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Costa Rica Confirms 307 Zika Cases in 2017

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    Costa Rica Confirms 307 Zika Cases

    San Jose, Oct 3.- Statistics from the Ministry of Health of Costa Rica confirm today 307 Zika cases in the first 38 weeks of 2017, while notifying 2,124 people likely to carry that dangerous arbovirus.

    The weekly bulletin of the Directorate of Vector Control and the Costa Rican Institute for Research and Teaching in Nutrition and Health reports that among the confirmed cases are 60 pregnant women and four are likely to carry the disease. So far this year, four confirmed cases of a congenital syndrome associated with this condition were reported, as well as four other probable cases.

    In 2016, 1,614 Zika cases were reported in this Central American nation, of 6,835 suspected cases, 2,814 of which were discarded. Two cases of congenital syndromes and two neurological diseases associated with the dangerous virus were confirmed...