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Death toll rises to 30 due to liquor adulterated with methanol
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Death toll rises to 30 due to liquor adulterated with methanol

AFP - October 28, 2020

At least 30 people have died in recent weeks in Costa Rica from the consumption of alcoholic beverages adulterated with methanol, the Health Ministry reported Tuesday. The…

Booze spiked with methanol kills 20 in Costa Rica
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Booze spiked with methanol kills 20 in Costa Rica

AFP - October 18, 2020

Twenty people have died in recent days in Costa Rica after drinking alcohol spiked with methanol, the Health Ministry said Saturday. Health authorities have been on alert…

Health Ministry investigates new reports of tainted liquor, methanol poisoning
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Health Ministry investigates new reports of tainted liquor, methanol poisoning

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 14, 2020

The Costa Rican Health Ministry said Tuesday that it has launched an investigation after three people died of suspected methanol poisoning this week. Alongside the Judicial Investigation…

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
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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…

Adulterated alcohol in Costa Rica: What you need to know today
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Costa Rica
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Adulterated alcohol in Costa Rica: What you need to know today

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 26, 2019

As another week ends, we're recapping the latest in the public-health alert and response to methanol-tainted alcohol that is suspected to have killed at least 20 people…

Costa Rica reports first baby born with Zika-linked microcephaly
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Costa Rica reports first baby born with Zika-linked microcephaly

Michael Krumholtz and AFP - August 18, 2016

Costa Rica reported its first case this week of a baby born with microcephaly to a mother infected with the mosquito-borne virus Zika. Officials from the Costa…