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  • Friday, November 3rd 2023 - 09:19 UTC

    Yearly vaccination against Covid-19 added to Brazil's immunization plan

    Yearly vaccination against Covid-19 added to Brazil's immunization plan

    Brazilian health authorities announced this week that starting in 2024 yearly vaccination against Covid-19 will be included in the country's Immunization Program (PNI) as per the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommendations, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Thursday, September 7th 2023 - 10:03 UTC

    WHO concerned about Covid-19 cases mounting again

    “Please don't wait to get an additional dose if it is recommended for you,” Tedros stressed

    World Health Organization Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Wednesday warned of a rise in deaths and admissions to intensive care units (ICU) of patients with Covid-19 and insisted the malady was “here to stay.” Hence, more tools were needed to fight it.

  • Saturday, August 26th 2023 - 16:46 UTC

    WHO issues update on Covid-19 as cases multiply globally

    The increase in cases has been linked to sublineages of the Omicron variant gaining predominance in virus transmission.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest weekly report on Covid-19 that nearly 1.5 million new cases of the malady and over 2,000 deaths had been confirmed globally. The WHO also issued an alert over the appearance of a new strain in several countries.

  • Thursday, August 10th 2023 - 09:28 UTC

    New Covid-19 strain classified by WHO as EG5 and “variant of interest”

    The EG.5 variant has been spreading rapidly in the United States, with over 17% of cases. Although also detected in China, South Korea, Japan and Canada.

    The World Health Organization, WHO, on Wednesday classified a new strain of Covid 19 as a “variant of interest.” The EG.5 variant has been spreading rapidly in the United States, encompassing over 17% of cases. Although also detected in China, South Korea, Japan and Canada.

  • Thursday, June 22nd 2023 - 11:00 UTC

    WHO to train 6,000 healthcare pros to help Peru fight dengue

    Things can get worse “with the arrival of El Niño,” Tedros explained

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is to train more than 6,000 healthcare professionals to assist Peru in the dengue epidemic, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced Wednesday. Peru is experiencing one of its worst dengue crises, with 81,202 confirmed cases and at least 193 deaths.

  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 - 12:52 UTC

    Covid-19 test or vax no longer required to enter Brazil

    The isolation of passengers with symptoms compatible with covid-19 or with confirmed contamination is maintained.

    In line with the World Health Organization's decision to lift the Covid-19 global emergency, Brazilian authorities decided that both nationals and foreigners entering the South American country no longer need to present proof of vaccination or a negative covid-19 test, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    WHO forecasts new pandemic, deadlier than Covid-19, is coming up

    Tedros also called on world leaders to take preventive measures to avoid a global meltdown

    World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tuesday warned of a new pandemic coming up in the near future, which will be deadlier than Covid-19 and would be caused by ”another emerging pathogen with even more deadly potential.” It would be a Covid-19 variant, Tedros also explained.

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, March 29th 2023 - 10:18 UTC

    WHO changes its mind on further Covid-19 vaccination schemes

    “Countries should consider their specific context when deciding whether to continue to vaccinate low-risk groups,” WHO's Hanna Nohynek explained

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has reviewed its guidelines on whom to keep vaccinating against Covid-19. As per the global agency's new recommendations, countries were advised to reconsider whether to continue giving booster shots to low-risk groups, such as healthy children and adolescents.

  • Thursday, February 2nd 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Brazil's Dr Jarbas Barbosa elected as WHO Regional Director for the Americas

    Dr. Jarbas Barbosa da Silva Jr. received his medical degree from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, and specialized in public health and epidemiology

    The World Health Organization, WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 152nd meeting in Geneva, has appointed Dr. Jarbas Barbosa da Silva Jr. as Regional Director for the Americas effective February 2023.