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Montevideo, June 8th 2023 - 08:06 UTC

Health & Science

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, April 19th 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    Argentine ice breaker Almirante Irizar back in Ushuaia signals the end of 2022/23 Antarctica season

    Almirante Irizar

    Argentine icebreaker ARA Almirante Irizar is back in Ushuaia following its round of visits to Antarctica stations leaving all ready for the personnel that remained preparing for the long dark winter months. This has also meant the official end of the Argentine Antarctic Campaign 2022/23, which takes place under the operational command of the Joint Antarctic Command.

  • Sunday, April 16th 2023 - 12:15 UTC

    Dutch gov't to extend euthanasia option to children aged 1 to 12

    “This is a very complex subject that deals with harrowing situations that you would not wish on anyone,” Kuipers said

    Dutch Health Minister Ernst Kuipers Friday announced that regulations were being drafted so that euthanasia can be applied to that small group of children aged 1 to 12 “for whom palliative care options are not sufficient to alleviate their suffering” and who has “such a serious illness or disorder that death is inevitable.”

  • Sunday, April 16th 2023 - 11:45 UTC

    Chikungunya kills 90 people in Paraguay so far this year

    Sequera also explained that chikungunya was on the rise in the provinces but decreasing in Asuncion and in the Central department

    Paraguayan health authorities last week confirmed at least 90 deaths this year had been caused by chikungunya fever, while Uruguay detected its first imported case of the malady. One more case was also confirmed in the last days of 2022, according to the latest report from Paraguay's Health Ministry released on Friday.

  • Thursday, April 13th 2023 - 10:57 UTC

    Argentina working with dengue as with Covid-19

    “We were able to deal with all the health situations we faced and we will be able to deal with this one,” Vizzotti pledged

    Argentine Health Minister Carla Vizzotti Wednesday said her country was treating the dengue outbreak with the same degree of concern with which the Covid-19 pandemic was handled.

  • Wednesday, April 12th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Patient died of avian flu in China, WHO confirms

    The H3N8 virus does not spread from one human to another, the WHO said

    The World Health Organization (WHO) Tuesday confirmed one Chinese woman has died of the H3N8 variant of avian flu after being hospitalized for severe pneumonia on March 3.

  • Tuesday, April 11th 2023 - 10:53 UTC

    Dengue positive cases in Argentina double in a week

    The 28,235 cases compare with the 16.143 cases which had been made in the previous epidemiologic report for the 19/26 March week.

    According to public health numbers from the Health Ministry, mosquito-transmitted Dengue cases in Argentina have grown exponentially, reaching 28,235 which represents a 74% increase over the previous epidemiological report.

  • Tuesday, April 11th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    US: Biden signs bill ending Covid-19 emergency

    The Biden administration initially opposed ending the emergency declarations earlyccc

    US President Joseph Biden Monday signed into law a bill officially ending the Covid-19 crisis by May 11, this year, thus lifting the current national emergency and public health emergency declarations enacted by former President Donald Trump in 2020, it was announced in Washington DC.

  • Monday, April 10th 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    Covid-19 cases on the rise in Peru

    “It is necessary and essential to sustain preventive measures such as vaccination,” Gutiérrez said

    Peruvian health authorities are detecting a surge in the number of cases of Covid-19 nationwide. Health Minister Rosa Gutiérrez told reporters that the increase had been focused on Lima and in the northern parts of the country.

  • Saturday, April 8th 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Uruguay's Health Minister worried about travelers bringing home dengue

    “We have to take care of ourselves,” Rando said

    Uruguayan health authorities have issued a series of recommendations to nationals of the South American country traveling abroad, particularly to Argentina, for the Easter Weekend due to a surge in the number of dengue cases detected in the neighboring nation. Health Minister Karina Rando stressed that those returning from that country and from Brazil should be attentive to possible symptoms for 10 or 12 days.