Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) event

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was identified for the first time in December 2019. Since then, it has affected a growing number of countries all over the globe and the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic in March 2020. This exceptional...

Terminology Issues Unique to Medical Translation

A translator who embarks on the seemingly steep path of medical translation has two main obstacles: medical knowledge, and medical terminology. This post is about the latter. Medical terminology presents problems which are different from other specialised domains....

IATE term of the week: Endocrine disruptors

Sometimes words sound scary precisely because they are. If you choose to investigate beyond the first hostile impact with an abstruse, hardly pronounceable term, you might find that its meaning is even worse. This week’s IATE term, “endocrine disruptor”, deserves a...

IATE Term of the week: Superbugs

Superbugs are strains of bacteria that are resistant to several types of existing antibiotics. In our days antibiotics are among the most frequently prescribed drugs. They are used to treat from the common cold to infections. This extensive consumption of antibiotics...

IATE Term of the Week: Abortion

In the recent few years, abortion has been a sensitive societal topic across the world. While some countries have accepted to legalize it, some others keep either full or partial restrictions. The process represents the expulsion of a fetus from the uterus before it...

IATE Term of the Week: PHEIC

The World Health Organization (WTO) has declared on January 30 the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The PHEIC is defined by the WHO as an extraordinary event which is determined, as provided in the...