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Agencies must win trust of locals to contain Marburg and Ebola outbreaks

Outbreaks of filovirus haemorrhagic fevers (FHFs) such as those caused by the Ebola and Marburg viruses can only be controlled if agencies have the support and trust of local communities, according to two papers just published in the online edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases as part of ...

Bird Flu In Zambia-Panic Among Locals

More than 40 wild birds were discovered dead in Livingston, southern Zambia, a major nesting area for migratory birds, on Wednesday //. Some villagers ate a few of the birds, and samples were collected to be sent for testing in Lusaka, the capital. Mathews Ngosa, executive director of Poult...

Play it Straight with Swine Flu, AA Travel Insurance Advises

... EU make sure you have your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This is free and entitles you to the same medical treatment as that received by the locals of the country you are visiting. However, the EHIC is not a substitute for travel insurance but instead complements it. Travel insurance provides cov...

As Biking Popularity Grows, so Must the Spotlight on Safety

...ise, recreation, and sport in Philadelphia, where thousands of spectators are gearing up to watch the 2009 Philadelphia Cycling Championship, known to locals as the Manayunk Bike Race, this weekend. No doubt partially spurred by higher gas prices and an increasing focus on living "greener," biking's popular...

PA Professional Fire Fighters Association is First State Association in Nation to Offer Smoking Cessation Program

... at www.ppffa.org . Contact Rich Gawlik (610-393-3011) at PPFFA with any questions regarding the event. The PPFFA is an association of 59 locals affiliated with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). The PPFFA represents over 10,000 active and retired fire fighters from across t...

Security Officers Who Protect Kaiser Hospitals Rally With Community Supporters for Access to Affordable Healthcare

...eat to public safety and building security. For more information visit www.SEIU-USWW.org . Service Employees International Union (SEIU) locals 24/7 and SOULA 2006 are part of SEIU United Service Workers West, representing more than 40,000 janitors, security officers, airport service workers, ...

Monitoring System Stops Hospital Infections with Traffic Light Camera to Capture Hand Hygiene Violators

...know if proper hygiene precautions have been taken beforehand and the entire health care system will greatly benefit in lives and dollars saved." locals suitable for this digital imaging hygiene detection and compliance design include hospitals, outpatient medical facilities and extended care facilitie...

Security Officers Who Guard Kaiser Hospitals Protest Lack of Access to Affordable Healthcare

...ho guard Kaiser facilities in California, and another 300 in other locations outside of California. Service Employees International Union (SEIU) locals 24/7 and SOULA 2006 are part of SEIU United Service Workers West, representing more than 40,000 janitors, security officers, airport service workers, ...

Public Health is No. 1, Says U.S. District Judge in Denial of FMC Motion to Shelve the LA-LB Clean Trucks Programs

...Workforce Collaborative ¿ Change to Win ¿ L.A. County Federation of Labor ¿ UNITE HERE ¿ IAM Lodge 1484 ¿ IBEW Local 11 ¿ ILWU locals 6, 10, 34, 75 ¿ International Brotherhood of Te amsters ¿ SEIU ¿ Southern California Council of Laborers ...

Metro Parent's Second Annual 'Living With Autism Workshop' Features Local Experts Who Are Intimately Involved in Improving the Lives of These Special Children

... to announce the second annual "Living with Autism Workshop" on April 16, 2009 at the Ramada Plaza, Troy. The event is designed to educate and empower locals about autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities. Parents, educators and the general public will have the unique opportunity to hear from...
Locals in Biological News

Texas A&M anthropologist discovers long-lost primate in Indonesia

...i accidentally trapped and killed a pygmy tarsier in 2000. Sharon Gursky-Doyen, working with one of her graduate students, Nanda Grow, and a team of locals trapped three of the nocturnal creatures in Indonesia in late August. The pygmy tarsiers possess fingers with claws instead of nails, which Gursky-Doy...

Starfish outbreak threatens corals

...lized. The team also saw first-hand evidence of recent blast-fishing, an extremely destructive fishing practice that uses explosives. According to locals this accompanied a break down of law and order following communal violence in 2000-2003. During the same time many reef lagoons were mined of their c...

Small-scale fishing in Mexico rivals industrial fisheries in accidental turtle deaths

...s accompanying fishermen on day trips and surveying local beaches for washed-up turtle carcasses. Bycatch happens so commonly, Peckham said, that many locals at first didnt even realize the turtles were endangered. By comparison, U.S. officials are so concerned about loggerhead turtles that in 2002 they ...

Recently discovered species gain protection

...a priority conservation species (see www.zeroextinction.org ). Affectionately called Arrierito Antioqueño or "little herdsman of Antioquia" by the locals for its call, reminiscent of the whistles made by horsemen herding cattle, this Endangered species hangs on in an area devastated by gold mining in th...

Disappearing nest egg: Researcher studying declining numbers of macaws

...f the fruit per day. But the tree is also a frequent home to macaws, who nest in it and who also enjoy eating the fruit. "Unfortunately, the locals have discovered that the best way to get the fruit is to chop down the whole tree, and these can grow up to 100 feet high," Brightsmith confirms. ...

Beekeepers work hard for the honey, despite changing tupelo forest

...munity Forestry Fellowship for Dissertation Research to work with beekeepers and study the tupelo forests surrounding Wewahitchka, Fla. "Wewa," as the locals say, is a small town adjoining the Apalachicola and Chipola rivers and serves as the unofficial capital of tupelo honey. "We're hoping to paint a ...

Unprecedented water level rise in Somalia

... In East Africa, where days of heavy rains and flooding have led to numerous deaths and entire villages being wiped out, locals are reporting an unprecedented rise in Somalia's Shabelle River and that a major water surge may be headed into the centre of the country, the United ...
Locals in Biological Technology

GreenHouse Debuts the World's First E-Fuel MicroFuelerTM in Los Angeles

... To schedule an appointment, contact Lucia Stone at 619.236.0231 or 805.234.6369. Visuals Will Include: Debut of the first MicroFueler Hollywood locals fueling their cars on the "green carpet" with E-Fuel100 produced by the MicroFueler 2 minute electronic press release on MicroFueler insta...

Engineers harness cell phone technology for use in medical imaging

...g countries is left unused or broken because it is too complicated or expensive to operate and repair," he said. "We set out to develop something that locals could sustain on their own, as well as something that is relevant to local economies and technologies." Most medical imaging devices, said Rubinsky...

AT&T Challenges SBC in Wisconsin With Local, Long-Distance Bundling

...rvice. As the overwhelming majority of phone bills in the state are currently emblazoned with the SBC logo, now begins AT&Ts journey to convince locals to switch and stay with the telecom that offers choice from the incumbent. AT&T, which effective Thursday began offering local phone service to eve...

Maybe its time to write our own television shows about Wisconsin

...e Hollywood to think beyond the beer, brats and string cheese and to portray a new Wisconsin, where all the children are above average and none of the locals are loco? Heres my effort to change how the screenwriters see us. They can feel free to rip off any of the ideas (for my usual 10 percent, of cours...

Technology with Aloha

...ll a much longer column. The German native moved to Maui after a string of amazing successes in his home country. He began building Web sites for some locals and out of that work needed to find a better way to stream video. Dissatisfied with the performance of the leading technologies, he developed his own ...
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