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WHO recommends use of first malaria vaccine for children

The World Health Organization endorsed the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine for children, the first against the mosquito-borne disease that kills more than 400,000 a year. 

Dengue cases decrease in Costa Rica

Costa Rican authorities have identified 1,766 cases of dengue so far this year, down significantly compared to the 5,730 tallied by the same date in 2020.

Dengue cases on the rise throughout Costa Rica

Costa Rica's Health Ministry declared an outbreak of dengue in the San José canton of Pérez Zeledón, the institution said this week. 

Central America faces dangerous combination of coronavirus and dengue

The rainy season in Central America brings with it an increase in dengue cases — a dangerous scenario for health systems that are already scrambling to contain the coronavirus.

First case of dengue spread by sex confirmed in Spain

Dengue is most commonly caught by people traveling to hotter climates such as Costa Rica.

Costa Rica hopes to eliminate malaria in country by 2022

A WHO analysis published in 2016 named Costa Rica among 21 countries with the potential to eliminate malaria by 2020. 

Costa Rica assisting Honduras in fight against dengue

At least 100 people have died from dengue this year in Honduras, officials say. 

Tire mosquito trap could boost Zika control

Researchers said Thursday they have found a way to fashion a cheap mosquito trap out of old tires that can collect thousands of eggs that may carry the Zika virus.

Costa Rica confirms first two local cases of Zika virus

Costa Rica Health Ministry officials on Monday confirmed that two women from the community of Sámara, in Guanacaste province, are the first confirmed cases of locally acquired Zika virus.

Dengue, chikungunya cases in Costa Rica up by over 600 percent

While the mosquito-borne Zika virus captures headlines, dengue and chikungunya cases in Costa Rica have both quietly jumped more than 600 percent in 2016 compared to the same period last year.

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