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New Zealand Prepares Itself For Pandemic

The Kapiti and Matiu islands may well become quarantine areas if a flu epidemic...ected can be kept isolated from others. Making the islands quarantine areas also entails difficulties as they can become inaccessible in case of bad weather, l...

A taxi could increase your exposure to pollution

...sibly identified, such as being trapped on traffic islands and waiting in congested traffic. On an average, taxi passengers were exposed to over 100,000 ultra fine particles counts per cubic centimeter (pt/cm3), bus passengers to just under 100,000 pt/cm3, travelling in car caused exposure to 40,000 pt/cm3...

French Minister To Visit La Reunion Island To Monitor Chikungunya Epidemic

.... The epidemic has also spread to other adjacent islands in the Indian Ocean (Seychelles and Mauritius). A number of people who have developed severe rashes and high fever are slowly recovering from the disease. The mosquito disease was first reported in East Africa as early as 1952 and derives its name ...

Chikungunya Fever: French Government struggling to Tackle the Mosquito Menace

...ever. Chikungunya fever is also prevalent in the islands of the Seychelles and Mauritius with most people recovering, though it is known to be painful About Chikungunya fever: This disease was first spotted in East Africa as early as 1952. The fever renders a weakened immune system making the body an e...

Health Care System in US Needs a Change

...tem. At present it resembles thousands of little islands of information. Very few of them are connected or consistent. This is mainly due to the competing vendors. Their main interest is to provide the buyers with the latest technologies thereby they become ubiquitous and then reap the benefits. The he...

Phoenix Islands To Be Protected Under Global Conservation Map

...oenix Islands and Line Islands) with a total of 33 islands to make it the largest atoll nation in the world. President Anote Tong said establishing the Phoenix Islands Protected Area ensures that the people of Kiribati can always benefit from the rich ocean life of their home. "If the coral and reefs are ...

Assam's Floating Hospital To Render Medical Services To Islanders

A new floating hospital would visit the islands dotting Assam's Brahmaputra river at least once a ...ly, people living in these 'chaporis', as riverine islands are called in Assamese, are confused as to which constituency or district they belong to as no prope...

Reports Of Denmark’s First Case Of Human Bird Flu Fals

... bird-flu infections in birds have occurred on the islands of Falster and Lolland, which border Germany. According to figures from the WHO the fatal H5N1 strain, has killed more than 100 people across the world....

Genetic Mutation in Mice Suggests Extinct Mammoth Had Light and Dark Fur

...rker on the mainland//, but lighter on the barrier islands to blend in with the white sand dunes—are largely ...opulations of mice on the mainland and the barrier islands off the Florida Gulf and Atlantic coasts have been studied extensively since the 1920s, first by Fra...

Chikungunya In Mauritius Claims 77 Lives

Tourists visiting islands in the Indian Ocean such as Mauritius have been st...otentially lethal. It has ravaged the Indian Ocean islands since the first two months of 2006. Researchers from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland have re...

Post-tsunami trauma still haunts children

...fferings of the tsunami-affected children in these islands are not yet over. There is an urgent need to take care of their rehabilitation." "Selvi and many children who lost their parents started behaving abnormally after the tragedy," the study says. The government and to some extent even NGOs have been...

Is India Prepared to Face the Epidemics?

...the virus were introduced into Asia or the Pacific islands where the disease appears to have never occurred but where local species of mosquitoes are known to be able to transmit it". India had been taking the warning very seriously, unwilling to take any risk of introducing the disease. In 1975, the govern...

45% of Indians Affected by Chikungunya Fever

...districts in eight Indian states, and even to some islands in the Indian Ocean. The WHO said in the statement, posted on its Web site, 'In some areas, reported attack rates have reached 45 percent. After an interval of more than 20 years, chikungunya fever has been reported in India, Comoros, Mauritius, R...

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

...h tourist. "We had lunch in one of the small river islands during the course of the rafting." Close to Nameri is Bhalukpung, a small village bordering Arunachal Pradesh and located on the foothills of the Himalayas. This small border township is something like a paradise on earth with nature oozing with ...

Chinese Scientists Take Malaria Fight to Africa

..., the test location, is among the Comoros group of islands at the northern mouth of the Mozambique Channel, about two-thirds of the way between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique. While the average carrier rate in the 10 most seriously affected villages on Moheli is 50 percent, the rate is as high...

Alcohol Dehydrogenase Gene may Protect from Developing Alcoholism

...o evaluate genetic factors as populations on these islands are often genetically 'isolated' for a number of generations and can have a more homogenous environment when compared to large heterogeneous cultures such as the United States." Study participants were recruited from the two major ethnic groups of ...

Satellites Set to Play Good Samaritans in India

...e areas like Kargil and Leh in the north, offshore islands of Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep, as well as some interior parts of Orissa, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, the northeastern states of India and some tribal districts in other states have access to speciality healthcare from...

Fruit and Vegetable Diet 'could Prevent Asthma'

...ons are rare. Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. Researchers found those children reared on a diet rich in fruits and vegetables were protected against both allergies and asthma. The study added to existing evidence that such diet could help contr...

Protecting Oceans is Important to Keeping Planet Cool

...t of Sri Lanka, IUCN said. Eighty percent of its islands are no more than one metre above sea level, and face total extinction within 100 years at the current rate of ice melt that is raising sea levels. The republic is home to 360,000 people. Warming oceans are also blamed for powering the increasing in...

Climate Change Threatens Sundarbans and World Heritage Sites

...lex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of mangrove forests intersect the site. Famous for its beauty, it is home to at least 260 bird species, Indian otters, spotted deer, wild boar, fiddler crabs, mud crabs, three marine lizard species and five marine turtle species. They also host thr...

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