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Montevideo, May 24th 2024 - 22:28 UTC

Tag: Karina Rando

  • Friday, May 3rd 2024 - 20:48 UTC

    Uruguay launches app to involve people in fight against dengue-spreading mosquito

    “Uruguay has a culture of using networks and managing information through smartphones” that can be useful in this case, Rando stressed

    Uruguay's Health Ministry Friday launched the application “Mosquito Alert” and urged the population to use it so that authorities can better fight the Aedes Aegypti mosquito which is behind the spread of dengue, zika, and chikungunya, it was reported in Montevideo.

  • Wednesday, March 20th 2024 - 08:06 UTC

    Uruguay: President Lacalle announces first dengue-caused death

    Lacalle will decide with Rando the government's next steps

    President Luis Lacalle Pou Tuesday confirmed Uruguay's first fatality due to dengue fever in 2024 following a Health Ministry (MSP) report that a possible case was under investigation. The head of state will meet Wednesday with Health Minister Karina Rando at the Suarez y Reyes residency to review possible courses of action with the malady as a priority.

  • Wednesday, January 17th 2024 - 10:58 UTC

    Uruguay launching new Covid-19 vaccination campaign

    This monovalent vaccine has “an important coverage against all circulating strains,” Rando explained

    Uruguayan authorities have launched a vaccination campaign against Covid-19 as the malady is spreading nationwide with a “moderate intensity,” it was reported in Montevideo. The Health Ministry said 330,000 booster vaccines have become available.

  • Thursday, November 30th 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Uruguay and Paraguay take action to prevent equine encephalomyelitis

    Equine encephalomyelitis calls for the same measures recommended to avoid dengue or zika, Rando explained

    Paraguayan and Uruguayan health authorities have been reported to be taking preventive measures regarding a possible outbreak of equine encephalomyelitis.

  • Thursday, June 29th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Uruguay: School winter recess stretched, brought forward due to viruses

    Contagion is higher at school, Minister Rando explained

    Uruguayan authorities finally decided Wednesday that primary school pupils will have a two-week winter recess between July 3 and July 14 in a move to curb the contagion of respiratory diseases that have caused at least two deaths so far, it was reported in Montevideo. Plans to hold online classes that had been evaluated earlier this week have been dropped.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Monday, March 13th 2023 - 11:38 UTC

    Technician with little political background to become Uruguay's new health minister

    Rando has received training in public health in London

    Anesthesiologist Karina Rando will take over from Daniel Salinas Monday as Health Minister of Uruguay, thus replacing the official who took center stage during the Covid-19 pandemic, it was reported in Montevideo. Salinas explained his resignation was for personal reasons to avoid further public exposure, particularly to anti-vaccine groups, and to devote himself to his profession as a neurologist.