Government urges everyone to get vaccinated for tick disease

Government urges everyone to get vaccinated for tick disease

Jan. 11, 2019, 9:53 a.m.
The government is urging everyone to get vaccinated against a potentially killer disease which is spread by ticks.
Listeria outbreak source to be investigated

Listeria outbreak source to be investigated

Oct. 16, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
Government scientists are trying to track down a listeria outbreak in Switzerland.
Woman sues doctor over child's hereditary disease

Woman sues doctor over child's hereditary disease

Oct. 11, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
A woman is in court in Bern suing her gynecologist for a million francs for not performing tests on her unborn child ...
Hospital fears Swiss handshake spreads disease

Hospital fears Swiss handshake spreads disease

Aug. 24, 2018, 8:43 a.m.
The Swiss custom of handshaking is being ended at a hospital in canton Aargau.
Non-communicable diseases account for 80 per cent of healthcare costs

Non-communicable diseases account for 80 per cent of healthcare costs

Aug. 17, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
Non-communicable diseases or NCDs swallow up 80% of healthcare costs in Switzerland, according to a study in the late...
Cases of tick-borne encephalitis higher this year than usual

Cases of tick-borne encephalitis higher this year than usual

Aug. 14, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
The number of confirmed cases of tick-borne encephalitis is very high this year compared with previous years, accordi...
One in five Swiss sex workers has an STD, report says

One in five Swiss sex workers has an STD, report says

Aug. 13, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
As many as one in five sex workers in Switzerland has a sexually transmitted disease or STD, according to a report, w...
Man urges tick vaccination after father's death

Man urges tick vaccination after father's death

June 28, 2018, 6:55 a.m.
A son is calling on everybody to be vaccinated against tick bites after his 73 year old father died last weekend.
Rabbit Fever rising in Switzerland

Rabbit Fever rising in Switzerland

May 1, 2018, 7:11 a.m.
Rabbit Fever is on the rise in Switzerland. The warning comes from the Federal Health Office.
Flu season lasting longer than normal

Flu season lasting longer than normal

March 9, 2018, 6:24 a.m.
This year’s flu season is lasting longer than normal – and experts are surprised. The main reason is the ...
Flu hits teens and young people now

Flu hits teens and young people now

March 1, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Flu is still widespread in Switzerland – but the ages of the most affected has shifted. Now the infection is st...
Flu still widespread in Switzerland

Flu still widespread in Switzerland

Feb. 8, 2018, 8:54 a.m.
Although the flu epidemic has peaked in Switzerland – it’s still widespread. That’s the warning fro...
Federal authorities admit Legionnaires is out of control

Federal authorities admit Legionnaires is out of control

Jan. 30, 2018, 6:46 a.m.
Federal health officials are admitting they’re losing control of the Legionnaires disease outbreak – now ...
Flu epidemic hits all areas

Flu epidemic hits all areas

Jan. 19, 2018, 7:04 a.m.
The French speaking regions of the country are the most affected by the flu epidemic.
8,000 chickens destroyed following disease outbreak

8,000 chickens destroyed following disease outbreak

Dec. 22, 2017, 6:51 a.m.
Cantonal vets were forced to destroy 8,000 chickens at a farm in Thurgau yesterday afternoon after they tested positi...
Ticino vets order killing of 6,000 chickens

Ticino vets order killing of 6,000 chickens

Nov. 21, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Cantonal vets in Ticino have ordered the destruction of 6,000 chickens after it was confirmed the birds were infected...
Meningitis cases climb in Switzerland

Meningitis cases climb in Switzerland

Oct. 9, 2017, 6:22 a.m.
Meningitis cases are climbing in Switzerland – according to figures from the Federal Health Office. Experts say...
Measles cases rise in Switzerland

Measles cases rise in Switzerland

Sept. 5, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
Measles is on the increase in Switzerland. Fewer parents are getting their children vaccinated as they, falsely, beli...
One in three blood poisoning cases contracted in hospital

One in three blood poisoning cases contracted in hospital

July 27, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
A study has shown that one in three blood poisoning infections in children was contracted while in hospital.
Jura farm in anthrax alert

Jura farm in anthrax alert

May 9, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
A farm in canton Jura is under quarantine after a cow died suddenly from Anthrax. It’s the first case of the di...
Warmer weather means hungry ticks

Warmer weather means hungry ticks

April 4, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
As the weather warms up – there’s an increased danger of ticks. The small parasites are now moving out of...
More and more people visiting their doctor over tick bites

More and more people visiting their doctor over tick bites

Aug. 23, 2016, 9:08 a.m.
Almost 22,000 people in Switzerland have been to see their doctor about tick bites. About 14,300 visits were reporte...
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