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Greece on Alert after Mysterious Spike in Hepatitis Around Europe

Greek health authorities are on alert following a mysterious spike in cases of acute hepatitis in children around Europe. Cases of the illness that causes liver inflammation have been recorded in the UK, where authorities have been investigating 74 cases...

New “IHU” Covid Variant Found in France

Another new Covid variant nicknamed "IHU" was identified in France in November around the same time as Omicron -- but the World Health Organization believes it is not a threat. Abdi Mahamud, a WHO incident manager, said that the variant...

The Omicron Variant : Why Did the WHO Skip Greek Letters to Name it?

The name of "Omicron," which the World Health Organization chose for the new COVID-19 mutation has citizens around the world perplexed over the decision. The organization has now officially named the variant that was first dubbed the "Botswana variant," since it...

WHO: Europe Could Face Another 700,000 Covid Deaths by Next Spring

The World Health Organization's Regional Director for Europe, Dr. Hans Kluge, said on Tuesday that the continent is facing a grim outlook for the future of the Covid-19 pandemic. WHO Europe expects 700,000 more people to die from coronavirus across...

WHO Calls for Halt to Booster Shots; Delta Now 93% of Infections

WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for a moratorium on vaccine booster shots until at least the end of September.

WHO to Use Greek Alphabet for Covid Variants to Avoid Stigma

WHO decided to use letters from the Greek alphabet for the Covid variants in a bid to simplify discussion while avoiding stigma.

Germany, WHO Launch New Hub For Monitoring Global Health Risks

On Wednesday, Germany and the World Health Organization announced a new hub in Berlin for monitoring data on future health risks.

WHO Reverses Course, Calls on Nations to Avoid Coronavirus Lockdowns

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, lockdowns have been used by governments all over the globe to try to control the spread of the virus. Implementing draconian rulings which forbid citizens from stepping foot outside their door unless armed...

Study Finds That Greeks Drink Much Less Alcohol Than Most Other Europeans

According to a recent study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Greeks drink less alcohol than the average European. More specifically, the WHO study includes findings from thirty different European countries (the 28 member-states of the EU plus...

Greeks Are Europe's Eighth Highest Wine Consumers

Greece’s love for wine is a well known fact. However, a recent map puts this affection into a relative perspective. According to a statistical map that compares annual per capita wine consumption in Europe, Greeks are the eighth highest wine consumers...