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Health & Science

  • Tuesday, May 2nd 2023 - 10:03 UTC

    Unvaxed travelers allowed back into the US shortly

    The measure becomes effective May 11 together with the end of the health emergency

    The United States administration of President Joseph Biden has lifted the mandatory requirement of Covid-19 vaccination for travelers wanting to enter its territory, effective May 11, it was announced in Washington DC. The measure was in force since 2021.

  • Sunday, April 30th 2023 - 14:34 UTC

    Japanese vaccine against dengue approved for use in Argentina

    Between week 15 and week 16, there were 15,393 new infections, it was reported

    Argentine health authorities have approved the use of a Japanese vaccine against dengue that needs to be administered in two doses three months apart from one another, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Saturday, April 29th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    SARS cases on the rise in Brazil

    The Infogripe bulletin stressed the importance of vaccination

    While insisting on the importance of vaccination against Covid-19 and flu, Brazil's Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) denounced a rise in the number of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) cases in 19 out of 27 in the last 6 weeks ending April 15, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Thursday, April 27th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    AMLO sends message showing he is recovering well from Covid-19

    AMLO said he would live through his entire presidential term, which finishes in September next year, despite his adversaries' wishes

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) Wednesday posted a video on social media saying he was recovering well from his bout of Covid-19. Interior Minister Adán López Hernández said the head of state would resume his duties before the weekend.

  • Wednesday, April 26th 2023 - 09:45 UTC

    New strain of Covid-19 detected: Arcturus

    Arcturus “has already replaced other circulating variants” in India, the WHO reported

    Scientists in India have detected at least 3,000 daily cases of a new subvariant of Covid-19 which has been dubbed “Arcturus” and is a sublineage of the Omicron version. The new strain has been reported to spread fast and affect even the vaccinated population. It also produces unforeseen symptoms.

  • Monday, April 24th 2023 - 10:49 UTC

    Revolutionary method to be used in Brazil against dengue

    The transmission of dengue can be reduced by up to 77%, according to trial results

    Scientists in Brazil are working on a large-scale mosquito factory in a move to protect up to 70 million people from viruses such as dengue, it was reported by the journal Nature.

  • Monday, April 24th 2023 - 10:18 UTC

    AMLO down with Covid-19 again

    López Obrador tested positive for Covid-19 in Jan. 2021 and Jan. 2022

    Mexico's 69-year-old President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) Sunday announced he had tested positive for Covid-19 for the third time in his life and was therefore returning to the Federal District (DF) to remain in isolation. All his engagements have been canceled until further notice.

  • Monday, April 24th 2023 - 10:15 UTC

    Uruguayan authorities tackle chikungunya

    “It can be painful at the joint level but [chikungunya] usually is not a serious disease,” Rando said

    Uruguay's Health Minister Karina Rando and Undersecretary José Luis Satdjián Saturday visited Paysandú, where seven cases of chikungunya were confirmed in patients who had no travel history.

  • Monday, April 24th 2023 - 09:20 UTC

    Chile reports first human case of avian influenza; Uruguay begins vaccination in commercial poultry farms

    Uruguay agriculture minister Fernando Mattos announced the start of mandatory vaccination on May 2nd of all laying hens in commercial farms

    The Ministry of Health of Chile notified WHO of the detection of human infection with avian influenza A(H5) virus. The patient is a 53-year-old male from the Region of Antofagasta in the north of Chile. He had no history of comorbidities or recent travel.

  • Thursday, April 20th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    BAS Rothera Research Station has new scientific and operational support facility

    The Discovery Building at Rothera Research Station, Antarctica.

    Work got underway on the latest of the Royal Navy’s next-generation submarine hunters, a £840m Type 26 frigate warship which will carry the name and motto – Forward – of England’s second city, Birmingham, around the globe for a quarter of a century.A new scientific and operational support facility at Rothera Research Station for British Antarctic Survey has been made weather-tight, with the cladding complete and an operations tower installed.