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Costa Rica monitoring second suspected case of novel coronavirus
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Costa Rica monitoring second suspected case of novel coronavirus

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 6, 2020

Costa Rican health authorities reported on Thursday the first two suspected cases of the novel coronavirus within the country's borders. A 52-year-old woman and her niece, 47,…

Costa Rica reports first suspected case of novel coronavirus
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica reports first suspected case of novel coronavirus

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 5, 2020

Costa Rican health authorities reported on Thursday afternoon the first suspected case of the novel coronavirus within the country's borders. A test that will confirm whether the…

Costa Rica requiring more signage and less touching to prevent coronavirus spread
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica requiring more signage and less touching to prevent coronavirus spread

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 3, 2020

The Health Ministry on Tuesday announced protocols the country's institutions should take to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus in Costa Rica. There remain no suspected…

COVID-19 protocol activated ‘many times,’ but still no coronavirus in Costa Rica: Health Ministry
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COVID-19 protocol activated ‘many times,’ but still no coronavirus in Costa Rica: Health Ministry

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 28, 2020

The Health Ministry said Friday that an airport protocol to attend to sick travelers has been activated "many times" in recent weeks, but that there remain no…

Costa Rica says it now has lab kits to test for COVID-19 coronavirus
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica says it now has lab kits to test for COVID-19 coronavirus

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 26, 2020

The Costa Rican Health Ministry said Wednesday that the country's national reference laboratory has the proper equipment necessary to test for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has…

More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are overweight or obese: Ministry of Health
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Costa Rica
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More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are overweight or obese: Ministry of Health

The Tico Times - February 5, 2020

More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are considered overweight or obese, according to a study released by the Ministry of Health. The results are part…

Costa Rican health authorities plan precautions in response to Chinese coronavirus
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Global health
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Costa Rican health authorities plan precautions in response to Chinese coronavirus

The Tico Times - January 20, 2020

Update (Jan. 22): According to the Foreign Ministry, for the moment, there are no reports of Costa Ricans affected by the coronavirus in China. Four Costa Ricans live…

President Alvarado signs technical norm, essentially legalizing therapeutic abortion in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Alvarado signs technical norm, essentially legalizing therapeutic abortion in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 12, 2019

Costa Rica's president, Carlos Alvarado, has signed a technical norm that defines when the country's medical professionals can legally perform an abortion. While the norm does not…

Costa Rica takes final step in establishing when, how therapeutic abortions can be performed
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica takes final step in establishing when, how therapeutic abortions can be performed

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 11, 2019

Costa Rica on Tuesday sent the text of a technical norm that will allow for therapeutic abortions in some instances to the Social Security System (CCSS) for…

Costa Rica remains under sanitary alert due to respiratory illnesses
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica remains under sanitary alert due to respiratory illnesses

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 2, 2019

Costa Rica remains under a sanitary alert due to higher-than-expected cases of respiratory illnesses, the Health Ministry says. The organization, which first issued the bulletin in June,…