Doctors call for precautions as West Nile Virus continues to spread

The Athens Medical Association (ISA) has renewed its call to the public to take all the necessary precautions as the West Nile Virus continues to spread across the country.
According to the latest data, the number of infections has risen to 96 while the death toll has climbed to 10.

Two New Cases of West Nile Fever in Bulgaria

Two new cases of West Nile fever in Bulgaria. The infection was confirmed after research by the Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases.

The patients are a 2-year-old child from Burgas and a 64-year-old man from Montana. They have inflammation of the brain.

With the new patients, there are already four cases of West Nile fever in Bulgaria.

Italian tourist dies of meningitis in Greek hospital

A 17-year-old Italian tourist died of meningitis in a hospital in Athens on Wednesday morning, according to the initial lab results conducted by the doctors.
A Greek Air Force aircraft transferred the woman from Naxos, where she was holidaying with her family, to the Nikea hospital on Tuesday, after she developed high fever and went into septic shock. She died at the hospital.

Free Hepatitis C Tests Will be Conducted at the St. St. Rilski Hospital in Sofia

Free hepatitis C tests will be conducted at the St. St. Rilski Hospital in Sofia.

They will be done from 29 May to 19 June from 8 am to 14 pm.

Research is innovative, with an extremely high accuracy of up to 98% and shows a result within just 10 minutes.

 If the test proves to be positive, a new one will be made, reported by the hospital.

Six New Cases of Measles Registered in Kyustendil Area for the Past Week

Six new cases of measles have been registered on the territory of Kyustendil region for the past week, Surveillance of Contagious Diseases Directorate, Regional Health Inspection - Kyustendil, told Focus Radio, Kyustendil. The first case of the disease was established in March. For April, cases have increased by another six, and last week there were six new cases of measles.

460 Infected with Measles in Bulgaria, 20 of them are Hospital Staff

There are currently 460 measles patients in our country, 20 of which are working in hospitals, the chief state health inspector, Dr. Angel Kunchev, told BNT. He stressed on the need to vaccinate everyone who, for their work, are more exposed to infection - not only medical but also technical and security staff.