Feb 18, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee today recommended that pharmaceutical companies use one new influenza strain, the B component, in next season’s flu vaccine.The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted to follow the lead of the World Health Organization (WHO), which last week recommended replacing the influenza B strain in this year’s vaccine, which is from the Yamagata lineage, to one from the Victoria lineage, said Karen Reilly, an FDA spokeswoman. The WHO and the FDA panel recommended that the two influenza A strains for the Northern Hemisphere remain the same.Reilly told CIDRAP News that the votes on retaining the current influenza A/H1N1 and A/H3N2 strains were unanimous. However, the vote on changing the influenza B strain was 14 to 0 with one abstention.The flu vaccine is reformulated each year in an attempt to match ever-evolving virus strains. The WHO and FDA recommend the strains for the vaccine in February, allowing companies enough time to grow the viruses in chicken eggs and process them into vaccine doses. Most years the vaccine is protective, but last flu season all three strains in the vaccine were a poor match for circulating viruses, and the WHO and FDA recommended changing all three strains for this season.The influenza B component of this year’s flu vaccine was from the Yamagata lineage, but the proportion of strains from the Victoria lineage continues to increase and has become predominant in many countries, including the United States.The WHO and now the FDA committee recommend the following for next season’s vaccine:For the H1N1 component, a strain similar to A/Brisbane/59/2007For the H3N2 component, a strain similar to A/Brisbane/10/2007For the B component, a strain similar to B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus, replacing B/Florida/4/2006Reilly said the committee discussed recommending the addition of a second B strain to the vaccine, but did not vote on the measure. Health officials in the United States have discussed including both lineages in the seasonal vaccine to address the unpredictable circulation of the influenza B strains, given that a vaccine against one lineage offers little protection against the other.Some of the committee members said there was not enough research yet to support adding a second B strain lineage, she said.See also:Feb 13 CIDRAP News story “WHO picks new B strain for 2009-10 flu vaccine”Jan 16 CIDRAP News story “Experts consider 4-strain flu vaccine to fight B viruses”
Citing the critical danger posed by storm surge and resulting flooding, La. Gov. John Bel Edwards recently announced the Interagency Coastal Storm Surge-Based Flood Risk and Resilience Awareness Campaign, a partnership of state agencies to use “Story Maps” to promote awareness of Louisiana’s Comprehensive Coastal Master Plan.The Master Plan is the foundational document underlying the campaign, as it identifies the risk to state infrastructure such as roads and bridges; and to services, facilities and systems for health care and education.“Building knowledge and understanding of our Comprehensive Coastal Master Plan across state agencies and among our citizens, we can create a more resilient coastal Louisiana,” said Edwards.The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), developer and implementer of the state Comprehensive Coastal Master Plan, along with the Louisiana state departments of Education (LDOE), Health (LDH), and Transportation and Development (DOTD) have collaborated on the Interagency Coastal Storm Surge-Based Flood Risk and Resilience Awareness Campaign, using Story Maps to foster greater interagency coordination and public awareness of Louisiana’s future coastal challenges and to reduce risk and improve resilience.Three interactive visually-focused Story Maps were created in partnership with the Louisiana State University (LSU) Economics & Policy Research Group (EPRG) and LSU Graphic Design Student Office (GDSO).Based on data from the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, they illustrate Louisiana’s vanishing coast and the potential impacts from future land loss and coastal storm surge-based floods.
Sumner County unincorporated â€” Fireworks may be possessed and discharged in the unincorporated area from 8 a.m. to midnight July 1-4. But the fireworks can only be shot off by the owner of the immediate family, or by written permission of the landowner. Conway Springs – The city allows fireworks on July 3-5 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on private property. There is no city fireworks show.‘Oxford – The city allows fireworks from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 1-3, and 8 to midnight on July 4. City of Oxford will have a fireworks show on the north side of town near the football field at dark. Caldwell – Fireworks can be shot off on July 3 – 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on July 4 from 8 a.m. to midnight. Fireworks are on sale 12 p.m. and 12 a.m. July 2-4. There are two fireworks stands in town.There is a city fireworks show sports complex, at the Caldwell High School football field at dark which is at 10 p.m. Belle Plaine – In Belle Plaine, fireworks can be shot off June 27- July 4. Residents can shoot off fireworks on private property from 10 a.m to 10 p.m. up until July 2 and 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. on July 3-4.The city will be having a fireworks show on July 4 at dark at the Belle Plaine High School football field. By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Those popping sounds you are hearing are fireworks being shot off in Wellington and the surrounding towns. Here are a list of the fireworks policy and the city fireworks shows for all of Sumner County this week.Wellington â€” The City of Wellington Fireworks show will be held at Sellers Park on July 3 to coincide with the Wellington Heat baseball game. The fireworks show will be held immediately following the game at Hibbs-Hooten Stadium at Sellers Park provided by the city of Wellington and Security State Title. The Wellington-El Dorado game starts at 7 p.m.Remember the time to shoot fireworks are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 1-3, and 10 a.m. to midnight on July 4.There are three fireworks stands:â€¢Wholesale Fireworks – Smokers Choice.â€¢Wholesale Fireworks – Theurer’s Auction Realty.