WHO confirms 3 H5N1 cases in Indonesia

first_imgOct 16, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed three fatal cases of H5N1 avian influenza in Indonesia, involving two women from Java and a boy from South Jakarta, bringing Indonesia’s toll to 72 cases with 55 deaths.The first case involved a 67-year-old woman whose infection was reported by the Indonesian health ministry on Oct 11. The WHO said she became ill on Oct 3, was hospitalized Oct 7, and died Oct 15. Her illness was complicated by a chronic condition, the agency said.The second case involved an 11-year-old boy from South Jakarta who got sick on Oct 2, was hospitalized Oct 7, and died a week later. The WHO said the boy had been exposed to dead chickens in his neighborhood.The third case was in a 27-year-old woman from Central Java province who became ill on Oct 8, was hospitalized Oct 12, and died the next day. The WHO said the source of her exposure is under investigation.The Jakarta Post reported on Oct 12 that doctors who treated the 67-year-old woman suspected she also had encephalitis. Hadi Jusuf, a doctor at Hasan Sadikin hospital in Bandung, where the woman had been hospitalized, said hospital neurologists who examined the woman concluded that she had a brain inflammation caused by a virus.Hadi told the Post that the woman was unconscious when admitted to the hospital but that doctors could find no evidence that her loss of consciousness was related to acute respiratory distress or pneumonia, as was true of some other avian flu patients treated at the hospital.The woman’s cerebrospinal fluid was tested repeatedly after an initial result was negative, Hadi said.  He said he had not received results from the health ministry’s lab. If the tests are positive, the woman would be Indonesia’s first avian flu patient to have brain inflammation caused by the infection, Hadi told the Post.Neurologic complications of H5N1 infection have been reported before, though rarely. A Vietnamese boy who died of encephalitis in 2004 was later found to have had H5N1 infection, according to a research report published last year. Encephalitis is also known to be a rare complication of ordinary influenza.The sole survivor of the avian flu case cluster in North Sumatra last May, Jones Ginting, had brain abscesses after he was hospitalized. An Associated Press article, published after he was released from the hospital, said that after he experienced a stiff neck and headaches, tests showed multiple brain abscesses caused by parasites.With the three newest avian flu cases, Indonesia’s case-fatality rate is 76%, second only to that of Cambodia, where all six H5N1 patients died.The latest cases bring the WHO’s global avian flu count to 256 cases with 151 deaths, for a case-fatality rate of 59%.See also:Oct 16 WHO statementFeb 16, 2005, CIDRAP News article “Avian flu caused encephalitis in Vietnamese boy”last_img read more

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The Academy for the training of ship crews, mega yachts and charter vessels is launched, in order to strengthen the quality of nautical tourism

first_imgThere is almost no record in business that has not been broken by Croatian nautical tourism this season, at the same time opening a big problem that hinders the development of this extremely successful part of the Croatian economy.Namely, at the same time as numerous boats of various nautical purposes and often exceptional VIP guests, world-famous jet-setters, businessmen, athletes were driving on the Adriatic from the end of April until the end of August this year, Croatia is struggling with quality crews to rent these boats. the same tourists who come to rest in our country. Also, the market lacks almost everything when it comes to mentioning charter boat crews. From skippers, stewardesses, hostesses, cooks, sailors, cleaners… Poor and insufficiently qualified crews on boats are the main obstacle so that Croatia could really position itself even more effectively towards charter boats and make them available to tourists in this segment as well.Precisely with this goal, ie strengthening the quality of nautical tourism and the offer to numerous foreign sailors, the Croatian Academy for the training of ship crews, mega yachts and charter vessels is being launched.Having in mind the great lack of Croatian nautical tourism, entrepreneur and project manager Davor Grbić from Dubrovnik, together with colleagues from Split, Tomislav Slavić and Ivan Lokic, as well as thanks to rich experience in nautical tourism, systematic study of its weaknesses, launch the first Academy this fall. for training of charter vessel crews in Croatia according to STCW and ISO standards. “The goal of this initiative is to offer nautical tourists, who are truly guests of high paying power, what they deserve. An experienced, well-educated, capable and quality crew for renting a boat, which Croatia does not have now. If we want to put ourselves at the very top of quality facilities for nautical guests, then in addition to the sea, exceptional natural beauty, we must build and build quality infrastructure, which means that in addition to marinas along the coast, we must have at all times trained and quality crew for rent. The latter will be targeted by the first Academy for the training of charter vessel crews. All participants who meet our very demanding conditions and the selection are taken under their hat and we guarantee them a job in a niche. ” – announced the entrepreneur Davor Grbić, who already has more than 40 highly educated charter commanders, mechanics, sailors, cooks, stewardesses in the database with associates…The project for launching and opening the Academy and educational programs intended for future and current crews for more efficient work and work results in nautical tourism, is already fully ready for implementation, and from the fall for enrollment of the first participants of trainings that will take place along our coast. “Bearing in mind that quality crews will “come out” of our educational programs, I am free to announce that this new “product” of Croatian nautical tourism is especially enjoyed by foreign investors who are in negotiations with us: charter companies and larger companies for joint takeover. ie the purchase of some Dalmatian marinas as well as companies dealing with marina management, where the crews we train, ie train, will work very soon after the training ” – announced Davor Grbić.Despite the fact that the Academy with the first enrollment and promotion of the educational program will start in the fall, the initiators and founders have already received dozens of inquiries for education and participation in lectures, which is certainly a good indicator of how much the Academy makes sense.last_img read more

