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Source: Wikimedia Commons Implementing Ebola Protocols in Costa Rica Source: Wikimedia Commons Following reports of two individuals being medically screened for the purpose of ruling out an Ebola virus infection, the Director of La Caja, Costa Rica's public health service, has been issuing updates on her agency's implementation of protocols recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent infections and outbreaks of this dangerous disease. As re...
Source: Wikimedia Commons Second Suspected Case of Ebola in Costa Rica Officials from La Caja, Costa Rica's public health system, announced that the second suspected case of Ebola virus infection in the country has been cleared by epidemiologists at Tomas Casas Hospital in Ciudad Cortes of the Osa canton, province of Puntarenas. According to a report filed by health journalist Lady Rojas of online news daily CRHoy.com, the patient in question was evaluated by phys...
deepak 2 Deepak Chopra in Costa Rica Indian-American author, physician and public speaker Deepak Chopra will conduct a conference in Costa Rica at the Centro de Eventos Pedregal in San Antonio of Belen, province of Heredia, on November 24th. Such was the information published by business weekly El Financiero from a wire report released by the Spanish news agency EFE. To this end, event organizer and online ticketing agency eTicket.cr...
Source: Wikimedia Commons Business Impact of the Anti-Tobacco Law in Costa Rica Source: Wikimedia Commons Amidst a growing smuggling trade in cigarettes, the Law 9028 on Tobacco Control and Its Harmful Effects on Health has also impacted the once-thriving tobacco industry in Costa Rica. According to a recent press release by market research firm Euromonitor International, tobacco industry executives in Costa Rica has responded with pricing and marketing strategies within ...
Organo-Gold-225x136 Organo Gold Coffee in Costa Rica: MLM Scam or Miracle Cure? A controversial multi-level marketing (MLM) system based in Canada recently announced the inauguration of a new chapter in Costa Rica. The name of this MLM system is Organo Gold, and its main feature is instant coffee. The Facebook Timeline of Organo Gold Costa Rica posted a message on October 4th that stated:   Today we make history as thousands of people in Costa Rica who have believed ...
Source: Wikimedia Commons First Suspected Case of Ebola in Costa Rica   Source: Wikimedia Commons A gentleman from Ghana was taken to the Calderón Guardia Hospital in the capital city of San Jose on Saturday afternoon for the purpose of ruling out infection by the Ebola virus. According to a report filed by Karla Barquero of online news daily CRHoy.com, the man was approached by officers from the Fuerza Publica (the national police force of Costa Rica) d...
Diplomats andresearchers in Hamburg. Vielen Dank! Costa Rica Strengthens Diplomatic Ties With Germany   Diplomats andresearchers in Hamburg. The Ambassador of Costa Rica to the Federal Republic of Germany, Jose Joaquin Chaverri, recently visited the prestigious Technical University of Hamburg, an institution of research and higher learning that is considered a global leader in the fields of technology, environmental science, and nanotechnology. This university teaches more than 6,500 s...
Source: Wikimedia Commons Health Officials Issue Ebola Alert in Costa Rica Shortly after the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States, national health authorities in Costa Rica reported that the country is now on alert for this potentially deadly virus.   Source: Wikimedia Commons As reported by health sciences journalist Lady Rojas of online news daily CRHoy, Director of Health Surveillance Mary Ethel Trejos said that the world is now experi...
Source: Wikimedia Commons When Crocodiles Attack in Costa Rica An adult male whose identity has not been revealed was attacked this morning by a caiman at the National Technical University (Spanish initials: UTN) in Atenas, canton of Grecia, province of Alajuela.   As reported by Pablo Rojas of online news daily CRHoy.com, the Red Cross municipal detachment in Atenas responded to the dangerous wildlife/human encounter around 10:00 am on Wednesday. ...
fer-de-lance snake Costa Rica Dangerous Terciopelo (Pit Viper) Bite in Costa Rica (VIDEO) A few months ago, The Costa Rica Star published an article that described an unusual situation: Last year, a 40-year old man found himself naked in a lush rainforest of Costa Rica. He was looking for something to eat when he disrupted the habitat of a large terciopelo (fer-de-lance) snake, which he proceeded to kill with a stick. The killing of the reptile, which you can watch here, was filmed by...

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