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Bulgaria's National Liquor Rakia Touted as Cure for Deadly E. Coli

New data released in Bulgaria strongly suggests that the locally produced alcoholic drink rakia may be an efficient cure for the outbreak of E. coli, which involves a previously unknown strain of the bacterium.

Society » Health | June 10, 2011, Friday // 14:55 | Viewed: 5381

63% of Bulgarians Back Full Smoking Ban

A total of 63% of Bulgarians are in favor of the introduction of a full smoking ban in all public places, according to 2008 data freshly provided by the country's Health Ministry.

Society » Health | June 10, 2011, Friday // 13:22 | Viewed: 1312

Dead Man in Bulgaria Tested for E. Coli

The body of a 66 year-old man who died in the southeastern Bulgarian town of Haskovo Thursday is being tested for the deadly E. Coli bacteria.

Society » Health | June 9, 2011, Thursday // 20:30 | Viewed: 1242

Bulgaria to Declare BGN 10 M in Losses from Cucumber Crisis

Bulgaria will declare losses of EUR 10 M from unsold cucumbers due to the E.coli outbreak, Minister Miroslav Naydenov announced in Luxemburg at at the emergency talks among EU Agriculture ministers.

Society » Health | June 7, 2011, Tuesday // 17:09 | Viewed: 1617

Lab Tests Fail to Prove Produce Is Source of E.coli Outbreak

Scientific analysis and lab tests have failed to show that contaminated vegetables are behind Europe's deadly E. coli outbreak, the EU's Reference Laboratory for E. coli in Rome announced.

Society » Health | June 4, 2011, Saturday // 13:35 | Viewed: 2609

Top Bulgarian Epidemiologist Advises to Wash, Peel Produce

Top Bulgarian epidemiologist, Dr. Angel Kunchev, advises everyone to wash very well and peel produce before consumption.

Society » Health | June 3, 2011, Friday // 10:23 | Viewed: 1516

EC Lifts Warning over Spanish Cucumbers

The European Commission is recommending increased hygiene in order to prevent further spread of the deadly strain of the E.coli bacteria.

Society » Health | June 2, 2011, Thursday // 09:45 | Viewed: 1500

E.coli Outbreak in Germany Claims More Victims

The confirmed number of E.coli infections in Germany has risen from 373 on Tuesday to 470, according to information of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Germany's national disease institute.

Society » Health | June 1, 2011, Wednesday // 14:43 | Viewed: 1256

Cause of Deadly E Coli Infection Remains Mystery

Lab test have shown the cases of the hemolytic uraemic syndrome, caused by the so-called enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC), have not been spread by Spanish cucumbers.

Society » Health | May 31, 2011, Tuesday // 18:27 | Viewed: 1481

Europe Stops Buying Spanish Produce Over Fear of Infection

Most European countries have stopped buying fruit and vegetables coming from Spain over fears they might be contaminated with a hazardous strand of the E coli bacteria.

Society » Health | May 31, 2011, Tuesday // 14:48 | Viewed: 1393

1st Victim of Mysterious E Coli Infection Outside Germany Falls in Sweden

The death toll of the mysterious E coli epidemic spreading in Europe has risen to 15, after a Swedish woman passed away Tuesday.

Society » Health | May 31, 2011, Tuesday // 14:35 | Viewed: 1917

Bulgaria Vows to Introduce Full Smoking Ban June 1 2012

A full smoking ban is to be introduced in Bulgaria on June 1 2012, the country's Health Minister, Stefan Konstantinov announced Tuesday, the global No Tobacco Day.

Society » Health | May 31, 2011, Tuesday // 13:36 | Viewed: 1514

No Dangerous Produce in Bulgaria after Lab Tests

Lab tests of a variety of imported produce have proved negative for Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC), the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency reported Monday.

Society » Health | May 30, 2011, Monday // 14:23 | Viewed: 1530

Agriculture Minister: No Contagious Cucumbers in Bulgaria

No contagious cucumbers have been imported to Bulgaria, stated Minister of Agriculture and Foods Miroslav Naydenov Sunday confirming an earlier study by the national Food Safety Authority.

Society » Health | May 29, 2011, Sunday // 16:21 | Viewed: 1601

Cucumbers Spread Hemolytic Syndrome on Through Europe

At least 1,000 cases of hemolytic uraemic syndrome believed to be caused by a strand of the Escherichia coli bacteria carried by Spanish cucumbers have been reported throughout Europe.

Society » Health | May 29, 2011, Sunday // 12:43 | Viewed: 2670

No Evidence of Contaminated Cucumbers in Bulgaria - Watchdog

There is no indication that there is here any of the contaminated cucumbers that caused a deadly E Coli outbreak in northern European countries, Bulgarian authorities have announced.

Society » Health | May 27, 2011, Friday // 18:34 | Viewed: 1663

Bulgaria Probes Retailers for Contaminated Cucumbers

Bulgaria's Food Safety Authority has said it is in the process of contacting all retailers, suppliers and caterers in relation to an outbreak of E Coli in Germany to ensure there is no contaminated product here.

Society » Health | May 27, 2011, Friday // 14:25 | Viewed: 1530

Bulgaria Registers Highest Rate of Completed Suicides in Europe

Bulgaria has recorded the highest rate of completed suicides in Europe.

Society » Health | May 26, 2011, Thursday // 13:48 | Viewed: 1834

Bulgarian Pharmacists Launch National Protests

Bulgarian pharmacists are launching Monday gradual protests across the country over the Bill for Medical Products, passed by the cabinet on April 20.

Society » Health | May 9, 2011, Monday // 08:23 | Viewed: 1649

Govt Moves to Revamp Bulgaria's Notorious Emergency Medical Aid

Bulgaria's Health Ministry has announced it plans to introduce standards for providing emergency medical aid, which is notorious failing to prevent numerous deaths by being slow and inadequate.

Society » Health | May 4, 2011, Wednesday // 16:20 | Viewed: 1983

Bulgarians Stuff Themselves Like Hell on Easter

Monday the Pirogov emergency hospital in Bulgaria's capital Sofia reported that overnight it was examining at least one patient with stomach issues every 5 minutes.

Society » Health | April 25, 2011, Monday // 10:35 | Viewed: 1686