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Dengue vaccine likely to be available at public hospitals next year
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Dengue vaccine likely to be available at public hospitals next year

L. Arias - June 23, 2016

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry on Monday approved the use of Dengvaxia, the first licensed dengue vaccine recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). The approval is the first step in making…

Food companies in Costa Rica pledge to reduce salt in products
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Costa Rica
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Food companies in Costa Rica pledge to reduce salt in products

L. Arias - March 25, 2016

Leaders of the Costa Rica Food Industry Chamber (CACIA) have agreed to reduce average salt/sodium levels by 15 percent in their products by 2018. Health Minister Fernando Llorca…

WHO advises against blood donations from people returning from Zika areas
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WHO advises against blood donations from people returning from Zika areas

AFP - February 4, 2016

GENEVA, Switzerland -- The World Health Organization on Thursday advised countries against accepting blood donations from people who have travelled to regions affected by the Zika virus. "With the…