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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 is most commonly caught by people traveling to hotter climates such as Costa Rica.
A WHO analysis published in 2016 named Costa Rica among 21 countries with the potential to eliminate malaria by 2020.
Costa Rica had no malaria cases between 2012 and 2015, but this year has reported nine cases.
The study was done in the United States, where dengue does not circulate in the population. This helped researchers identify the vaccine's effectiveness in people who had not been previously exposed to any strain of dengue.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday asked Congress to set aside $1.9 billion to respond to the Zika virus abroad and to prepare for it in the United States, saying the funds are necessary to halt the spread of the disease and "protect the health and safety of Americans."