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Health Ministry again expands list of methanol-tainted liquor, updates death count
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Health Ministry again expands list of methanol-tainted liquor, updates death count

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 1, 2019

Costa Rica's Health Ministry on Wednesday expanded to nine the list of liquor brands that may contain dangerous amounts of methanol. Translated from Spanish, the Health Ministry's…

Health Ministry expands list of liquor brands suspected of causing methanol poisoning
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Health Ministry expands list of liquor brands suspected of causing methanol poisoning

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 30, 2019

Costa Rica's Health Ministry on Tuesday expanded to eight the list of liquor brands that may contain dangerous amounts of methanol. Translated from Spanish, the Health Ministry's…

Updates: Health Ministry suspects 19 deaths due to adulterated alcohol
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Costa Rica
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Updates: Health Ministry suspects 19 deaths due to adulterated alcohol

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 19, 2019

Costa Rica's Health Ministry last week issued an alert over liquor that has been sold to the public containing deadly amounts of methanol. Friday, the Health Ministry…

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

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