A possible first case of influenza A/H1N1 has been detected in Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile, according to local sanitary authorities. The 24 year old man reacted positive to an indirect immune-fluorescence (IFI) test which identifies the A human influenza virus but further tests are needed to determine if it is the H1N1 variant that is spreading worldwide.
A newly released yearly ranking of the best business schools in Latinamerica conducted by América Economia Intelligence placed six Chilean Universities among the top 20.
Chile, with a total of over 300 confirmed infections, became the first country in South America to confirm a death of the new influenza virus A/H1N1, the Chilean government said Tuesday.
Scientists of Chile’s Universidad Católica (UC) have discovered several varieties of the algae Porphyra in Chile. The Department of Ecology at UC has been studying the details of the reproductive cycle of the algae in order to replicate it in the lab
Eighty-three passengers disembarked in Australia Saturday from the swine flu ship Pacific Dawn after it was allowed to dock in Brisbane, officials said.
For another year in a row the World Health Organization (WHO) declares May 31 for a world no-smoking day. It draws global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to its negative health effects. Every year the WHO joins all the people worldwide around a topic towards reducing tobacco consumption. This year’s subject is: health warning messages on the packaging of cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Uruguay’s Public Health Minister, María Julia Muñoz, confirmed the first two cases of influenza A (H1N1) in her country during a press conference Wednesday. One of the two Uruguayans infected is 24-years-old and the other is a 15-year-old minor, who had both travelled to Argentina and returned to their country without apparent symptoms.
Paraguay, Colombia and Bolivia have been confirmed to the list of countries declared free of foot and mouth disease with vaccination at the current World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) 77th session in Paris.
An isolated hut in Antarctica favoured by explorer Sir Edmund Hillary has burnt down after a fuel leak during a routine inspection at minus 35C. Antarctica New Zealand said the iconic A-frame timber and bitumen hut on the Ross Ice Shelf went up in flames during re-ignition of the heater. A spokesman said the hut, stationed on the ice since 1971, ”will be sadly missed
Medieval European fishermen first took to the open seas in about AD1.000 as a result of a sharp decline in large freshwater fish, scientists have suggested. They say the decline was probably the result of rising population and pollution levels.