The 36th European Symposium on calcified tissues is scheduled on 23 to 27 May, 2009 at Vienna Austria. The conference focuses on clinical and basic scientific topics. It aims at enhancing the knowledge
Focused on how to reduce aggression and violence in and around licensed premises; describes the Queensland community safety action model for intervention, and on the basis of quantitative evaluation ..
Image by The Library of Congress via FlickrA slightly bizarre story here out of the United States about differing reactions to the news that China's first swine flu victim is a graduate student at the University of Missouri. Here in Beijing, the health authorities have indeed gone into overdrive. I have received three sets of text messages asking anyone who was on board the flights that carried the flu victim to report in immediately. Chinese TV stations meanwhile carried a constantly repeating ticker conveying the same message, but only in English. Everyone who has come into contact with the thirty year old--amounting to several hundred people-- has been put in quarantine. The country's two top leaders have called for firm action to prevent the spread of the flu and news broadcasts have been dominated by that message and accompanying instructions.
Image via WikipediaNovel influenza A (H1N1) is a new flu virus of swine origin that was first detected in April, 2009. The virus is infecting people and is spreading from person-to-person, and has sparked a growing outbreak of illness in the United States with an increasing number of cases being reported internationally as well.
CDC anticipates that there will be more cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths associated with this new virus in the coming days and weeks because the population has little to no immunity against it. Novel influenza A (H1N1) activity is now being detected in two of CDC’s routine influenza surveillance systems as reported in the May 8, 2009 FluView. FluView is a weekly report that tracks U.S. influenza activity through multiple systems across five categories.