' blood. It dines almost exclusively on humans and never…

Costa Rica boosts measures against Zika, rules out risks for tourists
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica boosts measures against Zika, rules out risks for tourists

L. Arias - February 9, 2016

Officials from several government agencies on Monday said the current situation of Zika virus does not pose a risk for tourists traveling to Costa Rica, and that there is…

Costa Rica’s inclusion in Zika travel warning has tourism leaders worried
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica’s inclusion in Zika travel warning has tourism leaders worried

Jill Replogle - February 2, 2016

Costa Rica and Nicaragua were added this week to the list of nearly 30 countries and territories U.S. authorities are warning pregnant women to avoid because of the presence of Zika…

Traveling to Rio for Carnival or the Olympics? Here’s what you should know about Zika virus
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Global
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Traveling to Rio for Carnival or the Olympics? Here’s what you should know about Zika virus

Kate Silver | Special to The Washington Post - January 29, 2016

Nearly 500,000 visitors are expected to travel to Rio de Janeiro for Carnival, which kicks off Feb. 5. Six months later, about 380,000 visitors are expected to…

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…

Brazil urges joint Zika fight, airlines offer refunds
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Health
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Brazil urges joint Zika fight, airlines offer refunds

Eugenia Logiuratto | AFP - January 27, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil urged its neighbors Wednesday to unite in fighting the Zika virus, blamed for a surge in brain-damaged babies, as airlines offered refunds to pregnant…

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