AH1N1 virus blamed for 7 deaths in Costa Rica this month
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AH1N1 virus blamed for 7 deaths in Costa Rica this month

L. Arias - December 31, 2015

At least seven people have died this month in Costa Rica from the AH1N1 virus, the president of the Social Security System, or Caja, said Wednesday. María del Rocío…

Cartago hospital confirms death from AH1N1 virus
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Cartago hospital confirms death from AH1N1 virus

L. Arias - December 29, 2015

Max Peralta Hospital in Cartago province has confirmed that a patient died last week of complications caused by AH1N1, also known as swine flu. Hospital director Alexánder Sánchez…

Costa Rica health officials confirm 2 new cases of H1N1 flu virus
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Costa Rica health officials confirm 2 new cases of H1N1 flu virus

L. Arias - December 21, 2015

The director of San Carlos Hospital in northern Costa Rica, Edgar Carrillo Rojas, on Monday confirmed that doctors are treating two patients diagnosed with the H1N1 flu virus. Both…

Vaccination campaign against influenza to start this month at public hospitals
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Vaccination campaign against influenza to start this month at public hospitals

L. Arias - April 13, 2015

Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or Caja, will launch its annual vaccination campaign against seasonal influenza on April 27, hoping to double the number of people who get the…

Vaccination against influenza starts next month in Costa Rica
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Vaccination against influenza starts next month in Costa Rica

L. Arias - February 24, 2015

The Social Security System, or Caja, will conduct a campaign to vaccinate some 550,000 people against influenza viruses between March and April. The campaign represents an investment…

It’s respiratory virus season, cautions National Children’s Hospital
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It’s respiratory virus season, cautions National Children’s Hospital

L. Arias - May 5, 2014

Doctors at the National Children's Hospital (HNN) in San José issued a call this week for parents and caregivers to take preventive action to help reduce the…

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Get your flu vaccinations here!

L. Arias - November 8, 2013

Public hospitals from Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or Caja, on Monday will launch a national vaccination campaign against the influenza virus. The official start date for…

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Costa Rican health officials alarmed at spike in respiratory illnesses

L. Arias - September 24, 2013

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry last week reported that 40 people – 23 women and 17 men – have died this year from complications linked to respiratory viruses.…

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Costa Rican health officials confirm eight deaths from AH1N1 virus

L. Arias - July 18, 2013

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed the eighth death this year from the AH1N1 influenza virus. The latest cases were patients at Hospital México in the capital who…

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Annual vaccination against influenza begins early

L. Arias - December 5, 2012

Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or Caja, on Monday will launch its annual vaccination program against influenza, two months earlier than expected. The decision to move forward…