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Number of Monkeypox Cases in Hungary Increases to 71

D&T
Sep 9, 2022

The National Center for Public Health (NNK) has confirmed monkeypox infection in another person, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 71 in Hungary, the NNK told the state news agency MTI on Friday. The statement said that last week, a 36-year-old man visited a health service provider in the capital with symptoms suggestive […]

Number of Monkeypox Cases in Hungary Increases to 64

D&T
Aug 26, 2022

The National Center for Public Health (NNK) has confirmed two more cases of monkeypox in the 33rd week – from 15 to 21 August – bringing the total number of cases in Hungary to 64, the state news agency MTI reports. The NNK said on Friday that the general condition of the 22 and 31-year-old […]

Third Level Heat Warning Issued for Three Days

D&T
Aug 16, 2022

A third level (the highest) of heat alert has been issued for the whole country from 00.00 hours on Wednesday till midnight on Friday by the National Chief Medical Officer, based on the forecast of the meteorological service, on the recommendation of the National Center for Public Health (NNK). In a joint statement, the NNK […]

Third-Degree Heat Warning Declared from Monday

D&T
Jun 24, 2022

The National Center for Public Health and the National Directorate General for Disaster Management of the Ministry of the Interior have issued a third-degree heat warning for Hungary between midnight on Monday, 27 June and midnight on Thursday, 30 June. National Medical Officer Cecília Müller made the decision based on the recommendation of the National […]

Dangerous or Unhealthy Air in Several Hungarian Towns

D&T
Dec 24, 2021

According to data released by the National Center for Public Health (NNK) on Friday, air quality has been classified as hazardous not only in Putnok and Sajószentpéter, but also in Kazincbarcika - all in NE Hungary. Miskolc (in the northeast), Salgótarján (in the north), Várpalota (in the west) and Tököl (just west of Budapest) have […]

Rising Wastewater Coronavirus Concentrations in Hungary

D&T
Sep 28, 2021

The concentration of coronavirus in wastewater is slowly but steadily increasing in Budapest and several other Hungarian cities, the National Center for Public Health (NNK) said. According to the NNK, the majority of the cities surveyed show a stagnating trend, with a slight increase in Békéscsaba, Debrecen, Nyíregyháza, Szolnok and a common sample of agglomeration […]

Heat Alert in Hungary

D&T
Jun 19, 2021

The heat warning ordered by the national chief medical officer has entered into force in Hungary. The measure is valid until midnight on Tuesday. Earlier, the National Center for Public Health (NNK) and the National Directorate General for Disaster Management (OKF) stressed in a joint statement that the high heat stresses the healthy body, it […]

Waste Water Samples Predict More Epidemic Cases

D&T
Aug 10, 2020

Wastewater tests carried out by the National Center for Public Health (NNK) showed a slight increasing trend in the amount of SARS-CoV-2 virus hereditary material in week 32 of the pandemic in Budapest and Debrecen. According to international experience, an increase in the concentration detected in wastewater is 4-10 days ahead of the increase in […]

Coronavirus: Hungarian Sewage Water Samples

D&T
Jul 27, 2020

Based on samples taken from wastewater, the number of active coronavirus cases is not expected to increase in the next few weeks, Márta Vargha, senior water hygiene expert at the National Center for Public Health (NNK). The examination of wastewater started in May, i.e. during the period of the epidemic, first in Budapest and then […]

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