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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 […]

The campaign to eradicate Zika has trampled over women’s rights

The campaign to eradicate Zika has trampled over women’s rights

(Q24N) Pia Riggirozzi, University of Southampton – The World Health Organization declared that the Zika epidemic was an international emergency in February 2016. While the WHO lifted the declaration nine months later, the crisis is far from over. Zika, which has been linked to various neurological and developmental conditions such as microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, […]

Panama Reports More than 400 Cases of The Zika Virus

Panama Reports More than 400 Cases of The Zika Virus

(Prensa Latina) Since the zika virus appeared in November 2015, the public health authorities confirmed a total of 461 cases in Panama, of which 422 correspond to the present year. Among the most affected regions, there are the capital (174 cases) and the region of Guna Yala (136). The Panamanian Public Health Ministry (MINSA) reported […]

Sanofi Pasteur’s Dengue Vaccine Approved in Costa Rica

Sanofi Pasteur’s Dengue Vaccine Approved in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica is one eleven countries to date to approve the Sanofi Pasteur dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia. Sanofi’s vaccines unit, said on Tuesday that its , had received market approval in eleven countries: Costa Rica, Mexico, the Philippines, Brazil, El Salvador, Paraguay, Guatemala, Peru, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease caused […]

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 […]

Ministry of Health Continues To Find Zika Mosquito Breeding Sites

Ministry of Health Continues To Find Zika Mosquito Breeding Sites

QCOSTARICA – It started in Guanacaste, but the Zika virus is now also present in Alajuelita (San Jose) and Jacó. The Health Ministry Vector Control Program coordinator, Dr.Rodrigo Marin, asserted Monday that they had been working hard for a week and a half to control a Zika virus outbreak in Playa Jaco, on Costa Rica’s […]

Zika fears increase demand for abortions in countries where it’s illegal to have one

Zika fears increase demand for abortions in countries where it’s illegal to have one

(Q24N) via Latimes.com – As the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects, spreads across Latin America, the demand for abortions is increasing in countries where there are few legal avenues to obtain one. “It has made the issue more salient and has highlighted the cruelty behind some of these restrictive abortion laws,” […]

Airlines Worry Zika May Be Hurting Americas Travel: IATA CEO

Airlines Worry Zika May Be Hurting Americas Travel: IATA CEO

Q24N (Reuters) The spread of the Zika virus today could threaten the operations of airlines in the Americas by discouraging travel to the region, said the director general of the Association of International Air Transport Association (IATA), Tony Tyler. “A number of members have expressed concern that they may already be seeing some effect on […]

PANAMA: Zika Virus Cases Climbs to 73, One Imported

PANAMA: Zika Virus Cases Climbs to 73, One Imported

(TODAY PANAMA) The number of  cases of Zika virus confirmed in Panama had climbed to 73 by Saturday  February 20, says Health Minister, Francisco Javier Terrientes. Terrientes made the announcement  during a tour of the village of Pacora, where spraying is  underway  in the area of ​​Rio Chico,  a place under investigation for the first […]

Costa Rica On Alert For Possible Arrival Of Zika Virus

Costa Rica On Alert For Possible Arrival Of Zika Virus

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministery of Health (Ministerio de Salud) is on alert for the possible arrival of the Zika virus whose first cases in Latin America were in Brazil in February. The Zika virus is similar to Dengue Fever, with symptoms which include fever, joint and muscle pain, conjunctivitis, headache, weakness, rash, and swelling of the […]