Dangers of Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Highlighted by Greece’s Health Ministry
The health ministry of Greece has issued a warning about the risks of disease-carrying mosquitoes, urging both the public and relevant health bodies to pay attention to dengue fever and the Zika and Chikungunya viruses. Medical and health authorities across...
Pandoravirus: The Melting Arctic Is Releasing Ancient Germs
A Pandoravirus has been revived after remaining dormant in the Siberian permafrost for nearly fifty thousand years. By Paul Hunter Scientists have recently revived several large viruses that had been buried in the frozen Siberian ground (permafrost) for tens of thousands...
New York Declares State of Emergency as Polio Continues to Spread
Circulating polio virus has been detected in Long Island wastewater samples, indicating an increasing risk of paralytic illness and resulting in the declaration of a state of disaster emergency in New York on Friday. After U.S. Centers for Disease Control...
Alert Over New Zoonotic Virus Discovered In China
Scientists are on alert over a newly-discovered virus in eastern China, which made at least 35 people sick.
Monkeypox Virus “Containable” Says the World Health Organization
The outbreak of monkeypox is unusual but “containable,” the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, confirming 131 cases in nineteen countries where the virus is usually nonexistent. That number is still expected to rise, but experts say the overall...
World on Alert as Monkeypox Cases Begin to Spread
Cases of monkeypox, a rare and often mild infection, have spread across to multiple continents after first being reported in the UK in early May. As of Friday, there have been cases reported in the US, Canada, Australia, Belgium, France,...
Pfizer to Develop MRNA Shingles Vaccine with BioNTech
Pfizer and BioNTech announced on Wednesday that they will work together to develop an MRNA vaccine for the viral infection called shingles. The pharmaceutical companies worked together to create the world's first fully-approved MRNA vaccine for the coronavirus in 2020. They...
Pfizer’s Long-Term Study: Covid-19 Vaccine 100% Effective in Adolescents
The first long-term study of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is out -- and the results show that the shot is 100% effective against the coronavirus in those 12 to 15 years of age, it was announced on Monday. Officials from Pfizer...
Up to 50,000 Greek Teenagers May Contract Covid-19 This Autumn
As 1.3 million schoolchildren return to classes this Autumn all over Greece, as many as 50,000 Greek teenagers aged 12-18 may contract Covid-19 over the next months, according to one expert. Nikos Tzanakis, a respiratory disease expert who is the...
Pfizer CEO Bourla Receives First Dose of Coronavirus Vaccine
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told interviewers that he had recently gotten his first of two doses of the company's own coronavirus vaccine.