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Costa Rica assisting Honduras in fight against dengue
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Costa Rica assisting Honduras in fight against dengue

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 30, 2019

Responding to a call for international collaboration, Costa Rica's Health Ministry is helping Honduras as it faces a deadly outbreak of dengue fever. Costa Rica donated insecticides…

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

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 6, 2019

Two more people died last week due to methanol poisoning, Costa Rica's Health Ministry reported. The deaths, which occurred in Santa Bárbara de Heredia and Santa Cruz…

Costa Rica registers strong increase of dengue in current rainy season
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica registers strong increase of dengue in current rainy season

AFP and The Tico Times - June 29, 2019

Costa Rica has registered a strong increase in cases of dengue so far in the current rainy season, with 70% more infections than in the same period…

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

L. Arias - June 15, 2017

Read more of our Zika coverage here. A woman in the province of Guanacaste gave birth to a baby girl infected with Zika, bringing the total number…

Health officials fight to avoid outbreaks of waterborne diseases
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Health officials fight to avoid outbreaks of waterborne diseases

L. Arias - November 29, 2016

See also: Here's how you can donate to Hurricane Otto relief in Costa Rica Health Ministry staff arrived Monday at various communities in the Northern Zone to…

Dengue vaccine likely to be available at public hospitals next year
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Costa Rica
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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…

Zika virus total surpasses 100 cases in Costa Rica
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Chikungunya
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Zika virus total surpasses 100 cases in Costa Rica

L. Arias - June 20, 2016

Costa Rica's tally of confirmed Zika cases exceeded 100 last week, according to the Health Ministry. The June 15 report stated there are 107 confirmed cases of Zika virus,…

Tire mosquito trap could boost Zika control
Chikungunya
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Chikungunya
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Tire mosquito trap could boost Zika control

AFP - April 7, 2016

OTTAWA, Canada -- Researchers said Thursday they have found a way to fashion a cheap mosquito trap out of old tires that can collect thousands of eggs that may…

Zika declines in some nations
Latin America
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Latin America
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Zika declines in some nations

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - April 1, 2016

In several Latin American nations hit hard by the Zika epidemic, the transmission of the virus appears to have peaked, with the number of infections declining in…

No new cases of Zika in Costa Rica in recent weeks
Chikungunya
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Chikungunya
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No new cases of Zika in Costa Rica in recent weeks

L. Arias - March 27, 2016

Health Ministry officials said last week that they have not recorded any new cases of people infected with Zika virus since early March. The number of confirmed cases since the…