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Guillain-Barre syndrome

16 Year-Old and 40 Year-Old Give Birth To Babies With Microcephaly

16 Year-Old and 40 Year-Old Give Birth To Babies With Microcephaly

Q COSTA RICA –  In Puntarenas, a week ago, a 16 year-old girl and a 40 year-old woman gave birth to babies with microcephaly. The Costa Rica Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud) classifies the cases of microcephaly as “probable”, as there is still a lack of evidence to associate this congenital malformation with the […]

Ministry Of Health Health Confirms The First Two Pregnant Women With Zika This Year

Q COSTA RICA – The Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud) confirmed Wednesday the first two pregnant women infected with the Zika virus in the first weeks of the year. In addition, seven probable cases of infected women are under investigation. Health officials did not reveal the origin or further details about the gestation period. […]

Costa Rica Confirms First case of Zika-associated Syndrome

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 associated with the Zika virus. The  Ministerio de Salud Avanzada (ministry of Health) said in a press release, after receiving confirmation from the Instituto Costarricense de Investigación y Enseñanza en Nutrición y Salud (Inciensa), that a 14-year-old […]