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Death toll rises to 47 due to liquor adulterated with methanol
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Death toll rises to 47 due to liquor adulterated with methanol

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 21, 2020

At least 47 people have died since October in Costa Rica from the consumption of alcoholic beverages adulterated with methanol, the Health Ministry reported. The agency indicated…

Health Ministry approves protocols for therapeutic abortions in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Health Ministry approves protocols for therapeutic abortions in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 5, 2020

The Health Ministry said this week that it has approved a protocol which medical professionals will follow when performing therapeutic abortions in Costa Rica. By approving the…

Death toll rises to 30 due to liquor adulterated with methanol
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Costa Rica
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Death toll rises to 30 due to liquor adulterated with methanol

AFP - October 28, 2020

At least 30 people have died in recent weeks in Costa Rica from the consumption of alcoholic beverages adulterated with methanol, the Health Ministry reported Tuesday. The…

Booze spiked with methanol kills 20 in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Booze spiked with methanol kills 20 in Costa Rica

AFP - October 18, 2020

Twenty people have died in recent days in Costa Rica after drinking alcohol spiked with methanol, the Health Ministry said Saturday. Health authorities have been on alert…

Health Ministry investigates new reports of tainted liquor, methanol poisoning
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Costa Rica
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Health Ministry investigates new reports of tainted liquor, methanol poisoning

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 14, 2020

The Costa Rican Health Ministry said Tuesday that it has launched an investigation after three people died of suspected methanol poisoning this week. Alongside the Judicial Investigation…

Costa Rican Health Minister concerned about COVID-19 hospital capacity
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Costa Rican Health Minister concerned about COVID-19 hospital capacity

AFP and The Tico Times - September 9, 2020

Costa Rica's Health Minister, Daniel Salas, warned Tuesday that the country could approach a saturation of its health system due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 cases.…

News briefs: Daniel Salas isolating due to coronavirus contact
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Costa Rica
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News briefs: Daniel Salas isolating due to coronavirus contact

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 25, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health system. Here’s what you should know today.…

Costa Rica reaches 50 cases of coronavirus: The latest updates Tuesday
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica reaches 50 cases of coronavirus: The latest updates Tuesday

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 17, 2020

Costa Rica has reached 50 confirmed cases of coronavirus, the Health Ministry announced Tuesday afternoon. The figure marks a nine-person increase over the same time Monday. Four…

Health Ministry issues stern warning to businesses, sanitary alert over phony products
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Costa Rica
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Health Ministry issues stern warning to businesses, sanitary alert over phony products

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 14, 2020

Health Minister Daniel Salas issued a stern warning to Costa Rican businesses on Saturday afternoon after his agency received numerous reports of locations filled to capacity the…

Costa Rica up to 26 confirmed coronavirus cases: Updates from Friday
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Costa Rica up to 26 confirmed coronavirus cases: Updates from Friday

The Tico Times - March 13, 2020

Costa Rica has confirmed 26 cases of the novel coronavirus, the Health Ministry announced Friday afternoon. The figure marks a three-person increase over Thursday's report. It also…