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Costa Rica overwhelmed by coronavirus testing as Panama records first death: What you need to know today
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Costa Rica overwhelmed by coronavirus testing as Panama records first death: What you need to know today

The Tico Times - March 11, 2020

The Health Ministry recognized the number of suspected coronavirus cases exceeds the capacity of Costa Rica's national reference lab, located at INCIENSA. Tuesday afternoon, health authorities identified…

Costa Rica up to 13 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 179 suspected: What you need to know today
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Costa Rica up to 13 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 179 suspected: What you need to know today

The Tico Times - March 10, 2020

Update (1:15 p.m.): The Health Ministry has identified 165 additional people who are being considered as suspected cases of the novel coronavirus, Health Minister Daniel Salas announced Tuesday afternoon.…

Costa Rica suspends mass gatherings in face of coronavirus
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Costa Rica suspends mass gatherings in face of coronavirus

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 9, 2020

Costa Rican authorities on Monday afternoon announced several significant measures in response to the growing coronavirus epidemic. President Carlos Alvarado said at a press conference that mass…

Costa Rica monitoring second suspected case of novel coronavirus
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Costa Rica monitoring second suspected case of novel coronavirus

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 6, 2020

Costa Rican health authorities reported on Thursday the first two suspected cases of the novel coronavirus within the country's borders. A 52-year-old woman and her niece, 47,…

Costa Rica reports first suspected case of novel coronavirus
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Costa Rica reports first suspected case of novel coronavirus

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 5, 2020

Costa Rican health authorities reported on Thursday afternoon the first suspected case of the novel coronavirus within the country's borders. A test that will confirm whether the…

Costa Rica on alert for unique mosquito-borne virus with symptoms similar to dengue
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Costa Rica on alert for unique mosquito-borne virus with symptoms similar to dengue

L. Arias - February 28, 2014

Health Ministry officials are on the lookout for any possible cases of the chikungunya virus in the country. An outbreak occurred on islands in the Caribbean last December,…