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Vaccinating children against measles is ‘an obligation’ for adults in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, vaccinating children is “an obligation” for parents, according to the Child Welfare Office (PANI).

Costa Rica confirms measles cases in children of United States citizens

The children were not vaccinated against measles by their parents, who are United States citizens, the Health Ministry said.

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

The three French citizens, one of whom was a 5-year-old child, were able to leave the hospital in Puntarenas on Friday.

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry confirms three imported cases of the measles

The mother and child did not have the measles vaccine, according to the Health Ministry, while the father had not completed the entire vaccination series.

Costa Rican health officials worry that children traveling to US will bring back measles

The Costa Rican Social Security System, or Caja, which oversees the country’s socialized health care system, released a warning Friday asking parents of young children to bump up their vaccination schedule before traveling to popular U.S. destinations like Disneyland.

Going to the Brazil World Cup? Get your vaccines first

Local fans planning to support Costa Rica’s National Football Team, known as “La Sele,” next month in Brazil must comply with a health requirement for vaccines against yellow fever and measles.

Let’s stop measles from crashing the World Cup in Brazil

If measles were to crash the World Cup and then spread, it would put at risk the country’s impressive gains against the disease and threaten other countries as well.

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