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

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,…

Dengue, chikungunya cases in Costa Rica up by over 600 percent
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Chikungunya
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Dengue, chikungunya cases in Costa Rica up by over 600 percent

L. Arias - February 22, 2016

Although most of the interest these days is focused on the arrival in the country of the Zika virus, there's been a staggering rise in other -- and in…

Dengue in Costa Rica: Health officials report 7 percent drop in cases over last year
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Dengue
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Dengue in Costa Rica: Health officials report 7 percent drop in cases over last year

L. Arias - October 27, 2015

The Pacific provinces of Guanacaste and Puntarenas account for 70 percent of cases of dengue in Costa Rica so far this year, the Public Health Ministry reported. The ministry’s…

First death from chikungunya virus reported in Nicaragua
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Chikungunya blues
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First death from chikungunya virus reported in Nicaragua

The Tico Times - August 13, 2015

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaragua reported Thursday its first death from chikungunya since the first cases of the mosquito-borne virus were detected in July of last year, officials said.…

Costa Rican health officials report first cases this year of chikungunya virus in Jacó, Garabito
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Chikungunya blues
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Costa Rican health officials report first cases this year of chikungunya virus in Jacó, Garabito

L. Arias - July 25, 2015

Health Ministry officials this week reported that so far this year a total of 142 people have contracted the chikungunya virus in Costa Rica, among them the…

Zika who? Costa Rica on alert following first confirmed cases of the virus in the Americas
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Health
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Zika who? Costa Rica on alert following first confirmed cases of the virus in the Americas

L. Arias - June 5, 2015

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an epidemiological alert on the potential spread on the continent of the mosquito-borne viral disease Zika, which is similar to dengue and…

Costa Rica reports fewer cases of dengue this year
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Dengue
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Costa Rica reports fewer cases of dengue this year

L. Arias - June 4, 2015

The number of dengue cases in the first five months of this year in Costa Rica dropped by 50.4 percent compared with figures from last year, the Health Ministry reported. From Jan. 1…

Dodging dengue: World’s first dengue vaccine shows promise in mass study
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Dengue
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Dodging dengue: World’s first dengue vaccine shows promise in mass study

The Tico Times - July 23, 2014

A French pharmaceutical company announced that its dengue fever vaccine had successful results in its first study on a large population. The results were reported in the…