NEWS SCAN: Avian flu prevention, PCA roof leak, meningitis in Africa, USDA’s social networking tools

first_imgMar 26, 2009North Korea reports H5N1 prevention strategiesNorth Korea yesterday said its nationalized approach to preventing avian influenza has helped it avoid outbreaks and infections, despite the circulation of the H5N1 virus in other nations, Korea News Service (KNS) reported yesterday. North Korea has conducted bird surveillance in winter migration areas, developed rapid detection systems, educated the public and medical workers about how to prevent the disease, and set up medical checkpoints in densely populated areas to monitor and treat people who are sick. The nation also said it would continue its close contacts with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.[Mar 25 KNS report]Group helps Nigeria with avian flu fightA nongovernmental organization has launched an intensive program to prevent avian influenza in Nigeria, AllAfrica.com reported today. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is aiming its behavioral-change messages at migrant poultry workers, traders, and transporters in states that have been hit by the virus, which include Anambra, Borno, Kano, and Lagos.[IOM Web site]Hearing reveals leaky roof problem at PCA plantA leaky roof at the Peanut Corporation of America’s plant in Blakely, Ga., might have introduced or spread Salmonella contamination that sparked the recent national outbreak, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) reported yesterday. A recent bankruptcy hearing revealed that the company had spent $60,000 fixing the roof in August 2008. A former plant worker told the AJC that the roof leaked so profusely that employees had to move products around to keep them from getting wet. In 2007, an internal investigation conducted by ConAgra of its Sylvester, Ga., plant found that moisture from a leaky roof and a faulty sprinkler system might have triggered the growth of Salmonella at the facility, which led to a national outbreak involving peanut butter that sickened 425 people in 44 states.Africa’s cases of meningococcal disease riseAfrica’s “meningitis belt,” an area that includes northern Nigeria and Niger, has recorded 24,868 suspected cases of meningococcal disease, including 1,513 deaths, since Jan 1, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement yesterday. Cerebrospinal fluid testing has revealed that the predominant strain is Neisseria meningitides serogroup A. The WHO said 2.3 million doses of polysaccharide vaccine have been released to Nigeria and 1.9 million to Niger.[Feb 25 WHO statement]USDA unveils new-media toolsThe US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today launched news- and recall-related RSS (really simple syndication) feeds, a Twitter feed, and new bookmarking capabilities to allow people to share food safety content on social networking sites and Web pages. In a news release today, the USDA said the tools will expand the reach of its educational materials and connect with audiences it might not otherwise reach.[Mar 26 USDA press release]last_img read more

Study trip of the Croatian Camping Association to Spain and France

first_imgIn 2018, from 1.1. to 6.5., a total of 152.522 arrivals and 553.527 overnight stays were realized in our camps, which represents an increase of 20,55% in arrivals and 23,62% in overnight stays. In May alone (1.1.-6.5.), A total of 179.924 overnight stays were realized, ie an increase of 44,39% compared to the same period last year. By countries, the first are Slovenes (with + 21% of overnight stays), followed by Germans (+ 10% of overnight stays) and Poles (+ 73% of overnight stays). Austria ranks 4th in overnight stays and Italy 5th.Invitation to a study trip to Spain and FranceAfter last year’s trip to the Netherlands and Belgium, the destination of this year’s KUH study trip will be the sunny coasts of Spain and France, or some of the most popular tourist and camping destinations in the French region of Occitanie along with Perpignanon and the Spanish tourism capital – Barcelona. Locks.In this area there is a concentration of very high quality camps that are rated the highest grade of the German ADAC and all carry the title “Superplatz”, while one camp belongs to the selection of top camps “Leading Campings”. The planned route in France includes a tour of several camps of the famous French group Yelloh! Village. “It should be added that, in terms of their product and target emitting market, these camps are very similar to ours, so we believe that this year’s study trip, thanks to quality camps and attractive destinations, will be very interesting for anyone who wants to get to know the specifics of camping. specified regions. ” stand out from KUH.For the WORK PROGRAM times click hereFor the Application Form click hereThe price of a trip based on 4 nights for a group of a minimum of 60 people is HRK 7.300,00 per person in a double room (surcharge for a single room is HRK 1.350,00). The price includes flight, bus transfers, hotel accommodation, insurance and organization of camp tours.Deadline for final confirmation of interest – Monday, May 21.5.2018, 12. to 00:XNUMX.last_img read more