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News 2017 - July

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Syphilis Cases Up, but Chlamydia Still King

Chlamydia remained by far the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted disease (STD) in Iceland in the first half of this year, according to a report on communicable diseases issued by the Icelandic Directorate of Health.

Stone sheepfolds

Mystery Surrounds Centuries-Old Sheepfolds

Centuries-old circular stone sheepfolds can be found across Iceland. Some think they are reminiscent of Celtic architecture and there has been speculation about whether they were used for purposes other than sheltering sheep.

Eistnaflug.

Idiots Not Allowed!

The Eistnaflug music festival is underway for the twelfth time in the town of Neskaupstaður in East Iceland. The festival slogan, ‘Don’t be an idiot’, is meant as a reminder to festivalgoers to behave themselves, or risk the festival being cancelled.

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