a disease far from being eradicated, but still neglected

AFP, published on Saturday 28 January 2023 at 07:42 Despite existing treatments, leprosy continues to infect thousands of people each year. Faced with this disease, which mainly affects poor countries, research continues, but few laboratories devote funds to it. Mathias Duck, a 44-year-old Paraguayan priest, already knew about leprosy after working in a hospital dedicated … Read more

Vaccine misinformation prompts netizens to search for ‘pure blood’

AFP, published on Wednesday 25 January 2023 at 07:32 An anti-vaccine couple refusing a transfusion for life-saving surgery for fear of contamination, an organization collecting unvaccinated donors: Misinformation about Covid-19 has given rise to a so-called “pure blood” movement. The movement spreads conspiracy theories that receiving transfusions from people vaccinated against Covid “contaminates” the blood. … Read more