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Costa Rica requiring more signage and less touching to prevent coronavirus spread
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Costa Rica requiring more signage and less touching to prevent coronavirus spread

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 3, 2020

The Health Ministry on Tuesday announced protocols the country's institutions should take to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus in Costa Rica. There remain no suspected…

More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are overweight or obese: Ministry of Health
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More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are overweight or obese: Ministry of Health

The Tico Times - February 5, 2020

More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are considered overweight or obese, according to a study released by the Ministry of Health. The results are part…

A teenager’s quest to fight cancer in Costa Rica: Meet ‘Slimes Pura Vida’
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Call to Action
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A teenager’s quest to fight cancer in Costa Rica: Meet ‘Slimes Pura Vida’

The Tico Times - April 26, 2018

From all appearances, Nava Haney is fearless. After all, this is the 13-year-old who took center stage on Costa Rica's "Dancing with the Stars" last year to…

Costa Rica studies longevity of its centenarian citizens
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica studies longevity of its centenarian citizens

L. Arias - July 13, 2017

Research seeking to evaluate the longevity of people over 100 years of age in Costa Rica started this week in the province of Guanacaste. Fernando Morales, the director…

Costa Rica recorded almost 1,000 new HIV cases last year
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica recorded almost 1,000 new HIV cases last year

L. Arias - July 6, 2017

Health Ministry officials reported this week that  the number of cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) increased last year in Costa…

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…

Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021
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Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021

L. Arias - June 6, 2017

Costa Rica seeks to be free of single-use plastic, and top officials including President Luis Guillermo Solís disclosed the details of a national strategy to achieve that goal during…

Social Security System launches anti-influenza vaccination campaign
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Social Security System launches anti-influenza vaccination campaign

L. Arias - June 6, 2017

Costa Rica's Social Security System, or Caja, launched a vaccination campaign this week to inoculate 1.3 million people against seasonal influenza. The campaign will run until July 14 and aims…

Number of obese Ticos has almost quadrupled in four decades
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Costa Rica
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Number of obese Ticos has almost quadrupled in four decades

L. Arias - April 19, 2017

Obesity figures among Costa Rica's population increased almost four times in the last 39 years, from 6.3 percent in 1975 to 23.7 percent in 2014. These results…

Costa Rica restricts import, sale of baby walkers
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica restricts import, sale of baby walkers

L. Arias - March 28, 2017

Costa Rica passed a new regulation on the sale of baby walkers that will make them available for purchase only with a medical prescription. The restriction is part of…