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Shigellosis in Central America
(Shigellosis: a continuing global problem:ICDDR,Bangladesh p 26-38, 1983)
Shigella infections are very common in Central America, except in Costa Rica and Panama where prevalence rates are low. Shigellosis is the most serious among all the specific diarrhoeas, due to its invasive character, systemic ...
Investing in education and health versus militarism: the case of Costa Rica
(IPPNW Report [International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War, Boston] Report 2(3):22 -25, 1984)
Costa Rica has a rather humble ancestry of tribal aborigines blended with poor and mostly illiterate colonizing Spaniards, and with a later and very modest immigration of other Europeans. A rural agricultural society ...