H1N1 NEWS SCAN: Vaccine situation in South Africa, Chile, Australia

first_imgApr 19, 2010South Africa feels vaccine pinchJust weeks before it hosts the World Cup, South Africa is reporting a shortage of H1N1 vaccine, West Cape News reported today. Doctors and pharmacies have run out of the vaccine, imported from Australia, and say no more is available. The country received 1.3 million doses, which are being used for “front line” port-of-entry workers and certain HIV patients. A further 3.5 million doses donated by the World Health Organization (WHO) will be used on pregnant women and others at high risk.http://westcapenews.com/?p=1387Apr 19 West Cape News storyChile reports low vaccine uptakeHealth officials in Chile are concerned that only 600,000 of a hoped-for 4 million people have received the H1N1 vaccine in a country that saw 300,000 cases and 1,800 hospitalizations last year, The Santiago Times reported. And this year a Feb 27 earthquake destroyed 5,000 hospital beds in the central region. One university faculty member explained that getting the shot early is essential to prevent overloading of hospitals, because immunity takes about 2 weeks to build.http://www.santiagotimes.cl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18635Apr 18 Santiago Times reportAustralian seasonal flu vaccine delayedAustralia’s efforts to get the seasonal influenza vaccine to as many high-risk people as possible have been met with low availability of doses, at least in part because H1N1 vaccine production has taken precedence, according to Australia’s The Morning Bulletin. Health officials are advising patients to get free H1N1 vaccine now, and then a separate seasonal flu shot as soon as it becomes available, which may be in the coming weeks.http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2010/04/19/swine-flu-vaccine-delay-concernApr 19 Morning Bulletin articlelast_img read more

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Cupcakes runneth over

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Bilbao rebuilding plan

first_imgSPAIN: The Ministry of Development has unveiled plans to rebuild Bilbao Abando station for high speed services, placing tracks underground in order to free up 85000 m2 of land for redevelopment in the city centre. There would be eight 1435 mm gauge tracks on the lowest level of the new station, below five 1668 mm tracks for RENFE suburban services and three 1000 mm tracks for FEVE services to Santander and León.High speed services would reach Abando from Basauri in a 7 km tunnel with twin bores for most of its length, to be excavated using two TBMs launched from the Basuari end. The proposed alignment would enable the high speed line to be extended westwards to Santander in due course.last_img

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Playtech launches Warner Bros ‘DC Entertainment’ slot titles

first_imgShare Submit Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Retail closures have ‘severe’ impact on Playtech August 5, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Playtech has announced that it has partnered with Warner Bros’ ‘Consumer Products’ division, gaining the gaming rights for its DC Entertainment catalogue.The content partnership will see Playtech develop six slot games featuring DC titles. Playtech marketing announced that it will initially launch two slots themed on DC’s 1960’s Batman Classic TV Series; ‘Batman & Catwoman Cash’ and ‘Batman vs The Joker’.Planning for 2017, Playtech detailed that its games team would release further exclusive DC Entertainment titles in partnership with Warner Bros.The additional titles include Superman I (1978), Superman II (1980), Man of Steel (2013) and Green Lantern (2011), that are due to be released by the end of this year and in early 2017.Shimon Akad, COO, Playtech, commented on his firms new content: “Our announcement at ICE this year generated significant global demand in anticipation for the launch of these exciting DC branded games.“I’m extremely proud of our collaboration between Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Playtech’s innovative development studios. The Batman Classic TV Series games, that will rapidly be followed by Superman I, Superman II, and Man of Steel and a whole host of other DC Super Hero branded games, are a premium addition to our best-performing range of the industry’s leading progressive jackpot slot content and will provide our licensees and DC Super Hero fans with the ultimate Batman gaming experience.”last_img read more

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