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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.

Zika virus total surpasses 100 cases in Costa Rica

The latest report from the Health Ministry released last week states that there are 107 confirmed cases of Zika virus, 67 of them in the Central Pacific canton of Garabito.

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

While the mosquito-borne Zika virus captures headlines, dengue and chikungunya cases in Costa Rica have both quietly jumped more than 600 percent in 2016 compared to the same period last year.

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

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 number of cases of chikungunya in Costa Rica is increasing, the same report noted.

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