â€¢TNT – north of Wellington Wal-Mart parking lot.Rules for shooting fireworks can be found here: http://www.sumnernewscow.com/fireworks-stands-will-open-july-1-in-wellington-city-limits/ Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (6) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down Burned you once · 371 weeks ago Fireworks have been being shot off in South Haven for the last week. Everyone please be careful and if your drinking have a designated lighter for the fireworks. Report Reply 0 replies · active 371 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down 2nd shift people · 371 weeks ago What about us 2nd shift people who only have the 4th off. Guess we are out of luck AGAIN Report Reply 0 replies · active 371 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Kim · 371 weeks ago There is a fireworks stand across the street from walmart also. Report Reply 0 replies · active 371 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Kevin · 371 weeks ago There is one in Walmart parking lot. Hey Cueball I think I’m an owner of an immediate family. Lol. Report Reply 0 replies · active 371 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Harold Gaines · 371 weeks ago “But the fireworks can only be shot off by the owner of the immediate family,”… Really? My family and I don’t have an “owner”. I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that you probably meant “or”….. Report Reply 0 replies · active 371 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down nonw · 370 weeks ago … Report Reply 0 replies · active 370 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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No related posts. Records from the Immigration Administration indicate that more than 300,000 Costa Ricans live abroad, but if elections were held today, only 6,000 of them would be ready to vote.The latest report by the Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) shows that only 6,418 Costa Rican expats are registered to vote in 2014 presidential elections. Some 4,000 of registered Ticos live in the United States.TSE authorities said that 54 Costa Rican consulates currently are prepared to handle expat voting. The deadline for registration is Oct. 2, and TSE officials are finishing a draft bill to regulate voting abroad.Presidential elections are scheduled for Feb. 2, 2014, and 3,011,866 voters are currently registered. Facebook Comments
Guarantee uninterrupted access to diabetes medication and care for all forcibly-displaced people with diabetes and integrate diabetes care as a key component of the humanitarian response Increase funding to strengthen health systems in areas with a high burden of displaced populations Conduct research to assess the exact burden of diabetes among forcibly displaced people People living with diabetes must be able to access the essential medicines and care they need to manage the condition and avoid its debilitating complications. For some, this is a matter of life or death. Securing immediate access to essential medicines is a priority when people with diabetes are forced to flee their homes. The supply must be uninterrupted and provided at no or very low cost so that medicines are not priced out of the hands of those who need them most. All too often, the care for people with diabetes is overlooked in the response to a humanitarian crisis. We are calling for concerted action to make sure the healthcare needs of people with diabetes are not disregarded when disaster strikes. May 23 2018International Diabetes Federation announces initiative to improve diabetes care in humanitarian settings.The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that four million people living with diabetes are forcibly displaced as a result of man-made and natural disasters. In these difficult circumstances, people with diabetes often struggle to manage their condition and are at increased risk of disability and early death. In order to raise awareness of the challenges of preventing and managing diabetes in humanitarian settings, IDF has launched a multi-stakeholder initiative to encourage action, improve health services and ensure access to essential medicines for displaced people with diabetes. Managing diabetes is not always easy. It can cause unnecessary suffering for individuals and their families and place a significant burden on healthcare resources. Caring for diabetes becomes particularly difficult when people are forced to flee.Undiagnosed and poorly controlled diabetes can lead to acute and life-threatening complications such as blindness, amputation, kidney failure, cardiovascular events and early death. Worldwide, IDF estimates that one in two people are undiagnosed. People in humanitarian settings face an even greater risk of under-diagnosis.According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are 65 million people displaced as a result of conflicts alone. Conflicts and disasters result in large-scale movements of populations. Their arrival into unprepared locations puts severe pressure on healthcare resources and poses a significant challenge. Health systems struggle to respond to the emergency and provide healthcare for the new arrivals and their existing population.Limited research has been conducted to assess the burden of diabetes among displaced people. Where studies have been undertaken, they suggest higher diabetes prevalence rates than in the general population.Forcibly displaced people with diabetes may not be able to gain access to the medicines and supplies they need and emergency healthcare personnel are not always trained to deal with the condition. This situation is compounded by disruption to food, water, and utilities.Commenting on the new initiative, IDF President Professor Nam H. Cho said: Related StoriesDiet and physical exercise do not reduce risk of gestational diabetesAADE’s comprehensive guidance on care of children, young adults with diabetes releasedMothers with gestational diabetes transferring harmful ‘forever chemicals’ to their fetusIDF calls on national governments, international and donor organizations, civil society and the private sector to: The multi-stakeholder campaign involves representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). It is supported by a grant from the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF).“WDF is delighted support this effort to improve diabetes care in humanitarian settings. Our vision is to alleviate the burden of diabetes among people that are most vulnerable to the disease. Reducing the suffering caused by diabetes during crises is central to that vision – and a priority for WDF, given the growing number of displaced people worldwide,” said Jakob Sloth Madsen, Program Manager, WDF.Source: https://www.idf.org/