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

Costa Rica welcomes first IVF baby after 16-year ban
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica welcomes first IVF baby after 16-year ban

L. Arias - March 9, 2017

A baby girl named María José is the first baby born as the result of an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure after a 16-year ban on the…

U.S. volunteer specialists perform spine surgeries on 11 Costa Rican children
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Costa Rica
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U.S. volunteer specialists perform spine surgeries on 11 Costa Rican children

L. Arias - March 2, 2017

A group of U.S. surgeons and other specialists joined local physicians this week to perform spine surgeries on 11 patients from the National Children’s Hospital in San…

PriceSmart supermarkets in Costa Rica recall frozen tilapia fish
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PriceSmart supermarkets in Costa Rica recall frozen tilapia fish

L. Arias - December 29, 2016

PriceSmart called on its customers who purchazed frozen raw tilapia in November to refrain from consuming it and return it to any of its stores to receive a…

Health Ministry confirms 10 deaths caused by influenza virus
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Costa Rica
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Health Ministry confirms 10 deaths caused by influenza virus

L. Arias - December 10, 2016

Health Minister Fernando Llorca reported that 10 people died in Costa Rica due to health complications caused by the influenza virus in the past six weeks. At a…

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