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Montevideo, May 30th 2023 - 10:23 UTC

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  • Monday, May 29th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    New strain of Covid-19 virus detected in Ecuador

    The new variant has already been identified in other Latin American countries such as Guatemala, Chile and Brazil.

    Ecuadorian authorities have reported the appearance of a new strain of SARS-CoV-2 in the South American country and upped the biosecurity measures in force accordingly, it was announced during the weekend by the National Institute of Public Health Research (INSPI) in Quito, where the asymptomatic patient is.

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  • Monday, May 29th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Yellow fever deaths recorded again in São Paulo

    Authorities have upped their vaccination strategy to avoid an outbreak

    After two years without any cases, São Paulo health authorities reported during the weekend that two patients had died from yellow fever this year after four people were infected. Although both fatalities took place in the State of São Paulo, one of the victims was a resident of Minas Gerais. The State had had no cases of the disease since 2020 when one record was confirmed.

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  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 10:57 UTC

    Argentine mathematician awarded the Abel Prize, the highest distinction in the field

    The Abel Prize recognizes achievements in mathematics at any stage of a mathematician’s career

    The World Math Abel Prize was awarded to an Argentine professor and researcher, Luis Caffarelli for his work on “Partial Differential Equations.” It is the first time a Latin American citizen receives such a prize, whose research has been crucial to help describe phenomena such as the flow of water and demographic growth.

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  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    WHO forecasts new pandemic, deadlier than Covid-19, is coming up

    Tedros also called on world leaders to take preventive measures to avoid a global meltdown

    World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tuesday warned of a new pandemic coming up in the near future, which will be deadlier than Covid-19 and would be caused by ”another emerging pathogen with even more deadly potential.” It would be a Covid-19 variant, Tedros also explained.

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  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    Brazil declares bird flu emergency

    Agriculture and Livestock Minister Carlos Favaro signed the ordinance dated May 22

    Brazilian authorities have decreed a nationwide animal health emergency, it was published Tuesday in an extra issue of the Diário Oficial da União (Official Gazette), Agencia Brasil reported. Agriculture and Livestock Minister Carlos Favaro signed the ordinance dated May 22 which will be effective for the next 180 days.

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  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 09:59 UTC

    Argentina and Brazil to eliminate cell phone roaming between both countries?

    Ambassador Scioli met Tuesday with Communications Minister Juscelino Filho

    Argentina's Ambassador to Brazil Daniel Scioli and Communications Minister Juscelino Filho Tuesday agreed to advance towards the suppression of roaming between both countries in a new step of the Mercosur integration process heralded by Presidents Alberto Ferenández and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

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  • Monday, May 22nd 2023 - 09:04 UTC

    Paraguay confirms 3 outbreaks of bird flu; could be more

    Martin said migratory birds flying through the region could have been vectors of the disease

    According to Paraguay's National Animal Health and Quality Service (Senacsa) President Dr. José Carlos Martin, there were already three confirmed outbreaks of avian influenza in the South American country's Chaco region by Sunday, while two others were still under investigation.

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  • Thursday, May 18th 2023 - 11:09 UTC

    BAS ends 2022/23 Antarctic field season with over sixty science projects

    Scientists at Signy were tracking the migration of chinstrap penguins.

    The British Antarctic Survey 2022/23 Antarctic field season has ended, marking the conclusion of another successful year of scientific exploration in one of the world’s most remote and challenging environments.

  • Wednesday, May 17th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Argentine researchers announce discovery regarding ibuprofen production

    Thanks to biotechnology these microorganisms are also used in the manufacture of chemical and pharmaceutical products

    A team of researchers from the Center for Plant Protein Research (CIProVe) and the Center for Research and Development in Applied Sciences Dr. Jorge J. Ronco (Cindeca), both from the School of Exact Sciences of the National University of La Plata (UNLP) announced that the fungus Candida antarctica has a series of properties that make the manufacture of Ibuprofen more efficient, Diario Hoy reported.

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    WHO declares end of monkeypox emergency

    MPOX and Covid 19: “Both viruses continue to circulate and both continue to kill,” Tedros warned

    Monkeypox, or MPOX, is no longer a global health emergency, the World Health Organization declared Thursday after a nearly one-year-long alert for the disease that resulted in 87,000 confirmed cases in 111 countries, and 140 deaths recorded worldwide.