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First death from chikungunya virus reported in Nicaragua
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First death from chikungunya virus reported in Nicaragua

The Tico Times - August 13, 2015

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaragua reported Thursday its first death from chikungunya since the first cases of the mosquito-borne virus were detected in July of last year, officials said.…

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

Health Ministry confirms first locally transmitted case of chikungunya virus
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Chikungunya blues
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Health Ministry confirms first locally transmitted case of chikungunya virus

Zach Dyer - October 20, 2014

Over the weekend, the Public Health Ministry confirmed the first local case of the chikungunya virus in the Pacific coastal town of Parrita. This marks the first time…

‘Vaccinated’ mosquitoes released in Rio to combat dengue
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Dengue
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‘Vaccinated’ mosquitoes released in Rio to combat dengue

AFP - October 3, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO – Ten thousand mosquitoes immunized against dengue fever have been released in Brazil as part of an innovative attempt to curb the spread of the…

Number of chikungunya cases in El Salvador tops 16,000
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Number of chikungunya cases in El Salvador tops 16,000

AFP and The Tico Times - September 15, 2014

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – At least 16,000 patient have contracted the chikungunya virus in El Salvador, prompting health officials in the Central American country to step…

Not chikungunya, say Costa Rica health officials
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Chikungunya blues
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Not chikungunya, say Costa Rica health officials

L. Arias - June 9, 2014

Two patients were discharged this week from local hospitals after the Health Ministry said lab tests for the chikungunya virus were negative.  The first patient, a 3-year-old…

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Caribbean governments warn of African virus outbreak

Isabella Cota and Elizabeth Lopatto | Bloomberg - January 18, 2014

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica – The first known outbreak of the chikungunya virus in the Western Hemisphere has Caribbean governments working to prevent the disease from spreading…

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