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Zika virus total surpasses 100 cases in Costa Rica

The latest report from the Health Ministry released last week states that there are 107 confirmed cases of Zika virus, 67 of them in the Central Pacific canton of Garabito.

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

While the mosquito-borne Zika virus captures headlines, dengue and chikungunya cases in Costa Rica have both quietly jumped more than 600 percent in 2016 compared to the same period last year.

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.

Dengue in Costa Rica: Health officials report 7 percent drop in cases over last year

The Pacific provinces of Guanacaste and Puntarenas account for 70 percent of cases of dengue in Costa Rica so far this year, the Public Health Ministry reported. The number of cases of chikungunya in Costa Rica is increasing, the same report noted.

First death from chikungunya virus reported in Nicaragua

A 22-month-old boy has become Nicaragua's first reported victim of chikungunya virus.

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

Nearly one year since the confirmation of the first cases of the virus, the total number of infected people this week reached 748.

Health Ministry confirms first locally transmitted case of chikungunya virus

Over the weekend, the Health Ministry confirmed the first local case of the chikungunya virus in the Pacific town of Parrita, Costa Rica. This marks the first time the mosquito-borne virus has been locally transmitted in Costa Rica, according to Dr. Daniel Salas with the ministry’s health surveillance department.

‘Vaccinated’ mosquitoes released in Rio to combat dengue

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 tropical viral sickness, biologists said Thursday.

Number of chikungunya cases in El Salvador tops 16,000

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 up the fight Monday to eliminate disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Not chikungunya, say Costa Rica health officials

Two patients were discharged this week from local hospitals after the Health Ministry said lab tests for the chikungunya virus were negative.

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