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Dengue vaccine likely to be available at public hospitals next year
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Dengue vaccine likely to be available at public hospitals next year

L. Arias - June 23, 2016

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry on Monday approved the use of Dengvaxia, the first licensed dengue vaccine recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). The approval is the first step in making…

Cartago hospital confirms death from AH1N1 virus
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Cartago hospital confirms death from AH1N1 virus

L. Arias - December 29, 2015

Max Peralta Hospital in Cartago province has confirmed that a patient died last week of complications caused by AH1N1, also known as swine flu. Hospital director Alexánder Sánchez…

Costa Rican health minister: Auto accidents are a public health issue
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Costa Rican health minister: Auto accidents are a public health issue

Zach Dyer - August 4, 2015

Costa Rica’s health minister called auto accidents a public health priority on Monday during the presentation of the country’s new National Health Plan. Health Minister Dr. Fernando Llorca’s…

Refusing to hire obese man is not discrimination, Costa Rican court finds
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Refusing to hire obese man is not discrimination, Costa Rican court finds

Zach Dyer - July 16, 2015

Obesity can be cause not to hire someone, according to a recent ruling by the Costa Rican Supreme Court. The Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber, or Sala IV,…

Costa Rica court refuses to hear sex reassignment case
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Costa Rica court refuses to hear sex reassignment case

Zach Dyer - June 16, 2015

The Constitutional Chamber of Costa Rica’s Supreme Court refused to hear a case asking the country's public health care system to pay for a sex reassignment surgery abroad, according to a…

Vaccination against influenza starts next month in Costa Rica
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Vaccination against influenza starts next month in Costa Rica

L. Arias - February 24, 2015

The Social Security System, or Caja, will conduct a campaign to vaccinate some 550,000 people against influenza viruses between March and April. The campaign represents an investment…

Faulty electrical system forces closing of all operating rooms at San José’s Hospital Mexico
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Faulty electrical system forces closing of all operating rooms at San José’s Hospital Mexico

L. Arias - August 1, 2014

A faulty 46-year-old electrical system is to blame for a decision by administrators at San José's public Hospital México to shut down all 14 operating rooms as…

In landmark vote, Costa Rica Social Security System guarantees same-sex couples same rights as other couples
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In landmark vote, Costa Rica Social Security System guarantees same-sex couples same rights as other couples

Fabiola Pomareda - May 23, 2014

The Costa Rican Social Security System’s board of directors on Thursday evening unanimously approved reforms that would grant same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples in…

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Get your flu vaccinations here!

L. Arias - November 8, 2013

Public hospitals from Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or Caja, on Monday will launch a national vaccination campaign against the influenza virus. The official start date for…

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Costa Rican health officials alarmed at spike in respiratory illnesses

L. Arias - September 24, 2013

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry last week reported that 40 people – 23 women and 17 men – have died this year from complications linked to respiratory viruses.…

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