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Costa Rica begins using plasma treatment to fight COVID-19
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Costa Rica begins using plasma treatment to fight COVID-19

AFP and The Tico Times - May 27, 2020

A Costa Rican woman hospitalized with COVID-19 is being treated with plasma extracted from patients who recovered from the disease, an experiment that could help speed up…

Costa Rica is easing measures. Here’s what’s open this week
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Costa Rica is easing measures. Here’s what’s open this week

The Tico Times - May 18, 2020

Costa Rica continues easing coronavirus restrictions. Here's what's open (and what isn't) as a new week begins in Costa Rica. Eleven national parks, plus the Monteverde Cloud…

Costa Rica’s public health care system facing financial strains
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Costa Rica’s public health care system facing financial strains

The Tico Times - April 24, 2020

Costa Rica’s Social Security System, which manages the country’s socialized health care, is facing significant financial strains. Mario Devandas, the director and workers' representative before the Social Security…

Costa Rica pioneering three plasma-based strategies to treat COVID-19
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Costa Rica pioneering three plasma-based strategies to treat COVID-19

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 17, 2020

The Clodomiro Picado Institute of the University of Costa Rica (UCR) is preparing to pioneer three strategies that could be used to treat patients with COVID-19. The…

Costa Rica confirms four new coronavirus cases
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Costa Rica confirms four new coronavirus cases

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 7, 2020

The Health Ministry on Saturday night confirmed four new cases of the novel coronavirus in Costa Rica. The country now has five confirmed cases of the new…

Updates: Costa Rica confirms first case of coronivirus
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Updates: Costa Rica confirms first case of coronivirus

The Tico Times - March 6, 2020

This story was last updated at 11 p.m. on Friday, March 6.  A 54-year-old man is in intensive care at a Costa Rican hospital. Health authorities suspect…

Costa Rica says it now has lab kits to test for COVID-19 coronavirus
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Costa Rica says it now has lab kits to test for COVID-19 coronavirus

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 26, 2020

The Costa Rican Health Ministry said Wednesday that the country's national reference laboratory has the proper equipment necessary to test for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has…

Second person this year contracts amebic meningitis after visiting Costa Rican hot springs
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Second person this year contracts amebic meningitis after visiting Costa Rican hot springs

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 15, 2020

A 4-year-old has been hospitalized after contracting amebic meningitis, a potentially deadly infection caused by the  Naegleria fowleri amoeba, in the second such case reported in Costa Rica this year.…

More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are overweight or obese: Ministry of Health
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More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are overweight or obese: Ministry of Health

The Tico Times - February 5, 2020

More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are considered overweight or obese, according to a study released by the Ministry of Health. The results are part…

Ministry of Health supporting initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in public spaces
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Ministry of Health supporting initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in public spaces

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - January 30, 2020

The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, on Tuesday endorsed an initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in Costa Rica's public spaces. According to the Minister,…