Number of overweight, smokers and drinkers went up in Serbia

BELGRADE - The preliminary results of a survey focusing on the health of the Serbian population have shown that 22.1 percent of adults and 13.7 percent of children are overweight, 34.7 percent of the population smoke on a daily basis and 54 percent consume alcohol occasionally or constantly.

No confirmation of West Nile virus

No confirmation of West Nile virus

BELGRADE -- The latest report of Belgrade’s Institute for Biocides and Medical Ecology gives no confirmation that mosquitoes in Serbia carry West Nile virus (WNV).

This is the case despite the May flooding and high humidity that provides these insects with favorable breeding conditions.

Switzerland Halts Pork Imports Over Swine Fever Fears

Switzerland is to ban imports of live pigs and pork from several EU countries, including Bulgaria, in a bid to stop an African swine fever outbreak from reaching the country.

Imports from Bulgaria and Romania and some parts of Latvia and Croatia will be banned as of Wednesday, Swiss food safety authorities said on Tuesday.