Greece will vaccinate its entire population of 12 million against the H1N1 swine flu pandemic which has swept around the world in weeks, killing hundreds of people, the country's health minister said on Friday.
International cancer experts have moved tanning beds and other sources of ultraviolet radiation into the top cancer risk category, deeming them as deadly as arsenic and mustard gas. For years, scientists have described tanning beds and ultraviolet radiation as 'probable carcinogens.'
In a drive to inoculate people against swine flu before winter, many European governments say they will fast-track the testing of a new flu vaccine, arousing concern among some experts about safety issues and proper vaccine doses.
Seattle will be one of eight U.S. cities to test a new vaccine for swine flu next month, just ahead of the anticipated fall return of a novel virus that triggered a global pandemic alert in the spring.
The head of the Russia's Epidemiology Service , Gennady Onischenko, recommended to the Russians, again, not to travel to Spain because the continuous increase of new cases of swine flu in that country.
The last time the government embarked on a major vaccine campaign against a new swine flu, thousands filed claims contending they suffered side effects from the shots. This time, the government has already taken steps to head that off.