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PAHO urges countries not to require covid-19 tests from travelers

QCOSTARICA - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) urged countries not to require covid-19 tests from travelers, insisting that they give a 'false sense of security', and asked not to place them at the center of travel policies. "PAHO does not recommend relying on laboratory...

PAHO: Costa Rica has the highest COVID-19 incidence rate in Central America

QCOSTARICA - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) highlighted this Wednesday that COVID-19 cases are stabilizing in much of Central America, taking into account the figures reported in the last week. However, Carissa Etienne, the Director of PAHO, representative of the World Organization of Health...

New rapid antigen tests could transform COVID-19 response in the Americas

QREPORTS - The new affordable, reliable antigen diagnostic tests recently approved by WHO that can be performed anywhere are set to transform the region’s COVID-19 response by allowing health workers to carry out accurate, rapid testing, even in remote communities, Pan American Health Organization...

PAHO considers it unnecessary covid-19 tests or quarantines for international travel

QCOSTARICA - Swabs and compliance with quarantine for tourists entering a country are considered unnecessary by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The PAHO warned that these measures generate a false sense of security. It also suggested that countries "not depend on quarantines or diagnostic tests...

Nicaragua has stopped providing data on COVID-19 says PAHO

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) – Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) in Spanish – assured this Tuesday that the Nicaraguan government has failed to provide data on the impact of COVID-19 in its country. According to PAHO, the situation in Nicaragua with COVID-19...

Latin America is better prepared to face COVID-19

Epidemiologist Dr. Jorge Victoria asserts the experience of Latin America and the Caribbean in the prevention of viruses and diseases such as measles and H1NI, which "allowed them to strengthen their diagnostic and response capacity" and is today the main strength in the fight...

In less than a month Costa Rica will have the test to determine suspecious cases of coronavirus

In less than a month, the new COVID-19 could be detected in the country without the need for the sample to be sent to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States. Daniel Salas, Minister of Health, confirmed that they have already requested...


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