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PAHO promotes production of Covid vaccines in Latin America

Latin America must expand its vaccine production capabilities and bet on promising technologies, such as messenger RNA

WHO gives global green light for AstraZeneca Covid shot

The number of reported Covid-19 cases globally has dropped for a fifth consecutive week.

WHO examines AstraZeneca vaccine amid questions about efficacy

The AstraZeneca vaccine is still a vital tool in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Latin America and Caribbean top 600,000 Covid-19 deaths

Peru is hardest hit with 125 deaths per 100,000 people, followed by Mexico and Panama with 123 each per 100,000.

European nations reapply restrictions as coronavirus cases spike

European governments are desperate to stem the worrying spike in infections on the continent which has registered more than 279,000 deaths.

Covid-19: Europe surges again this week

The United States is the worst-affected country with 223,059 deaths, followed by Brazil with 155,900, India with 117,306, Mexico with 87,894 and Britain with 44,347.

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

The American continent has summed 19 million cases and more than 614,000 deaths related to the new coronavirus that appeared in China at the end of 2019. This represents almost half of the known infections and deaths worldwide.

PAHO emphasizes risk of international travel, reopening too soon

For more information about the Costa Rica entry requirements for tourists, visit the Costa Rica Tourism Board's website. 

Dengue vaccine likely to be available at public hospitals next year

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry on Monday approved the use of Dengvaxia, the first licensed dengue vaccine recommended by the World Health Organization.

Food companies in Costa Rica pledge to reduce salt in products

Leaders of the Costa Rica Food Industry Chamber agreed to reduce average salt/sodium levels by 15 percent in their products by 2018.

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