Turkey to be first country to develop Congo fever vaccine: Minister

Turkey is set to become the first country to develop a vaccine for the Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), Turkish Health Minister Recep Akdağ said May 1, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

Akdağ said the ministry has been working on the vaccine for the past seven to eight years with Erciyes University.

Puppy famed for being rescued from well in Istanbul discharged from hospital after it fell sick

A puppy, named "Kuyu" (well), that was rescued after being trapped in a well for 10 days has been discharged from a veterinary hospital after it fell sick.

The puppy recovered after it received blood from a healthy black Labrador dog.  

Mass vaccination campaign to protect refugee children under the age of 5 starts

Turkey's Ministry of Health, with the support of UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), is conducting a campaign to complete the vaccination of all refugee children under the age of five. 

Children are being vaccinated in all of the country's 81 provinces by staff from the ministry between Feb. 15 and Feb. 28.

Bulgaria's Health Minister To Be Indicted Over Vaccines Scandal

Sofia City Prosecutor's Office is preparing an indictment against Health Minister Moskov in relation to the vaccines scandal which took place at the beginning of 2016.

Two of Moskov's deputies will also be indicted. Moscov has been summoned to appear before the prosecution next week.

Mother in Oreokastro opposes to blocking refugee kids from school

A mother in Oreokastro claims that she voted against blocking refugee children from attending school. Proving that not everyone in town stands behind the two parents associations that have issued statements saying that they will not accept the migrant and refugee children living in the area in their schools, she posted on her Facebook page that the decision is not unanimous.

Nikos Filis insists: Refugee children in Oreokastro will go to school

Minister of Education Nikos Filis argues that the decision taken from the Parents and Guardians Society of the 5th Primary School of Oreokastro in Thessaloniki, that they will occupy the school grounds if refugee children are inducted in the school, is not understandable.