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Crof
North Vancouver, BC Canada
Retired college teacher, SF & fantasy novelist, nonfiction books too, accidental journalist since the 1970s.
Interests: History, writing, politics, public health, teaching & learning, environment, online communication.
Recent Activity
Via 7sur7.cd: North Kivu: doctors pruned and degraded from the premium of professional risk, protest to claim the reinstatement and 8 months of arrears of premium. The Google translation: Physicians from several territories and cities in North Kivu, pruned and... Continue reading
Posted 56 minutes ago at H5N1
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The Ministry of Health has published EBOLA DRC - Evolution of the response to the Ebola outbreak in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri to Monday, June 17, 2019. Excerpt from the Google translation: EVOLUTION OF THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at H5N1
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Google Maps Via buniaactualite.com: Bunia: resistance against the Ebola response teams is coming in, like North Kivu neighbor. It sounds as if the number of confirmed and suspected cases is rising. As of yesterday's MoH update, Bunia had reported only... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at H5N1
Via The Washington Post: A mysterious sickness has killed nearly 100 children in India. Could litchi fruit be the cause? Excerpt: NEW DELHI — The children go to sleep as best they can in the sweltering heat. Early in the... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at H5N1
Via the Public Health Agency of Canada: The Government of Canada Releases Canada's First Dementia Strategy. Excerpt: Dementia is having a significant and growing impact in Canada, with more than 419,000 Canadians aged 65 years and older diagnosed with dementia. Two thirds of those diagnosed are women, and as our... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at The Politics of Dementia
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Via mediacongo.net, a June 16 report Bunia: third confirmed Ebola case, this is a 13 year old boy. The Google translation: The city of Bunia recorded Thursday its third confirmed case of Ebola, according to the provincial coordination of the... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at H5N1
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Google Maps Thanks to Mary Marshall for alerting me to this report in the Daily Nation: Three more put in isolation after suspected Ebola case in Kericho. Excerpt and then a comment: Three other people have been put in the... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at H5N1
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The MoH/WHO AFRO Ebola DRC KIVU 2018 Dashboard reports 20 new cases on Jun 16, making 103 for the week, 233 for the past 21 days, and 2,165 since the outbreak began last August. Out of 16,000 contact, 14,200 are... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at H5N1
Via PNAS: Inner Workings: Family of protein fragments promises fresh view of Alzheimer's disease. Excerpt: Neuroscientist Joris de Wit was pretty sure he was on the right track as he homed in on a receptor for a potentially beneficial brain molecule. Known as sAPPalpha (soluble amyloid precursor protein alpha), the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Politics of Dementia
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The Ministry of Health has published EBOLA RDC - Evolution de la riposte contre l'épidémie d'Ebola dans les provinces du Nord Kivu et de l'Ituri au Dimanche 16 juin 2019. Excerpt from the Google translation: EVOLUTION OF THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via The Guardian: Hancock pledges hospital food overhaul after listeria deaths. Excerpt: Health secretary Matt Hancock has ordered a “root and branch” review of NHS food after two more patient deaths were linked last week to a listeria outbreak. The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via 7sur7.cd: North Kivu / Ebola control: WHO Director General in Butembo. The Google translation: The fight against the Ebola epidemic in the province of North Kivu was the focus of exchanges Saturday, June 15 between the Director General of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
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The MoH/WHO AFRO Ebola DRC KIVU 2018 Dashboard report 14 new cases on June 15, making 67 so far this week, 228 in the past 21 days, and 2,131 since the outbreak began last August. Out of 15,600 contacts, 1,800... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at H5N1
Via ReliefWeb, the African Union on June 13 published Update On African Union Actions in Response to Recent Ebola Outbreaks. Excerpt: Following the recent outbreak of Ebola cases reported in Uganda, The African Union (AU) is collaborating with the Ministry... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at H5N1
Via Radio Okapi: DRC and Uganda take joint action against Ebola. The Google translation: Following the appearance of the first positive case of Ebola in Uganda on Wednesday, 12 June, a meeting was held in Kasese, Uganda, about 140 km... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at H5N1
Via The Guardian: Global heating to inflict more droughts on Africa as well as floods. Global heating could bring many more bouts of severe drought as well as increased flooding to Africa than previously forecast, scientists have warned. New research says the continent will experience many extreme outbreaks of intense... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Hothouse Earth
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The Ministry of Health has published EBOLA DRC - Evolution of the response to the Ebola outbreak in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Excerpt from the Google translation: EVOLUTION OF THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at H5N1
Via Jimbere.org in Burundi, evidence that the US isn't the only one with Ebola scares at the border: Virus Ebola: 22 cas suspects au Burundi, aucune contamination. Excerpt from the Google translation: "We have so far examined around 8,458,234 people,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at H5N1
Via CBC News, a June 13 report: Ebola rumours, false reports stoke fears of immigrant threat at Texas border. Excerpt: The deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread to neighbouring Uganda, raising fears of a wider... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at H5N1
Via The Conversation, an interview with Professor Moska Fallah: How Africa's porous borders make it difficult to contain Ebola. Excerpt: There have now been two Ebola deaths in Uganda. Do we know anything more about these cases? We now know... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at H5N1
Via mediacongo.net: Ebola: blood supply decreases at Beni Blood Transfusion Center. The Google translation and then a comment: The alert on this decrease was given on Friday, June 14, 2019 by Justin Cirhuza, head of this center, on the sidelines... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at H5N1
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The MoH/WHO AFRO Ebola DRC KIVU 2018 Dashboard reports 13 cases on June 14, making a total of 66 so far this week and 2,109 since the outbreak began. Out of 15,600 contact, 1,800 are not being tracked. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at H5N1
Today WHO published its Statement on the meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee for Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 14 June 2019. Here's the key passage, with my bolding: It was... Continue reading
Posted 3 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 the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri to Friday, June 14, 2019. Excerpt from the Google translation: EVOLUTION OF THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at H5N1
Via BBC News, some good news: Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey gives birth to twin boys. Excerpt: Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who survived the deadly Ebola virus, has given birth to twin sons. The 43-year-old worked as a volunteer in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at H5N1