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Double jeopardy: Costa Rica’s Health Ministry reports 2 people were infected with both dengue and chikungunya
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Chikungunya blues
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Double jeopardy: Costa Rica’s Health Ministry reports 2 people were infected with both dengue and chikungunya

L. Arias - December 19, 2014

Coming down with dengue or chikungunya is a feverish nightmare. Now imagine having both viruses at the same time. That's what happened to two residents of the…

Costa Rica registers 2 new cases of chikungunya virus, bringing total number to 47
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Chikungunya blues
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Costa Rica registers 2 new cases of chikungunya virus, bringing total number to 47

L. Arias - December 14, 2014

Costa Rican Health Ministry officials on Thursday confirmed two more cases of the chikungunya virus. Both were reported in the central Pacific community of Jacó, bringing the…

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

Zach Dyer - 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:…

Tourism sector, Traffic Police launch campaign to prevent spread of dengue and chikungunya
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Chikungunya blues
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Tourism sector, Traffic Police launch campaign to prevent spread of dengue and chikungunya

L. Arias - September 18, 2014

Employees at 345 hotels across Costa Rica are conducting cleaning campaigns in their communities to eliminate potential breeding sites for mosquitoes that transmit the dengue and chikungunya viruses. The goal…

Costa Rican health officials seek preventive alert for chikungunya virus
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Chikungunya blues
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Costa Rican health officials seek preventive alert for chikungunya virus

L. Arias - August 5, 2014

Health Ministry officials will ask the National Emergency Commission (CNE) to issue a "green alert" to draw attention to the spread of chikungunya after 13 patients tested positive for the virus in…

Health officials testing first two cases of Ticos who could have the chikungunya virus
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Chikungunya blues
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Health officials testing first two cases of Ticos who could have the chikungunya virus

L. Arias - July 13, 2014

Health officials are analyzing blood samples from a 17-year-old man and 30-year-old woman who could become the first two cases of Costa Ricans to test positive for…

Costa Rica Health Ministry confirms first case of chikungunya virus
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Chikungunya blues
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Costa Rica Health Ministry confirms first case of chikungunya virus

L. Arias - July 4, 2014

Health Vice Minister María Esther Anchía on Friday confirmed that a French tourist is officially the first patient to test positive for the chikungunya virus in Costa Rica. The…

Costa Rica on alert for unique mosquito-borne virus with symptoms similar to dengue
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Chikungunya blues
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Costa Rica on alert for unique mosquito-borne virus with symptoms similar to dengue

L. Arias - February 28, 2014

Health Ministry officials are on the lookout for any possible cases of the chikungunya virus in the country. An outbreak occurred on islands in the Caribbean last December,…

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