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Tuesday 27 June 2017

What Is Zika? Ministry of Health Website Aims To Inform Population and Health Workers

QCOSTARICA | What is the Zika virus? How is it transmitted? What are the symptoms? How can we...

MEP Employee Fired For Alcoholism Must Be Reinstated

Costa Rica's Constitutional Court or Sala IV has ordered the Ministerio de Educación Pública (MEP) to reinstate an...

CCSS Endorses Medicinal Use of Marijuana

QCOSTARICA - The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes and research has received the endorsement of Costa Rica's...

Costa Rica Decrees ‘Preventive’ Emergency Over Zika

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health and National Emergency Commission - Ministerio de Salud and the Comisión Nacional...

First Homegrown Case Of Chikungunya in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA NEWS -- The Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) confirmed today, Saturday, the first case of...

New Medication To Treat Blood Clots Now Available In Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA HEALTH - A blood thinner that treats and prevents blood clots, Xarelto, is now available in Costa...

Ninth Flu Victim Dies

As if doctors in Costa Rica did not have enough to worry about with a rising tide of...

Guanacaste Woman First Death From Dengue This Year

A Guanacaste woman is the first fatailty of dengue since 2010, this was confirmed by the Ministry of...

How to Get Back in Shape this Summer

By:Jane Marchant- Licensed physiotherapist and yoga teacher, Vozdeguanacaste With the New Year may come the resolution to get (back)...

First Lung Transplant of Adult Performed in Costa Rica

A 26 year old man is the first adult in Costa Rica to undergo a lung transplant, following...

Myths and Truths About Costa Rica Home Remedies For Cold Season

By Oliver Perez. Voz de Guanacaste - The climate of Costa Rica makes it easy to catch colds, but...

Bovine Rabies Outbreak Detected In Puriscal (San Jose) Farm

QCOSTARICA - The Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (SENASA) - National Animal Health Service - has identified an...

Chikungunya Virus Threatens Tourism

QCOSTARICA - Seven confirmed cases and 180 suspected is the tally of the Chikungunya virus in Guanacaste and...

Worms and Weevils Found In Rice Delivery To Hospital Mexico

QCOSTARICA - The Nutrition Service at the Hospital Mexico says it detected worms and weevils in a recent...

Health Officials Alarmed Over Rise in Dengue

The number of Dengue fever cases in Costa Rica has quadrupled the number of cases recorded last year...

Female Condom Is Well Accepted by Costa Rican Women

COSTA RICA HEALTH NEWS - A recent study by Costa Rica's Social Security (Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social...

Medical Tourism Increases in Costa Rica, Competes with Mexico

Pearl white sands, lush rainforests, majestic waterfalls and wisdom teeth removal? Welcome to Costa Rica, a tropical getaway...

Cases Of Dengue Keeps Increasing

The number of cases of Dengue keeps increasing, with more than 7.000 cases so far this year, and...

Costa Rica Among World’s Top Destinations For Medical Tourism

QCOSTARICA - Healthcare seekers contemplating value-based treatment overseas and looking for just the right destination should know that...

American Tourist May Be First Case of Homegrown Zika Virus

QCOSTARICA | An American tourist who may have contracted the Zika virus in Costa Rica, is being tested...

Dengue Cases On The Decline

The Ministra de Salud (Health), Daisy Corrales, tells us that the number of Dengue cases is on the...

Four Cases of Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy) Detected in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA NEWS - Despite being now called Hansen's Disease and classed as a curable illness, leprosy still...

Costa Rica Flu Vaccination Begins Monday

Starting Monday, Costa Rica Health official will begin a vaccination campaign against influenza or flu, targeting thousands in...

Costa Rica Confirms First case of Zika-associated Syndrome

(Q Costa Rica) Health officials on Thursday confirmed the first local case of the potentially fatal Guillain-Barre syndrome...

¢8 Million The Tally on No Smoking Fines

More than a year after the Ley de Control del Tabaco (Anti-Tobacco Law) went into effect, the Ministry...

Bacteria in Contaminated Water Responsible For Increase in Diarrhea

COSTA RICA NEWS -- Health officials say they have seen an increase in cases of diarrhea this year,...

Bacterial Meningitis that Killed 7 in New York Attacked 4 in Costa Rica

The same bacterial meningitis that killed seven in New York has attacked four people in Costa Rica this...

Health Confirms Death of Six Month Old Baby To H1N1 Flu Virus (Swine Flu)

QCOSTARICA The Health Ministry (Ministerio de Salud) confirmed the 29th victim of the H1N1 virus since December, the...

French Tourist First Confirmed Case of Chikungunya In Costa Rica

COSTA RICA NEWS - A French tourist is the first confirmed case of the Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in...

112 People Died In Costa Rica Last Year Due To Respiratory Viruses

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - A total of 112 people died in Costa Rica in 2016 as a...

Ticas Have Access Similar To “Morning After Pill”

Although Costa Rica has not yet approved the "morning after pill" the Asociación Demográfica Costarricense (ADC) is recommending...

Man Sues Caja For Delays In Surgery And Wins

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - The story begins in 2005, when a man, identified by his last name,...

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(Q24N) Uber may be assisting in illegal immigration, some Mexican officials claim. Arnulfo Leon Campos of Mexico’s National Institute of Migration said that transporters of...

Former Ecuador President Correa Calls Trump “Stupid” and Brazil President a “Traitor”

(Q24N) In an interview with the EFE news agency, former President of Ecuador Rafael Correa broke his silence this weekend, with some harsh words...

Mob Turns Violent Againt Police At End Of Soccer Game in San Carlos

A dispute among soccer fans in the final between local teams, Florencia and El Progreso de la Tigra, in Santa Clara de Carlos, turned...

Venezuela’s Maduro Demands Army Loyalty amid New Arrests to Prevent Opposition “Coup”

TODAY VENEZEULA - This weekend was Venezuela’s Army Day, marking the 196th Battle of Carabobo, an important victory that led to the country’s independence. The...

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LGBT March San Jose 2017

Q COSTA RICA - San Jose was filled with color this Sunday to celebrate sexual diversity and demand equal rights for the Lesbian, Gay,...

“We Cannot Let Down Our Guard,” Experts Say On Simultaneous Activity Of Three Volcanos

It's been a while, in fact since 1987 that Costa Rica did not register the simultaneous activity of three volcanos and experts warn that...

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Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

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Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart, for example, why Costa Ricans pick one product over another?...

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QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

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