The state of New York declared a disaster emergency on Friday after poliovirus was detected in wastewater samples from Long Island, signaling growing community spread of the virus which can cause paralytic disease.
Brazilian scientists have expressed their concern over a recurrent attitude among parents who have ceased to vaccinate their children against diseases that have been eradicated but which might return without proper care.
Maintenance workers at Córdoba's Neonatal Maternal Hospital found the remains of a fetus in a septic chamber, it was reported Wednesday. It is the same healthcare facility where at least 5 newborns died in mysterious circumstances earlier this year and for which a nurse has been arrested last month.
Former Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo has landed in Buenos Aires to carry on with his recuperation after a stroke almost a month ago in Asunción, for which he underwent surgery.
The Health Committee of Uruguay's Lower House has passed a bill approving euthanasia. The body is now to debate the issue in a plenary session, probably next month, it was reported in Montevideo.
Former Paraguayan President and current Senator Fernando Lugo is to continue his recovery in Argentina, it was announced Monday in Asunción.
Argentina's Health Minister Carla Vizzotti confirmed that the mysterious respiratory disease in the province of Tucumán, which has caused so far 5 deaths, was bilateral pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacteria.
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Friday told reporters that the recent decline in monkeypox cases in North America and Europe proved that shows that the current outbreak of the malady can be stopped.
The Rome-based Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT) found Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro guilty of crimes against humanity and Human Rights violations for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some 21 million people have been placed under sanitary confinement Thursday in the Chinese City of Chengdu as a result of a new outbreak of COVID-19 in a move to tackle an extremely complex and serious pandemic situation, it was reported.