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Imported Plants Could Deadly Harbor Mosquitoes, Says Report

...Europe. These mosquitoes were detected in imported bamboo in a greenhouse leading to fears that they might thrive in the cooler climate prevailing in Europe. It was detected by Dutch Plant Sanitary Inspection Service, according to the magazine. It added that a shipment from Southeast China was being inspect...

Botulism Scare in Thailand Shakes US

...he patients have eaten dishes containing preserved bamboo shoots from the same batch at a merit-making feast in their village. Shortly after eating the shoots they began to suffer similar symptoms, including vomiting, diarrhea, difficult swallowing, dry mouth and muscle weakness. Out of the 147 patients,...

Thailand To Procure Botulism Antitoxin Internationally

...ontacted botulism after they consumed contaminated bamboo shoots prepared in a traditional manner. Thawat Suntrajarn, the head of Thailand's Disease Control Department, said that 168 villagers contracted botulism, which is a rare but often fatal neuromuscular disease. 143 patients were admitted to hospita...

Bamboo Shoots Causes Botulism Outbreak

...ould be due to the consumption of home-preserved// bamboo shoots. It has left more than 150 people sick aft...ly disease, after consuming contaminated processed bamboo shoots, which had been stored in aluminum cans. It is probably the largest such incident, and might ...

Bihar Districts Affected by Black Fever

...th. The flies survive on the sap in banana groves, bamboo stands and decomposed cow-dung and thrive in thatches used to make tiny houses. Flies that have bitten infected humans also transmit the disease when they bite another person. Jha, who is the principal investigator of a United Nations Development...

Women and Children Issues Should Get Priority in India

...0 self help groups and nearly 500 women range from bamboo basket, jute bags, hand made saaris, Madhubani paintings, regional pickles and several other unique products made by rural women. All the women participating in the mela are not only producers but also trainer and coordinators of local self-help grou...

Kalaazar sweeping through Bihar, 93 dead

...r fuel. The flies survive on the sap in banana and bamboo groves and the decomposed cow dung heaps and make their home in the straw thatches of houses. Like Manjhi's son there are dozens of poor labourers and rickshaw pullers in Tirhut region where most of the deaths have occurred, who are afflicted with ...

Smoking Out Rats from Fields to Mizoram’s Dining Table

... as far as I can recall began during 'mautam' (the bamboo famine of the 1950s) when rodents multiplied like ...expects another batch of 20 species after sporadic bamboo flowering, expected next year. "We have already launched an awareness campaign about the risks inv...

Bungee Backpack Could Reduce Load on Shoulders

...hing Asian merchants carrying loads suspended from bamboo poles, which maintain the load at the same height from the ground because of their elasticity. The new design could reduce the force exerted on children's shoulders, backs and hips by more than 80 percent. Source-IANS...

Where Burnt Out Executives De-stress in Nature's Lap

...er. The Eco Camp has thatched cottages raised on bamboo stilts, besides jungle tents with sleeping bags - a delight for any adventurous tourists. Across the Jia Bhoroli is the Nameri National Park, which is also a tiger reserve. And by dusk the mood at the resort at Potasali is one of camaraderie with...

Harbinger of Hope for Kala Azar Victims of Bihar

...r fuel. The flies survive on the sap in banana and bamboo groves and the decomposed cow dung heaps and make their home in the straw thatches of houses. "Decent houses will prove hostile to the little sand fly to survive and will help the fight against the disease," Singh told IANS over telephone. Deaths...

To Die For: Rolls-Royce and 'green' Coffins at British Funerals

...cycled cardboard, while Bamboo Coffins sells woven bamboo caskets. In 2006, Ecopod sold around 500 of its creations, made from 100 percent reinforced recycled paper. Founder Hazel Selina said annual sales were rising by 10 percent a year and that the company planned to expand in the US, Canada and Europe ...

Are Main Rivers in Himalayas Under Threat?

...o know what was happening on the other side of the bamboo curtain. New Delhi and America's CIA formed an alliance to plant a nuclear-powered sensing device on the Nanda Devi to intercept messages from China and spy on its missile launches. CIA operators and accomplished mountaineers from the Indo-Tibet Bo...

Bihar Under the Grip of Kala Azar

...fuel. The flies survive on the sap in banana and bamboo groves and the decomposed cow dung heaps. They make their home in the straw thatches of houses. The disease is characterised by fever, weight loss, swelling of the spleen and liver and leads to cardiovascular complications resulting in death. "A ...

No More Smelly Feet With Bamboo Socks

... for smelly and pongy feet - special socks made of bamboo fibre . The item is the first eco-friendly sock ...s and towels. "We believe that fabric made from bamboo will become one of the biggest fashion trends over the next 10 years," Scotsman quoted Ed Watson, sp...

Hong Kong's Shopping Spree Surges On, and on

...ng Kong's bustling Tsim Sha Tsui tourist district, bamboo scaffolding stretches like a web over a swathe of reclaimed land surrounded by tower blocks. It's a seemingly unpromising piece of real estate, but by the end of this year should be home to a massive new complex devoted to Hong Kong's favourite ob...

Bamboo Seed: Viagra and Food for Mizos

...f rats, believe many in Mizoram. Now nutrient-rich bamboo seeds are going straight from the jungle to the Mizo menu and even the bedroom! In Mizoram, bamboo seeds that appear after a riotous flowering of the tall grass every 50 years are considered a harbin...

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