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Health Ministry confirms sixth case of a baby born with Zika virus

During the first 22 weeks of this year there were 175 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus in the country. Of these, 27 are women who contracted the virus during pregnancy.

Costa Rica reports first baby born with Zika-linked microcephaly

Costa Rica's first registered case of a child born with microcephaly related to the mosquito-borne Zika virus was reported by health authorities on Thursday.

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.

Costa Rica ambassador in US warns of Zika vulnerabilities

Costa Rica's ambassador to the U.S. touted this week his country's success in keeping the mosquito-borne Zika virus in check, but warned of vulnerabilities, including migration and the coming rainy season.

US details cases of 9 pregnant women with Zika virus

U.S. health authorities Friday described the cases of nine pregnant women who contracted the Zika virus while traveling, two of whom chose abortion and one who gave birth to a baby with microcephaly.

Zika research to be published rapidly and free

Top research institutions, funders and publishers said Wednesday they would make all scientific findings on the Zika virus assailing Latin America available speedily and free.

Brazil may have fewer Zika-related microcephaly cases than previously reported

It now appears that a number of those cases of the microcephaly in Brazil may not in fact be microcephaly, or not linked to the Zika virus as authorities originally believed.

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