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Cases of microcephaly quadruple in Costa Rica due to Zika

The Zika virus is transmitted through the bite of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

Health Ministry confirms sixth case of a baby born with Zika virus

During the first 22 weeks of this year there were 175 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus in the country. Of these, 27 are women who contracted the virus during pregnancy.

Zika: Tragedy or Opportunity?

In these epidemics, a window of opportunity appears for social change on behalf of women’s right to control their reproductive capacity.

Zika virus total surpasses 100 cases in Costa Rica

The latest report from the Health Ministry released last week states that there are 107 confirmed cases of Zika virus, 67 of them in the Central Pacific canton of Garabito.

Costa Rica’s rainy season brings rise in Zika cases

Costa Rica's Health Ministry reported 19 cases of Zika in the Pacific beach town of Jacó, and 32 cases nationwide.

No new cases of Zika in Costa Rica in recent weeks

The number of confirmed Zika cases since the beginning of this year remains 12, eight of them contracted in the country, in Guanacaste.

Costa Rica confirms 2 more cases of Zika virus

Costa Rican health officials this week reported the two latest confirmed cases of Zika virus, contracted by a man and woman who recently traveled to Nicaragua. They bring the total number of confirmed cases in Costa Rica to 12.

Tourism sector seeks to calm fears of Zika virus

Authorities and tourism industry leaders are ramping up mosquito fumigation and public information campaigns about Zika in Guanacaste.

Obama seeks $1.9 billion to combat spread of Zika virus

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday asked Congress to set aside $1.9 billion to respond to the Zika virus abroad and to prepare for it in the United States, saying the funds are necessary to halt the spread of the disease and "protect the health and safety of Americans."

Costa Rica confirms first two local cases of Zika virus

Costa Rica Health Ministry officials on Monday confirmed that two women from the community of Sámara, in Guanacaste province, are the first confirmed cases of locally acquired Zika virus.

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