First case of West Nile Virus detected

Health authorities have confirmed the first case of West Nile Virus this year on the island while reassuring the public that just a fraction of people infected develop serious symptoms. In a

Virus early warning system

The Health Ministry has announced the operation of the National Network of Health Observers in primary healthcare, Sentinel, to monitor respiratory viruses and possible outbreaks. The Epidemiological Surveillance and Control of Infectious

Cyprus monitoring deadly Marburg virus

Public Health Services are closely monitoring information on the spread of the deadly Marburg virus, where cases of the disease have been recorded in Equatorial Guinea and other African countries. Equatorial Guinea


COVID19: SARS-CoV-2 virus will run out of steam

It is only a matter of time before the SARS-CoV-2 virus weakens despite new mutations, argues virologist and government advisor Dr Petros Karayiannis. Karayiannis, a Health Ministry’s Scientific Advisory Committee member, said

Langya virus no cause for concern

There is no cause for special concern from the new Langya virus detected in China, the Ministry of Health said, as it closely monitors the situation. After reports that the virus was

Cyprus to get 1,400 monkeypox vaccines

Cyprus is expected to receive 1,400 vaccines for monkeypox this week, with healthcare workers the first to be vaccinated, a health ministry official said on Sunday. The World Health Organisation declared the

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