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Costa Rica issues sanitary alert over adulterated alcohol
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Costa Rica issues sanitary alert over adulterated alcohol

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 12, 2019

Costa Rica's Health Ministry has issued a sanitary alert over several brands of alcohol that may be adulterated with deadly amounts of methanol. According to the alert,…

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

Costa Rica in sanitary alert due to respiratory illnesses
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Costa Rica in sanitary alert due to respiratory illnesses

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 13, 2019

Since June 5, Costa Rica has been under a sanitary alert due to higher-than-expected cases of respiratory illnesses. The Health Ministry issued the following bulletin on its…

Costa Rican begins influenza vaccination campaign
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Costa Rican begins influenza vaccination campaign

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - June 11, 2019

Health authorities launched Monday a vaccination campaign against the Influenza A and B viruses. The campaign will last until July 22 and will target people with diabetes,…

French family in Costa Rica that had been quarantined for measles leaves hospital
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French family in Costa Rica that had been quarantined for measles leaves hospital

AFP and The Tico Times - March 2, 2019

A French family that had spent more than a week in quarantine in Costa Rica with measles was discharged, although the trio has to remain in the…

Costa Rica recorded almost 1,000 new HIV cases last year
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Costa Rica recorded almost 1,000 new HIV cases last year

L. Arias - July 6, 2017

Health Ministry officials reported this week that  the number of cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) increased last year in Costa…

Costa Rica restricts import, sale of baby walkers
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Costa Rica restricts import, sale of baby walkers

L. Arias - March 28, 2017

Costa Rica passed a new regulation on the sale of baby walkers that will make them available for purchase only with a medical prescription. The restriction is part of…

Health Ministry confirms 10 deaths caused by influenza virus
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Health Ministry confirms 10 deaths caused by influenza virus

L. Arias - December 10, 2016

Health Minister Fernando Llorca reported that 10 people died in Costa Rica due to health complications caused by the influenza virus in the past six weeks. At a…

Costa Rican experts seek to curb increase in breast cancer cases, deaths
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Costa Rican experts seek to curb increase in breast cancer cases, deaths

L. Arias - October 28, 2016

Cases of breast cancer, the most common type among Costa Rican women, increased 63 percent between 2000 and 2013, while mortality rose 43 percent in the same period,…

Costa Rica steps up safety measures ahead of World Surfing Games in Jacó
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Costa Rica steps up safety measures ahead of World Surfing Games in Jacó

L. Arias - August 5, 2016

National and local officials in the Central Pacific canton of Garabito are stepping up measures to ensure the World Surfing Games that will take place in Jacó beach…

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