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Costa Rica stresses protocols as cases, hospitalizations increase
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Costa Rica stresses protocols as cases, hospitalizations increase

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 13, 2021

Health Minister Daniel Salas on Monday warned of rising coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Costa Rica, and he reminded Ticos to heed protocols to help slow the…

Why Costa Rica uses horseshoe crab blood in medicine
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Why Costa Rica uses horseshoe crab blood in medicine

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 12, 2021

Costa Rica uses the blue blood of horseshoe crabs to test injectable drugs for contaminants. Dr. Mario André Oreamuno Ávila, in charge of the Bioanalysis Unit of…

Costa Rica detects South African, British coronavirus strains
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Costa Rica detects South African, British coronavirus strains

AFP and The Tico Times - February 24, 2021

Costa Rican researchers detected the South African variant of the coronavirus in a French tourist who was part of a group of 20 European visitors who tested…

Costa Rica reduces number of Covid beds due to drop in hospitalizations
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Costa Rica reduces number of Covid beds due to drop in hospitalizations

AFP and The Tico Times - February 20, 2021

Public hospitals in Costa Rica began to gradually reduce the beds designated to the care of Covid-19 patients following a sustained fall in infections over recent weeks.…

Costa Rica readies second study of equine serum to treat Covid
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Costa Rica readies second study of equine serum to treat Covid

Oscar Ugarte Jiménez / Semanario Universidad - February 17, 2021

With the announcement from the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) that the second study of the application of equine serum in Covid-19 patients is soon to…

Costa Rica’s equine plasma coronavirus treatment not as effective as initially hoped
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Costa Rica’s equine plasma coronavirus treatment not as effective as initially hoped

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 25, 2020

Treating coronavirus patients with an antibody-rich serum made from horse plasma hasn't produced the desired results, Costa Rican authorities said. Román Macaya, executive president of the Costa…

Costa Rica bets on equine plasma to lower Covid-19 hospitalizations
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Costa Rica bets on equine plasma to lower Covid-19 hospitalizations

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - October 3, 2020

An antiviral treatment made with plasma from immunized horses is Costa Rica's hope to face the growing spread of Covid-19 in the country and avoid the threat…

Equine serum tested in COVID-19 patients at 18 Argentine health centers
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Equine serum tested in COVID-19 patients at 18 Argentine health centers

The Tico Times - September 16, 2020

The clinical study of a hyperimmune equine serum to combat Covid-19 is being carried out in patients from 18 hospitals in Argentina, the scientific director of the…

Costa Rican Health Minister concerned about COVID-19 hospital capacity
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Costa Rican Health Minister concerned about COVID-19 hospital capacity

AFP and The Tico Times - September 9, 2020

Costa Rica's Health Minister, Daniel Salas, warned Tuesday that the country could approach a saturation of its health system due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 cases.…

Costa Rica begins clinical trials of equine plasma for coronavirus patients
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Costa Rica begins clinical trials of equine plasma for coronavirus patients

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 7, 2020

Costa Rica on Monday began clinical trials of antibody-rich plasma that has been extracted from horses with the purpose of treating COVID-19 patients. According to Román Macaya,…