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‘Listeria Costaricensis’ Is The New Bacteria Found In An Alajuela Drain

Listeria costaricensis is the official name given to the new bacterial species described by investigators from the Costa Rican Institute of Technology (TEC) in Cartago and the WHO-collaborating center on Listeria at Institut Pasteur, in France. Listeria is a bacterial genus comprising 18 species. Two...

Bacteria in Heredia Hospital Kills Patient, Sends Surgeon To ICU

A patient has died and a surgeon remains in intensive care at the San Vicente de Paul hospital in Heredia, after being infected with the Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria. The healthy 25-year-old woman died on Tuesday, April 10, after giving birth to a girl and suffering...

ATMs dispense more than money: The dirt and dope that’s on your cash

We live in a dirty world. Wherever we go, we are among microbes. Bacteria, fungi and viruses live on our phones, bus seats, door handles and park benches. We pass these tiny organisms to each other when we share a handshake or a seat...

Learn About Tick Removal While Visiting Costa Rica

QHEALTH - Ticks are common in Costa Rica.  The best prevention is observation. Ticks (garrapatas in Spanish) hang out near livestock, but can be found anywhere outdoors, particularly in rural and forested areas. To prevent tick bites wear long sleeves, long pants, hats and shoes...

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