No need to declare emergency over Ebola threat, says health official
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Ebola
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No need to declare emergency over Ebola threat, says health official

Zach Dyer - October 25, 2014

As new cases of the Ebola virus loom abroad, including one in New York, another virus has claimed 31 lives in Costa Rica so far this year:…

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…

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Caja distributes influenza vaccine

Tico Times - March 1, 2012

Costa Rica’s annual vaccination program against influenza (two strains of influenza A and one strain of influenza B) was officially launched Thursday at Santamaría Senior Care Center…

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Caja to distribute flu vaccines next week

Tico Times - February 21, 2012

The Social Security System (Caja) announced that the first shipment of influenza vaccines arrived Tuesday and is being cleared by customs. The trivalent vaccine protects against two…