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Costa Rican health authorities plan precautions in response to Chinese coronavirus
Global health
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Global health
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Costa Rican health authorities plan precautions in response to Chinese coronavirus

The Tico Times - January 20, 2020

Update (Jan. 22): According to the Foreign Ministry, for the moment, there are no reports of Costa Ricans affected by the coronavirus in China. Four Costa Ricans live…

WHO, Costa Rica partner to combat snakebite mortality
Global health
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Global health
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WHO, Costa Rica partner to combat snakebite mortality

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 27, 2019

At the 72nd Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO), Costa Rica launched a global plan to cut snakebite mortality in half by 2030. The roadmap will…

The morning-after pill causes controversy in Costa Rican government
Drug Policy
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Drug Policy
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The morning-after pill causes controversy in Costa Rican government

AFP and The Tico Times - April 3, 2019

The morning-after pill, taken to prevent pregnancies, caused friction between the authorities of Costa Rica. The Ministry of Health intends to restrict its sale while the National…

Costa Rica ranks healthiest country in Latin America
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica ranks healthiest country in Latin America

L. Arias - November 3, 2015

Along with being one of the happiest places in the world, it turns out Costa Rica is among the healthiest. A recent study by Bloomberg ranks Costa Rica as the healthiest…

San José’s air among cleanest of Latin American cities
Environment
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Environment
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San José’s air among cleanest of Latin American cities

L. Arias - August 9, 2015

If the air seems relatively clear in Costa Rica's capital, it is. The World Health Organization (WHO) puts San José in fourth place in terms of air quality among…

Health officials in Costa Rica react to first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States
Ebola
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Ebola
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Health officials in Costa Rica react to first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States

L. Arias - October 2, 2014

Directors of 10 public hospitals in Costa Rica's Social Security System, or Caja, on Wednesday said they are implementing preventive measures to detect and, if necessary, handle possible cases of the…

Costa Rican health officials announce measures to prevent introduction of Ebola virus here
Ebola
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Ebola
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Costa Rican health officials announce measures to prevent introduction of Ebola virus here

L. Arias - August 11, 2014

The declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday of the outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa as an international public emergency prompted local health…

Dodging dengue: World’s first dengue vaccine shows promise in mass study
Dengue
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Dengue
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Dodging dengue: World’s first dengue vaccine shows promise in mass study

The Tico Times - July 23, 2014

A French pharmaceutical company announced that its dengue fever vaccine had successful results in its first study on a large population. The results were reported in the…

Costa Rica has the 4th highest rate of alcoholism in Latin America and the Caribbean
Booze
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Booze
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Costa Rica has the 4th highest rate of alcoholism in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Tico Times - May 19, 2014

The beer-loving Central American country had the fourth highest rate of alcohol dependence in the region, though it was not significantly higher than the regional average. The…