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Getting Dengue Fever in Costa Rica: What It Feels Like

It felt like my skull was lined with spikes, pointy-side inward, and a little man living inside my head was slamming my brain against...

WHO recommends use of first malaria vaccine for children

The World Health Organization endorsed the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine for children, the first against the mosquito-borne disease that kills more than 400,000 a year. 

Dengue cases decrease in Costa Rica

Costa Rican authorities have identified 1,766 cases of dengue so far this year, down significantly compared to the 5,730 tallied by the same date in 2020.

Dengue cases on the rise throughout Costa Rica

Costa Rica's Health Ministry declared an outbreak of dengue in the San José canton of Pérez Zeledón, the institution said this week. 

Central America faces dangerous combination of coronavirus and dengue

The rainy season in Central America brings with it an increase in dengue cases — a dangerous scenario for health systems that are already scrambling to contain the coronavirus.

First case of dengue spread by sex confirmed in Spain

Dengue is most commonly caught by people traveling to hotter climates such as Costa Rica.

Costa Rica assisting Honduras in fight against dengue

At least 100 people have died from dengue this year in Honduras, officials say. 

Costa Rica reports more deaths from tainted alcohol; dengue cases on the rise

Two more people died last week due to methanol poisoning, Costa Rica's Health Ministry reported. 

Costa Rica registers strong increase of dengue in current rainy season

Dengue fever is a disease that causes high fever, rash, and muscle and joint pains.

Health Ministry confirms sixth case of a baby born with Zika virus

During the first 22 weeks of this year there were 175 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus in the country. Of these, 27 are women who contracted the virus during pregnancy.

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