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

Flu vaccination: pharmacists sound the alarm

“It’s a bit of a mess this year“, confirms Philippe Besset, president of the FSPF, the leading trade union in the profession. Especially since this decline mainly concerns the public”priority” (over 65, chronically ill, pregnant women), to whom the injection was reserved until November 15. Pointing a “general fatigue with vaccination, even in those for … Read more

Covid-19: how effective is Pfizer’s new bivalent vaccine?

It is a new weapon in the fight against Covid-19. Since the beginning of October, French people vulnerable to the virus can receive a new dose of vaccine, with a modified product, called “bivalent”, specifically targeting Omicron and its sub-variants. Both Pfizer and Moderna have developed one using messenger RNA technology. According to the first … Read more

Already in a Covid wave, France begins to vaccinate against the flu

AFP, published on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 05:10 France launches its flu vaccination campaign on Tuesday, the authorities hoping to avoid a heavy epidemic in a health context already marked by a wave of Covid-19. “There is every interest in getting vaccinated quickly for people at risk,” warned immunologist Jean-Daniel Lelièvre in early October, … Read more

new call for “vigilance” from the government

AFP, published on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 1:49 p.m. The government on Wednesday launched a new call for “vigilance” in the face of the “resurgence” of the Covid-19 epidemic, inviting those eligible to be vaccinated and to wear a mask in situations of potential contamination. “After months of calm, we are facing a resurgence. … Read more

Covid-19: vaccination can cause disruption of the menstrual cycle, confirms a study

This new study published at the end of September in the British Medical Journal confirmed the results obtained during previous work published in January. These had shown that vaccination had an influence on a possible lengthening of menstruation in women. However, the study had only been carried out with American women, because at that time … Read more

Monkey pox, an epidemic that remains quite mysterious

By Stephany Gardier Published on 08/12/2022 at 6:34 p.m., Update on 08/12/2022 at 6:34 p.m. Joao Luiz Bulcao/Hans Lucas DECRYPTION – Facilitated human transmission, unusual symptoms… The virus does not seem to behave quite like the one we know in Africa. Monkeypox epidemic is gaining momentum: three months after the first case was detected in … Read more