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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. 

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. 

Why ultrasounds may give mothers with Zika a false sense of security

A new report provides new information about how the Zika virus acts to infect a fetus and indicates that Zika may remain in the blood longer than thought.

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.

Florida reports first three Zika virus cases

Three cases of Zika virus, Florida's first, were recorded in people who had recently traveled in Latin America, health authorities said Wednesday.

Honduras registers first death from chikungunya virus

The victim was a 23-day-old infant, reportedly from the department of Olancho.

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