Paraguayan health authorities have expressed their concern over a slowdown in vaccination against COVID-19, with very few booster doses applied.
Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) has received a request for the emergency use of Pfizer's newest vaccine against COVID-19 which would be active against both the original and the Ômicron strain, subvariant BA.1.
Monkeypox infections have soared in Bolivia at an average of two daily infections for a total of 37 cases by Thursday, it was reported in La Paz. The spread has also reached 3 of the country's 9 departments after 100% of the infections were only in Santa Cruz just 4 days before. By Aug. 18, Santa Cruz had 35 cases, La Paz 1 and Potosi 1. No recovered patients have been reported yet.
The Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Inspiring Explorers Expedition to attempt to ski to the Geographic South Pole, has selected three candidates for the coming November challenge, which coincides with the 150th anniversary since the birth of legendary polar explorer Roald Amundsen, the first to reach the South Pole in 1911.
Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) has agreed to end the mandatory wearing of facemasks on airplanes, which will be henceforth just recommended, it was reported. The measure will become effective as soon as it is published in the Official Gazette.
Experts Wednesday issued a series of recommendations after the medical journal The Lancet reported the first case of human-to-dog transmission of monkeypox last week. The case occurred in France.
Uruguay's Health Minister Daniel Salinas Wednesday explained the monkeypox outbreak in his country was stable after 50 suspected cases have been ruled out.
Peru has the highest monkeypox infection rate per million inhabitants and it also ranks third in the world behind the United States and Canada, the latest Oxford University global monkeypox surveillance study released Wednesday showed.
Former Paraguayan President and current Senator Fernando Lugo had a tracheotomy performed on him late Tuesday after complications that led physicians to postpone the withdrawal of life-support paraphernalia.
US First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, after showing cold-like symptoms Monday night which prompted PCR measurings, it was announced Tuesday by White House sources.