Zika virus total surpasses 100 cases in Costa Rica
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Zika virus total surpasses 100 cases in Costa Rica

L. Arias - June 20, 2016

Costa Rica's tally of confirmed Zika cases exceeded 100 last week, according to the Health Ministry. The June 15 report stated there are 107 confirmed cases of Zika virus,…

Despite Zika virus, Garabito mayor says “no chance” World Surfing Games will be cancelled
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Costa Rica
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Despite Zika virus, Garabito mayor says “no chance” World Surfing Games will be cancelled

Michael Krumholtz - May 27, 2016

In the last week, 13 more cases of the Zika virus have been reported in Garabito on Costa Rica's Central Pacific, leaving the canton with 44 total cases, according to…

Costa Rica’s rainy season brings rise in Zika cases
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s rainy season brings rise in Zika cases

L. Arias - May 12, 2016

The number of people in Costa Rica who have contracted the mosquito-borne Zika virus reached 32 this week, the Health Ministry reported Wednesday. More than half of the cases are…

Tire mosquito trap could boost Zika control
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Tire mosquito trap could boost Zika control

AFP - April 7, 2016

OTTAWA, Canada -- Researchers said Thursday they have found a way to fashion a cheap mosquito trap out of old tires that can collect thousands of eggs that may…

Zika declines in some nations
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Latin America
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Zika declines in some nations

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - April 1, 2016

In several Latin American nations hit hard by the Zika epidemic, the transmission of the virus appears to have peaked, with the number of infections declining in…

Why ultrasounds may give mothers with Zika a false sense of security
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Why ultrasounds may give mothers with Zika a false sense of security

Lena H. Sun | The Washington Post - March 31, 2016

Zika successfully hid through nearly half of a Washington D.C. woman's pregnancy, its damage to her fetus not showing despite a series of early ultrasounds. But suddenly…

No new cases of Zika in Costa Rica in recent weeks
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No new cases of Zika in Costa Rica in recent weeks

L. Arias - March 27, 2016

Health Ministry officials said last week that they have not recorded any new cases of people infected with Zika virus since early March. The number of confirmed cases since the…

Costa Rica ambassador in US warns of Zika vulnerabilities
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica ambassador in US warns of Zika vulnerabilities

Larry Luxner - March 24, 2016

WASHINGTON — Costa Rica's ambassador to the U.S. touted this week his country's success in keeping the mosquito-borne Zika virus in check, but warned of vulnerabilities and stressed the…

Despite Zika fears, Guanacaste hotels are booked for Easter holiday
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Despite Zika fears, Guanacaste hotels are booked for Easter holiday

L. Arias - March 17, 2016

The confirmation of the first cases of local transmission of Zika virus in Costa Rica did not have a negative effect on reservations at hotels in the…

Vaccine against dengue virus is 100 percent effective: study
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Vaccine against dengue virus is 100 percent effective: study

Kerry Sheridan | AFP - March 16, 2016

MIAMI -- An experimental vaccine against dengue, the world's most common mosquito-borne virus, was 100 percent effective in early trials and could speed up the pace of…