Health

New monkeypox case detected, 18-year-old with no travel history

An 18-year-old man without a travel history has tested positive for monkeypox, the fifth case seen in Cyprus so far, the health ministry said on Friday. The patient is being treated at the Nicosia general hospital, the ministry said. His condition is said to be good. Contact tracing will be… Cyprus Mail …


Bedridden patients entitled to 12 house calls a year from GP

Bedridden patients are entitled to 12 house calls from a general doctor a year under revamped rules, Gesy (general health system) clarified on Friday. In an FAQ on house calls under Gesy, who qualifies and what is covered, it said that this service had been incorporated into the system in… Cyprus Mail …




AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trial volunteer has died

Brazilian health authority Anvisa said on Wednesday that a volunteer in a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University has died, stating it had received data from an investigation into the matter. The regulator said testing of the vaccine would continue after the volunteer’s death…. Cyprus Mail …