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Montevideo, June 7th 2023 - 23:05 UTC

Health & Science

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Saturday, May 6th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    WHO announces end of Covid-19 “emergency of international concern”

    Countries must not, however, let down their guards, Doctor Tedros insisted

    The World Health Organization (WHO) Friday decided to declare “Covid-19 no longer a health emergency of international concern,” announced Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who added that the malady left “at least 20 million” people dead globally, which is almost threefold the official toll.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 10:38 UTC

    Brazil's Supreme Court lifts secrecy on Bolsonaro's alleged vaccination card fraud

    “President Bolsonaro will be available to the competent authorities, as he always has been, as soon as the defense has access to the records,” said Wajngarten

    Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexander De Moraes lifted the seal of secrecy from the probe into former President Jair Bolsonaro's alleged use of a fake vaccination card to enter the United States, Agencia Brasil reported. In the case, Colonel Mauro Barbosa Cid, a former aide of Bolsonaro's, has been placed under arrest.

  • Thursday, May 4th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    Police raid Bolsonaro's home in Covid-19 vax card probe

    “I did not take the vaccine and that's the end of it,” Bolsonaro told reporters

    Brazilian Federal Police Wednesday morning raided Jair Bolsonaro's home in Brasilia and seized the former President's mobile phone and other evidence in a probe into allegations that the retired Army captain had falsified his Covid-19 vaccination certificate to enter the United States, which he denied.

  • Wednesday, May 3rd 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Uruguay starts vaccinating poultry against avian flu

    The situation “is still in the area of wildlife and backyard poultry, it has not entered into any production system,” Mattos said

    Uruguayan authorities began vaccinating poultry against avian flu with immunizers from the United States, it was reported Tuesday in Montevideo. An additional batch of chemicals is due from Mexico shortly.