health

Four die of the plague in Madagascar

Four people have died from the plague in Madagascar, the Health Ministry announced Wednesday.

Egypt arrests 41 over alleged organ-trafficking ring

Egyptian authorities said on Tuesday they had broken up a major organ-trafficking ring, arresting 41 people including doctors, nurses and university professors.

Croatia world's no. 1 in organ transplants

With 40 organ donors per one million people, Croatia is the number one country in the world in organ transplants, first according to the number of liver and kidney transplants and second according...

Italian doctor-nurse couple suspected of killing at least 10 people

An Italian doctor-nurse couple arrested earlier this week in connection with 45 deaths are suspected of having killed more than 10 people during 2011-2014, media reports said Thursday citing...

HIV infections among adolescents could rise 60 per cent by 2030

New HIV infections among adolescents could rise from 250,000 last year to nearly 400,000 annually by 2030, if progress against the virus stalls, the UN children’s fund UNICEF said Thursday.

HIV infection incidence in Croatia remains low

For the past 28 years, Croatia and the rest of the world have been observing World AIDS Day on December 1 in order to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS, risks, protection, the importance of prevention,...

310,000 chickens to be killed in Japan after bird flu confirmed

Authorities began culling 310,000 chickens at a farm on the Sea of Japan coast early Tuesday after a highly pathogenic strain of H5 avian influenza was detected in five birds, local authorities...

190,000 ducks culled in the Netherlands after bird flu discovery

The Netherlands' Economy Ministry said Saturday that 190,000 ducks had been culled after a strain of bird flu was discovered in the country's north-east.

16,000 turkeys to be killed in Germany as bird flu spreads rapidly

On the same day as the first case of aggressive bird flu was confirmed at a commercial farm in the German state of Lower Saxony, local authorities have ordered the death of 16,000 turkeys.

Bird flu spreading rapidly, German expert says

Bird flu is spreading rapidly across northern Europe, probably carried by wildfowl that do not show any symptoms, a German expert said on Wednesday.

Bird flu detected in Danish duck flock

Danish authorities on Monday said bird flu had been detected in tame ducks and urged poultry farmers to adhere to precautionary measures to avoid a possible spread.

Millions more access HIV treatment, but young women remain vulnerable

The number of people around the world receiving treatment for HIV has doubled in five years, the UN HIV/AIDS programme UNAIDS said on Monday.

Bird flu spreads in Germany ahead of planned cull of 8,800 geese

New cases of bird flu have been recorded in several cities and districts of southern Germany, local authorities said on Sunday, days before the planned cull of 8,800 geese in the north of the...

WHO declares end of Zika global health emergency

Zika no longer constitutes a global health emergency because intensified research during the past months has provided a better understanding of the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said...

International health tourism conference opens in Crikvenica

The Croatian health tourism industry is developing year-round services as more and more tourists come to Croatia to use its health services, and the country should make most of the possibilities...