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Active tourism, tradition, tasting of indigenous specialties and wines – Bike & Wine Ravni Kotari

first_imgWe constantly talk about the lack of quality content in destinations, especially in the pre-season, such as May, where the sea and shopping is not the main activity, whether due to bad weather or cold sea. That is why we have to ask ourselves what tourists can do in a destination when they cannot swim. I can’t just walk down the waterfront up and down all seven days.In Benkovac, they encountered a problem with an excellent tourist product – Bike & Wine Tour Ravni Kotari.In the organization and synergy of Ilirija dd, the Tourist Board of the City of Benkovac and BK AKS Stankovci, a unique bicycle race was organized that connects unforgettable landscapes and heritage of rural parts of Zadar County and the most famous wineries in the wider region. This themed bike ride will introduce guests to indigenous values ​​that you don’t encounter so often, a tradition of inestimable value. Our authentic story.The wine cycling story begins in Polača, in Raznjevica dvorima AD 1307 and the road Nadina, the fortifications of Kličevica and Kaštela Benković in Benkovac, along a predetermined route. On the way, there are 3 stops where a total of 6 wineries with the possibility of tasting will be presented. The entire section is 39 km long and the participant who successfully takes the route, or collects all the certificates from each winery receives a gift at the closing ceremony in Ražnjevića dvori AD 1307 in Polača, where lunch will be organized for all participants in the bike ride.Active tourism, tradition, tasting of autochthonous specialties and wines – so simple, ingenious and most importantly quality and authentic content.Everyone in the destination must care about the satisfaction of the guest as well as the content in the destination itself. No matter who the organizer is, because the guest is not interested in it, only quality content is important to him. Meet and recommend to your guests this great tourist story, especially the hosts in family accommodation as well as the locals, so that guests can experience and fill the day with a different and authentic content. Because if the guest is satisfied with the tourist destination at the end of their vacation, they will come back again, and that is a win-win for everyone.For more information on Bike & Wine Tour Flat Districts, please visit HERE.last_img read more

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Finally! A mobile wastewater treatment plant was put into operation in the Plitvice Lakes National Park

first_imgIn the area of ​​the Plitvice Lakes National Park, a mobile device for wastewater treatment was ceremoniously put into trial operation yesterday.The installation of the device is a joint project of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy, the Public Institution “Plitvice Lakes National Park”, Hrvatske vode and Korenica Waterworks.The Minister of Environmental Protection and Energy, Tomislav Ćorić, also attended the ceremony of putting the device into operation, emphasizing that the National Park and the population of this area deserve a quality water supply and drainage system. “Unfortunately, it has not been built in recent decades, but with the joint coordination of the Ministry, National Park, Hrvatske vode and Vodovod Korenica, we are finally moving towards a permanent solution to the problem through the agglomeration of Plitvice Lakes within which over 80 kilometers of drainage network and two treatment plants will be built.“. pointed out Ćorić.Tomislav Kovačević, director of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, thanked the Minister of Environmental Protection and Energy for his support and perseverance in realizing the project, emphasizing that the installation of the device is a historic moment for the Park. “The opening of this plant is a historic event for the National Park and the inhabitants of this area because for the first time the issue of wastewater disposal is being resolved, until the final solution – the completion of the agglomeration project which is expected to be realized in the next five years.”Kovacevic pointed out.Photo: Plitvice Lakes National ParkDirector of Korenica Waterworks Hrvoje Kukuruzović emphasized that the realization of the project is the most significant intervention measure carried out on the basis of the agreement on rehabilitation and reconstruction of water structures of the National Park, which aims to bring water supply and drainage water structures to sanitary, technically and technologically satisfactory levels.last_img read more

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The European Commission is opening a second public call for WiFi4EU value coupons

first_imgWiFi4EU is a European Commission project that aims to promote free Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens and visitors to public spaces such as parks, squares, public buildings, libraries, health centers and museums across Europe. 440 local self-government units from the territory of the Republic of Croatia are registered on the portal, and 216 local self-government units will have the opportunity to win this call. The total indicative budget available for proposals selected on the basis of the second call is EUR 51 million at the level of the European Union, and the deadline for applications is 5 April 2019 by 17 pm. List of Croatian local governments that won value coupons in the first public call This call has increased the number of value coupons that a member state can win from 8 to 15 percent, or 510 coupons with a total value of 7,65 million euros. “Everyone should benefit from the internet, no matter where you live or how much you earn. Therefore, we propose to equip every European village and city with free wireless internet access around the main public centers by 2020.”, Said Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.center_img You can find more information about the public call HERE. The first call lasted from 7 to 9 November 2018, and a total of 2.800 value coupons were distributed, worth 42 million euros. 366 local self-government units registered from Croatia, and 15.000 coupons worth EUR 224 were won, with a total value of EUR 3,36 million. The European Commission received over 13.000 applications, and the first 4 were received within ten seconds of the opening of the call, reports Bug.hr. The European Commission is on its own WiFi4EU opened a second public call for grants from the WiFi4EU program to which all local self-government units from the Republic of Croatia that have registered on the portal and have not already won a coupon on the first call in November last year can apply. The award criteria will be the order of registration, and 3.400 value coupons will be distributed, it is reported HAKOM.last_img read more

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