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Horses join the fight against the coronavirus in Costa Rica

Horses joined the fight against COVID-19 in Costa Rica and will even put up their blood to defeat the virus that has the world on its knees. The horses will not suffer in the process. Scientists at the Clodomiro Picado Institute, of the University of...

Coronavirus genome in Costa Rica: came from the USA, Germany and Brazil

The new coronavirus that circulates in Costa Rica does not have the same genome as that found in China, the country where it originated. Its composition indicates rather that it comes from the United States and other clusters that have fallen in other countries,...

Second Wave of COVID-19 Imminent if Wuhan Lockdown Measures Lifted Too Soon – Study

A study published in The Lancet medical journal Thursday warns that relaxing the quarantine measures in the Chinese city of Wuhan - the first epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak - too soon could result in a second wave of coronavirus cases. “Restrictions on activities in...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: 113 Confirmed Cases, 2 Deaths

The Ministry of Health reported this Friday that the number of people infected in the country reached 113: of which 46 are women and 67 men. They are 104 Costa Ricans and 7 foreigners affected in 27 cantones. Of the infected, 97 are adults, 9...

Guatemala Declares Covid-19 Yellow Alert

Due to the rapid expansion of the coronavirus in Latin America, the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conred) of Guatemala established a yellow alert to the potential risk of the Covid-19. According to the Conred, the alert establishes continuous surveillance and monitoring of the threat...

A coronavirus ‘super spreader’ was identified

(CNBC)A British businessman who likely contracted coronavirus in Singapore, and traveled to France, Switzerland and England, is being dubbed a “super spreader” of the virus, because he has infected at least 11 people, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The man, Steve Walsh, said he has...

McDonald’s Costa Rica is not giving away combos on WhatsApp

If you got a message on WhatsApp telling you that McDonald's is giving away combos, the info is false. The fake news was revealed on McDonad Costa Rica's official Facebook page. The post told clients that it is best not to open the WhatsApp link,...

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...

Zika Outbreak Worsens In Jacó

QCOSTARICA - The outbreak of the Zika virus in the Central Pacific town of Jaco has worsened, health officials reporting 10 new cases last week. According to the Ministry of Health, in just seven days, the number of cases went from 67 to 77...

Zika Virus Outbreak in Jaco: 19 Cases So Far

QCOSTARICA - The number of patients with the Zika virus has reached 19 in the Pacific coastal community of Jaco, Puntarenas. Health Minister Fernando Llorca said the increase in the number of cases in the area is no surprise, given the large "mobile" population in...

Joselyn Perez: “I Am a Happy Mother Because Zika Did Not Affect My Baby”

QCOSTARICA by Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, Vozdeguancaste.com - “Look, I do not want to talk to any of you . A lot has been said and it has hurt us.” That is how we were received by Joselyn Perez Valencia, who became the first confirmed...

Karolina’s Story: Living with Chagas

(Q24N) by Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, Vozdeguanacaste - This is the message that Karolina Paniagua Paniagua, a resident of Hojancha, sent us after reading the article published in this year’s January issue of The Voice of Guanacaste, wanting to share her story and let people...

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...

US, Brazil Join Forces to Fight Zika Virus

(Q24N via AP) GENEVA - The head of the World Health Organization's Zika response team is predicting that Brazil will host a "fantastic Olympics" and that the mosquito-borne virus will be "way down" by the time the Summer Games begin in Rio de Janeiro...

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...

Pregnant Tica Could Be First Indigenous Case of Zika In The Country

QCOSTARICA - A pregnant women with 36 weeks gestation could become the first autochthonous case of the Zika virus in Costa Rica, reports Chrhoy.com According to the report, the Minister of Health, Dr. Fernando Llorca, confirms this is a woman in Guanacaste with a "very...

Costa Rica Tourism Reports Few Cancellations Due To The Zika Virus

QCOSTARICA - Very few tourists, mainly pregnant women, have cancelled their trips to Costa Rica after the country was included in the list of nations with the Zika virus. In report by La Nacion, says the information was confirmed by the Minister of Tourism, Mauricio...

Zika Virus: Colombia Confirms Three Deaths

TODAY COLOMBIA - Colombia has confirmed the first three deaths of patients infected with the Zika virus who had contracted a seemingly related disease that attacks the nervous system and causes paralysis. Alejandro Gaviria, the health minister, told the Guardian that another two deaths caused...

The Three Letter Word Missing From the Zika Virus Warnings

Q24N - Two articles today on the Zika virus say a great deal about the way the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and about people in Central and South America. And yes, its relevant. The Washington Post says the CDC is "incredibly condescending"...

Ministry of Health Fumigates All of Nosara Due to Possible Appearance of Zika

QCOSTARICA  by Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, Vozdeguanacaste.com - As if the cases of Dengue and Chikungunya in Nicoya weren’t enough already, now the Zika virus threatens to overshadow the inhabitants of the canton and the country after the Atlanta Center for Disease Control and Prevention...

One Mosquito, Three Viruses

The Aedes aegypti, one mosquito, three viruses.

Caja Reports Ten Deaths From AH1N1; 54 Patients in Four Hospitals

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) - Costa Rica Social Security - has confirmed the number of deaths from the AH1N1 virus is not at ten: five at the San Carlos hospital, three at the San Rafael hospital in Alajuela, one...

Costa Rica Confirms 7 Deaths To AH1N1 Virus

QCOSTARICA - Authorities of the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) - Costa Rican Social Security - confirmed Tuesday the death this month of seven people from the AH1N1 virus. The deaths occurred in the hospital in San Carlos, the Max Peralta and another private...

Zika Virus Expected In Costa Rica In The Coming Weeks

(EFE, with additional reporting by the Q) - The Zika virus, which has spread across a large part of Latin America, is the cause of abnormally small heads in newborn babies, a condition known as microcephaly, Brazil's Health Ministry confirmed Saturday. In Costa Rica, Ministry...

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