Costa Rica’s Health Ministry confirms three imported cases of the measles
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Costa Rica’s Health Ministry confirms three imported cases of the measles

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 21, 2019

Costa Rica's Health Ministry confirmed Thursday afternoon three imported cases of the measles, the country's first since 2014. The affected are a 5-year-old French boy, his mother…

Why aren’t eggs refrigerated at Costa Rican grocery stores?
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Why aren’t eggs refrigerated at Costa Rican grocery stores?

Zach Dyer - April 17, 2018

Walking down the refrigerated aisle of the grocery store you’ll find milk, cheese, and … wait, no eggs? Many people from the United States are used to finding…

Costa Rican health authorities declare malaria alert
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Costa Rican health authorities declare malaria alert

AFP - September 14, 2017

Costa Rica declared a health alert Wednesday because of various new cases of malaria related to travel and immigration to and from Nicaragua, where the disease has…

Costa Rica studies longevity of its centenarian citizens
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica studies longevity of its centenarian citizens

L. Arias - July 13, 2017

Research seeking to evaluate the longevity of people over 100 years of age in Costa Rica started this week in the province of Guanacaste. Fernando Morales, the director…

Seed festival is a gardener’s dream come true
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Seed festival is a gardener’s dream come true

Ed Bernhardt - September 17, 2016

The tiny village of Tinamastes, near Dominical, recently hosted a unique festival of huge impact for our region. It was the second annual seed exchange festival, which…

Despite Zika virus, Garabito mayor says “no chance” World Surfing Games will be cancelled
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Costa Rica
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Despite Zika virus, Garabito mayor says “no chance” World Surfing Games will be cancelled

Michael Krumholtz - May 27, 2016

In the last week, 13 more cases of the Zika virus have been reported in Garabito on Costa Rica's Central Pacific, leaving the canton with 44 total cases, according to…

First Zika virus case reported in Costa Rica
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First Zika virus case reported in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - January 26, 2016

The first case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus has been detected in Costa Rica, health officials announced Tuesday. The Health Ministry issued a statement confirming the first…

Movember returns to Costa Rica to boost prostate cancer awareness
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Movember returns to Costa Rica to boost prostate cancer awareness

Amanda Zúñiga - November 1, 2015

It's November – which means that it's also Movember, the mustache-themed international public health campaign that seeks to take over Costa Rica for a second year. Movember…

Experts warn of Chagas’ disease in Costa Rica
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Experts warn of Chagas’ disease in Costa Rica

L. Arias - October 24, 2015

Experts from the National University’s Veterinary and Entomology schools issued a warning this week about the possible spread of Chagas' disease throughout Costa Rica. A recent investigation…

Costa Rica approves regulations to restart medical research on humans
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Costa Rica approves regulations to restart medical research on humans

L. Arias - July 22, 2015

Medical research involving human subjects could resume soon in Costa Rica following the publication in the official newspaper La Gaceta of regulations outlining the procedures for approval, development,…

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