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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…

Costa Rica says it now has lab kits to test for COVID-19 coronavirus
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica says it now has lab kits to test for COVID-19 coronavirus

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 26, 2020

The Costa Rican Health Ministry said Wednesday that the country's national reference laboratory has the proper equipment necessary to test for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has…

Ministry of Health supporting initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in public spaces
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Costa Rica
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Ministry of Health supporting initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in public spaces

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - January 30, 2020

The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, on Tuesday endorsed an initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in Costa Rica's public spaces. According to the Minister,…

Costa Rican health authorities plan precautions in response to Chinese coronavirus
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Global health
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Costa Rican health authorities plan precautions in response to Chinese coronavirus

The Tico Times - January 20, 2020

Update (Jan. 22): According to the Foreign Ministry, for the moment, there are no reports of Costa Ricans affected by the coronavirus in China. Four Costa Ricans live…

President Alvarado signs technical norm, essentially legalizing therapeutic abortion in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Alvarado signs technical norm, essentially legalizing therapeutic abortion in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 12, 2019

Costa Rica's president, Carlos Alvarado, has signed a technical norm that defines when the country's medical professionals can legally perform an abortion. While the norm does not…

Costa Rica takes final step in establishing when, how therapeutic abortions can be performed
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica takes final step in establishing when, how therapeutic abortions can be performed

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 11, 2019

Costa Rica on Tuesday sent the text of a technical norm that will allow for therapeutic abortions in some instances to the Social Security System (CCSS) for…

Costa Rica remains under sanitary alert due to respiratory illnesses
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica remains under sanitary alert due to respiratory illnesses

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 2, 2019

Costa Rica remains under a sanitary alert due to higher-than-expected cases of respiratory illnesses, the Health Ministry says. The organization, which first issued the bulletin in June,…

Tobacco use declining in Costa Rica, Health Ministry says
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Costa Rica
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Tobacco use declining in Costa Rica, Health Ministry says

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 13, 2019

A study of more than 4,000 adults in Costa Rica shows a decrease in the number of people consuming tobacco, the Health Ministry says. The report, conducted…

Tainted liquor cases on the decline, Health Ministry says
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Costa Rica
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Tainted liquor cases on the decline, Health Ministry says

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 26, 2019

Twenty-six people have died in Costa Rica since June after consuming tainted liquor, but the Health Ministry says there have been no new deaths since Aug. 1.…

Costa Rica reports more deaths from tainted alcohol; dengue cases on the rise
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica reports more deaths from tainted alcohol; dengue cases on the rise

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 6, 2019

Two more people died last week due to methanol poisoning, Costa Rica's Health Ministry reported. The deaths, which occurred in Santa Bárbara de Heredia and Santa Cruz…