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Crof
North Vancouver, BC Canada
Retired college teacher, SF & fantasy novelist, an accidental journalist since the 1970s.
Interests: History, writing, politics, teaching & learning, environment, online communication.
Recent Activity
Via mediacongo.net: News - Ituri: no ebola virus in Mukambo and Geti after laboratory analysis. The Google translation: Samples taken from a woman who died last weekend in Mukambo in Mahagi territory and a suspect case in Geti in Irumu... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via Radio Okapi, a hint that resistance to the Ebola response is continuing: Beni: Notables Call on People to Collaborate on Ebola Response. Excerpt from the Google translation: Beni's notability calls on the people of Beni and Butembo to collaborate... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
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The Ministry of Health has published EBOLA DRC - Evolution of the response to the Ebola epidemic in North Kivu as of Tuesday September 18 2018. Expect an erratum correction: this update was published late and ends in mid-sentence. Excerpt... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at H5N1
After too short a time in Stockholm, we're leaving in the very early morning by train to Lund and then on to Hamburg for an overnight stay and then yet another early train to Amsterdam. Blogging will be sporadic at... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at H5N1
Via The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Did Caravaggio die of Staphylococcus aureus sepsis? Click or tap through for references. Caravaggio, also known as Michelangelo Merisi (1571–1610), was a revolutionary painter who influenced many artists during his lifetime and after his death.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at H5N1
The KSA MOH Command and Control Center has published a week 38 report on its MERS page. As of September 16, three new MERS have been confirmed: MERS in Riyadh city: 38-year-old male in Rumah city, Riyadh region Contact with... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at H5N1
Via Radio Moto Butembo-Beni: Hostility against Ebola response teams denounced by Beni civil society. The Google translation: The civil society, Beni territorial coordination in North Kivu, condemns the attitude of resistance that some inhabitants of this territory face against the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at H5N1
Via The Guardian: Scientists warn of global crisis over failure to tackle tuberculosis. Excerpt:Heads of state, doctors and scientists will gather in New York next week to discuss one of the world’s most alarming medical crises: the failure of global... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at H5N1
ECDC has published Drop in EU/EEA measles cases between March and July 2018. Click or tap through to read the latest monitoring report. During the month of July, a total of 758 cases of measles were reported across seventeen countries... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at H5N1
The Ministry of Health has published EBOLA DRC - Evolution of the response to the Ebola epidemic in North Kivue as of Monday September 17 2018. Excerpt from the Google translation: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION IN THE PROVINCE OF NORTH KIVU Monday,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at H5N1
Via Religion News Service: Fear of Ebola keeps the faithful at home in Congo - Religion News Service. Excerpt: Thousands of faithful in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are staying home from church services to avoid contracting or spreading Ebola.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at H5N1
Vis ReliefWeb, an MSF.org report: Increasing suicide attempts and self-harming among child refugees trapped in Moria camp, Lesvos - Greece. The medical and humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is witnessing an unprecedented health and mental health emergency... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at H5N1
Via bioRxiv: Improved real-time influenza surveillance using Internet search data in eight Latin American countries. The abstract: A real-time methodology for monitoring flu activity in middle income countries that is simultaneously accurate and generalizable has not yet been presented. We... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at H5N1
Via Brescia Settegiorni, a September 16 report: Pneumonia epidemic new case in Calcinato. The Google translation, edited, and then a comment: The news coming from the Region seemed reassuring but instead, today it took a step back: a man of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at H5N1
Via The Washington Post: Florence has made Wilmington, N.C., an island cut off from the rest of the world. Excerpt: The vast majority of this waterlogged city of about 117,000 people in the southeastern part of North Carolina remained without... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at H5N1
Via Radio Moto Butembo-Beni, a September 15 report: Free treatment in Butembo and Masereka confirmed for next week. The Google translation and then a comment: This free service will be effective in the health zones of Butembo, Katwa and Masereka.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at H5N1
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The Ministry of Health has published EBOLA DRC - Evolution of the response to the Ebola epidemic in North Kivu as of Sunday September 2018. Excerpt from the Google translation: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION IN THE PROVINCE OF NORTH KIVU Sunday 16... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at H5N1
Via The Guardian: This is how the world ends: will we soon see category 6 hurricanes? Excerpt: Jeff Masters, one of the most respected meteorologists in America, has begun to wonder publicly about the potential for a category 6 hurricane.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at H5N1
Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone Warning Bulletin from the Hong Kong Observatory, updated at 11:45 a.m. Sunday: Mangkhut continues to move steadily towards the coast of western Guangdong and poses a severe threat to Hong Kong. According to the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at H5N1
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Google Maps Via Radio Okapi: Ituri: a person with Ebola symptoms died in Mahagi. The Google translation: A person with symptoms of Ebola died on Saturday, September 15 in Mokambo in the Mahagi territory. The victim is among the suspected... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at H5N1
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Dawn is breaking over Stockholm on Sunday morning, and here I am with a belated report from the Ministry of Health: EBOLA DRC - Evolution of the response to the Ebola epidemic in North Kivu as of Saturday 15 September... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at H5N1
My wife and I are leaving this afternoon for a trip to Europe—first to Stockholm, then by train to Hamburg and on to Amsterdam for a few days. We'll be home on the 23rd. I'll try to post occasional items... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at H5N1
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The Ministry of Health has published EBOLA DRC - Evolution of the response to the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu province on Friday 14 September 2018. Excerpt from the Google translation: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION IN THE PROVINCE OF NORTH KIVU Friday... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at H5N1
The Guardian is liveblogging the storm: Hurricane Florence: slow-moving storm will cause ‘disastrous floods’ – live updates. The latest: Florence appears to be shifting in track slightly to the south, a movement that forecasters call a “wobble”. That sounds innocent... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at H5N1
Via CBC News: Measles alert issued for Skookum festival, other Vancouver locations. Excerpt: Vancouver Coastal Health is warning anyone who went to Skookum Festival last weekend, visited Noodlebox Mount Pleasant or an outdoor block party on Quebec Ave, about a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at H5N1