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The fifth case of monkeypox in Romania reported

The Ministry of Health confirmed a fifth case of monkeypox on Tuesday, June 21.   Laboratory tests confirmed that the 37-year-old patient after noticing symptoms on June 18 had reported to the hospital. However, now the mildly ill patient is home quarantined. Monkeypox was confirmed in Romania on June 13. The...

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Casual relationships should use a condom or abstain: Alexandru Rafila on Monkeypox

Alexandru Rafila, the Minister of Health, clarifies his recent statements about monkeypox protection by recommending a condom or abstinence in casual relationships. “It’s summer; there are many events, the recommendation remains” Rafila said we shouldn’t worry about smallpox in Romania. I’d like to clarify because I interviewed some coworkers about monkeypox....

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Romania’s sixth wave of courage

Which variants are circulating and contagious? According to the National Institute of Public Health, two cases in Romania are BA.4 and seven are BA.5 (Inspi). The European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) reclassified these subvariants as “of concern.” INSP reports three BA.5 subvariant infections in the first week of June....

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Romania to publish weekly reports of COVID-19

Romania will, from now onwards, publish COVID-19 cases as per weekly data rather than daily, as it has done since March 2020 during the start of the pandemic, according to Alexandru Rafila, the health minister of the country.  According to the minister, the decision was made because the number of...

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Vaccines for COVID-19 are no longer needed by Romania

Romania and nine other Eastern European nations have approached the European Commission to renegotiate their vaccination contracts due to an excess of vaccines, expiration, and the inability to donate surplus doses. In Romania, just about 15% of the entire number of vaccinations ordered have been provided. Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia,...

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