Central European Morning Report: "Public Health and Political Developments in Bulgaria and Moldova"

Central European Morning Report: "Public Health and Political Developments in Bulgaria and Moldova"


Two Babies Die of Whooping Cough in Bulgaria: Two babies have died after contracting whooping cough, according to Angel Kunchev, chief state health inspector in Bulgaria. The infants, under two months old, were too young for vaccination against the disease. They belonged to the Roma community in Kyustendil and passed away in different hospitals on April 10 and April 14, respectively. Kunchev stated that medical help was sought too late in both cases. An epidemiological investigation is underway, evaluating contact persons, but the pathogen is already circulating in society. Since the start of the year, Bulgaria has registered 205 cases of whooping cough, with up to 10,000 people potentially falling ill. Kunchev emphasized the importance of timely vaccination and seeking medical help at the first signs of symptoms. The disease can be treated effectively with antibiotics, and most infected individuals do not require hospitalization.

Moldova to Hold Presidential Elections and EU Accession Referendum: Moldova is set to hold presidential elections and a referendum on the country's accession to the European Union on October 20, 2024. The announcement was made by Igor Grosu, president of the Party of Action and Solidarity (PAS), during a briefing. The PAS faction has submitted a draft decision on holding the referendum to the Legislature. In the referendum, citizens will answer the question, "Are you in favor of the Republic of Moldova joining the European Union?" Grosu stated that the referendum will clarify the country's future direction and enshrine the decision in the Constitution. He called on political forces and civil society representatives to participate actively in the information campaign for the referendum.


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