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- AUSTRALIA - Fluoridation in water - A support from PHAA (Public Health Association of Australia) -

With dental caries Australia’s most prevalent health problem and dental admissions the highest cause of acute preventable hospital admissions, there is plenty that can be gained from targeted oral health strategies. Oral health is the second most expensive disease group, just below cardiovascular disease, however unlike general medical services which are 78% funded by government, only 18% of dental care costs are funded by government.*

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- Neglected tropical diseases -

“New phase” of fight : report!

WORLD -

 

The report “Sustaining the drive to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases” show progress in controlling, eliminating and eradicating these diseases. Two are targeted for global eradication, dracunculiasis (guinea worm disease) in 2015 and yaws in 2020. The report outlines six targets set for the elimination of five diseases in 2015 and a further 10 targets for nine diseases for 2020, either globally or in selected geographical areas.* 

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- CUBA - Infant mortality, again below 5!

- For five consecutive years Cuba registers an infant mortality rate below 5 per thousand live births, expression of the human development index reached: in 2008, 4.7, 2009, 4.8, 2010, 4.5, 2011 , 4.9, and in 2012, 4.6. The undeniable success of public health, placing us among the countries of the Americas with the lowest rate, is based primarily on the determination and political will of the revolutionary government, which has brought about a national health system accessible and free for all citizens, and educational development. *

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FEBRUARY 2013

- Training -

 

- AZERBAIJAN - Diabetes - An educational materials and training in schools -

Ministry of Health, Public Health and Reforms Center (CESD) and the Society of Diabetes organize with patients with diabetes, a free training program about diabetes risks. Those who wish to participate have to make a demand to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan .

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On during 2012 has been a significant increase in the number of animals with rabies found confirms data presented by the Center for Veterinary Diagnosis Moldavian Republic. Thus, this year, 209 cases of animal rabies have been diagnosed (3 times more than in 2011), the highest number found in the entire surveillance period. This can be described as a massive Zoot epi rabies with possible tragic consequences for the population . *

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XVI Chilian congress

of intra hospital infection (nosocomial infections) and Hospital epidemiology

- CHILE -

 

Santiago de Chile

3-4-5 April 2013.

Theme: Resistance and support, future program of surveillance.

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- Animals Focus -

 

Rabies epizootic situation is alarming in 2012

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- EUROPE -  Health and safety in supply chains – Report

Increasingly, businesses are outsourcing their activities and processes. But what implications does the growing importance of supply chains have for working conditions? A new report from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) sheds light on occupational safety and health (OSH) within these complex networks of suppliers and service providers. The report also looks at other approaches that can be used to diminish work accidents and ill health in the supply chain, and which could be taken up more widely in Europe.*

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- Early Warning Response System Network (EWRS) -

- EWRS has been established to promote cooperation and coordination between the Member States, with the assistance of the European Commission, with a view to improving the prevention and control, in the Community, of communicable diseases. The Network includes an Early Warning and Response System (EWRS), which is formed by bringing into permanent communication with one another, through appropriate means, the Commission and the competent public health authorities in each Member State responsible for determining the measures which may be required to protect public health.*

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- New syndromes emergence   -

-Immunodeficiency, autoinflammation and amylopectinosis in humans with inherited HOIL-1 and LUBAC deficiency -   ››› Read

 

- DPM2-CDG: a muscular dystrophy-dystroglycanopathy syndrome with severe epilepsy -   ›››› Read

 

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- WORLDGenetically Modified Animals to fight against epidemics - Canadian authorities have licensed a limited production of "enviro-pigs", animals that have been genetically modified to produce less phosphorus in their faeces. In Edinburgh, scientists have recently created the world's first genetically modified chickens with resistance to viral disease, including bird flu. Rather than vaccinating birds (and humans) against the disease, scientists hope that genetic modification could be a mechanism to protect large production flocks from avian flu. In America, researchers at Texas A&M University have successfully cloned a calf that's resistant to brucellosis, tuberculosis and salmonellosis.*

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- WORLD - Genetically Modified Animals to fight against epidemics - Canadian authorities have licensed a limited production of "enviro-pigs", animals that have been genetically modified to produce less phosphorus in their faeces. In Edinburgh, scientists have recently created the world's first genetically modified chickens with resistance to viral disease, including bird flu. Rather than vaccinating birds (and humans) against the disease, scientists hope that genetic modification could be a mechanism to protect large production flocks from avian flu. In America, researchers at Texas A&M University have successfully cloned a calf that's resistant to brucellosis, tuberculosis and salmonellosis.*

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- COSTA RICA - Health Ministry warns of Food Handling -

 - The food handling is essential to ensure health. The Ministry of Health, through the Department of Health regulation, calls for citizens to take appropriate action in the field of Food Handling that do not comply with the provisions of the relevant regulations. Thus, Health confirms that people who wish to work in Food Services to the Public, such as restaurants, bars and sodas, must have the Food Handler card extended "only" by the respective governing bodies Health Areas .*

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ISSN 2262-1997

N 23

6th International Conference

Ocular Infections

- USA -

 

March 7-10, 2013 

Santa Monica, California

Topics: Epidemiology, Microbiology, Pharmacology and Drug Delivery, Surgical Strategies to Prevent Infections, Antimicrobial Resistance, strategies for Survival and Prevention

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Rabies vaccine bank

- ASIA -

 

The OIE, with the support of its subregional representation in Bangkok (Thailand), is currently managing a rabies vaccine bank in Asia with the financial support of the European Union, under the framework of the regional cooperation programme on Highly Pathogenic and Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases in Asia (HPED). Dogs are the main transmitters of rabies in endemic countries in Africa and Asia, where the majority of the 70,000 estimated human deaths due to rabies occur.*

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