Costa Rica’s flu death toll rises to 5

July 10, 2009

The death of a woman expecting twins pushed Costa Rica´s number of influenza A(H1N1)-related deaths up to five on Saturday.

Twenty-five-year-old Juana Bodán was five months pregnant when she died Saturday, the daily La Nación reported Sunday. The fetuses died a few hours before Bodán´s death.

“She received all the medical attention … in the hospital, but her pregnancy and obesity are risk factors that really complicate the condition of a patient with this virus,” María Luisa Avila told La Nación.

Costa Rica has reported more than 270 cases of A(H1N1), according to the World Health Organization, although most of the cases have not been severe.

You may be interested

Honduran opposition protesters take to the streets
Central America
348 views
Central America
348 views

Honduran opposition protesters take to the streets

Noe Leiva / AFP - December 15, 2017

Supporters of the leftist opposition in Honduras blocked streets in various cities around that country on Friday, despite political repression,…

Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada
Please Send Coffee!
1449 views
Please Send Coffee!
1449 views

Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada

Gustavo Díaz Cruz - December 14, 2017

My mom named me Gustavo Adolfo. I was born in Puntarenas, next to the sea, but my home was in…

Response to disaster: aid successes, struggles in post-Maria Puerto Rico
Weather
1286 views
Weather
1286 views

Response to disaster: aid successes, struggles in post-Maria Puerto Rico

John McPhaul - December 13, 2017

As Costa Rica joins many other nations in looking back upon the horrendous 2017 hurricane season, longtime Tico Times contributor…