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Covid-19: Europe surges again this week
Latin America
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Latin America
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Covid-19: Europe surges again this week

AFP - October 23, 2020

The number of people infected by the novel coronavirus continued to surge in Europe over the past week, while also increasing in Africa and America and abating…

Misinformation threatens response to Covid-19 in the Americas, PAHO alerts
Latin America
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Latin America
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Misinformation threatens response to Covid-19 in the Americas, PAHO alerts

AFP - October 21, 2020

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned Wednesday that misinformation threatens the response to Covid-19 in the American continent, in particular with regard to a vaccine against…

PAHO emphasizes risk of international travel, reopening too soon
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PAHO emphasizes risk of international travel, reopening too soon

Alina DIESTE / AFP - September 17, 2020

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) noted on Wednesday the "limited impact" of pre-travel coronavirus tests to control the spread of COVID-19 and called on countries to…

Dengue vaccine likely to be available at public hospitals next year
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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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
Costa Rica
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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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Global
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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…