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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…

AH1N1 virus blamed for 7 deaths in Costa Rica this month
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Health
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AH1N1 virus blamed for 7 deaths in Costa Rica this month

L. Arias - December 31, 2015

At least seven people have died this month in Costa Rica from the AH1N1 virus, the president of the Social Security System, or Caja, said Wednesday. María del Rocío…

Cartago hospital confirms death from AH1N1 virus
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Health
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Cartago hospital confirms death from AH1N1 virus

L. Arias - December 29, 2015

Max Peralta Hospital in Cartago province has confirmed that a patient died last week of complications caused by AH1N1, also known as swine flu. Hospital director Alexánder Sánchez…

Vaccination against influenza starts next month in Costa Rica
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Vaccination against influenza starts next month in Costa Rica

L. Arias - February 24, 2015

The Social Security System, or Caja, will conduct a campaign to vaccinate some 550,000 people against influenza viruses between March and April. The campaign represents an investment…

No need to declare emergency over Ebola threat, says health official
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Ebola
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No need to declare emergency over Ebola threat, says health official

The Tico Times - October 25, 2014

As new cases of the Ebola virus loom abroad, including one in New York, another virus has claimed 31 lives in Costa Rica so far this year:…

It’s respiratory virus season, cautions National Children’s Hospital
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Health
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It’s respiratory virus season, cautions National Children’s Hospital

L. Arias - May 5, 2014

Doctors at the National Children's Hospital (HNN) in San José issued a call this week for parents and caregivers to take preventive action to help reduce the…

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Get your flu vaccinations here!

L. Arias - November 8, 2013

Public hospitals from Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or Caja, on Monday will launch a national vaccination campaign against the influenza virus. The official start date for…

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Costa Rican health officials alarmed at spike in respiratory illnesses

L. Arias - September 24, 2013

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry last week reported that 40 people – 23 women and 17 men – have died this year from complications linked to respiratory viruses.…

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Costa Rican health officials confirm eight deaths from AH1N1 virus

L. Arias - July 18, 2013

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed the eighth death this year from the AH1N1 influenza virus. The latest cases were patients at Hospital México in the capital who…

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Annual vaccination against influenza begins early

L. Arias - December 5, 2012

Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or Caja, on Monday will launch its annual vaccination program against influenza, two months earlier than expected. The decision to move forward…

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