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Costa Rica assisting Honduras in fight against dengue
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Costa Rica assisting Honduras in fight against dengue

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 30, 2019

Responding to a call for international collaboration, Costa Rica's Health Ministry is helping Honduras as it faces a deadly outbreak of dengue fever. Costa Rica donated insecticides…

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…

Cases of microcephaly quadruple in Costa Rica due to Zika
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Costa Rica
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Cases of microcephaly quadruple in Costa Rica due to Zika

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - May 23, 2019

Health authorities reported Wednesday that the births of children with microcephaly in Costa Rica have quadrupled since the appearance of the Zika virus in 2016. According to…

Costa Rican health authorities declare malaria alert
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Health
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Costa Rican health authorities declare malaria alert

AFP - September 14, 2017

Costa Rica declared a health alert Wednesday because of various new cases of malaria related to travel and immigration to and from Nicaragua, where the disease has…

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

L. Arias - June 15, 2017

Read more of our Zika coverage here. A woman in the province of Guanacaste gave birth to a baby girl infected with Zika, bringing the total number…

Health officials fight to avoid outbreaks of waterborne diseases
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Costa Rica
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Health officials fight to avoid outbreaks of waterborne diseases

L. Arias - November 29, 2016

See also: Here's how you can donate to Hurricane Otto relief in Costa Rica Health Ministry staff arrived Monday at various communities in the Northern Zone to…

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

Dengue vaccine likely to be available at public hospitals next year
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Costa Rica
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Dengue vaccine likely to be available at public hospitals next year

L. Arias - June 23, 2016

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry on Monday approved the use of Dengvaxia, the first licensed dengue vaccine recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). The approval is the first step in making…

Zika virus total surpasses 100 cases in Costa Rica
Chikungunya
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Chikungunya
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Zika virus total surpasses 100 cases in Costa Rica

L. Arias - June 20, 2016

Costa Rica's tally of confirmed Zika cases exceeded 100 last week, according to the Health Ministry. The June 15 report stated there are 107 confirmed cases of Zika virus,…

Tire mosquito trap could boost Zika control
Chikungunya
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Chikungunya
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Tire mosquito trap could boost Zika control

AFP - April 7, 2016

OTTAWA, Canada -- 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…