WV GIRDS FOR POLIO RETURN: DOH Region 6 to boost routine immunization

first_imgHealth secretary Francisco Duque III remindthe public to practice good personal hygiene, wash their hands regularly, usetoilets, drink safe water, and cook food thoroughly./PN While polio has no cure, it can be preventedthrough vaccination, stressed Dr. Renilyn Reyes, DOH Region 6 medical officer. Poliovirus was also detected in water samplesfrom sewage in Manila and waterways in Davao as part of the regularenvironmental surveillance. The first dose is given when the baby is atleast six weeks old; second dose when the baby at least 10 weeks old; and thirddose when the baby at least 14 weeks old. “Ang DOHnagapasalig nga ang ini nga bakuna safekag epektibo,” said Reyes. According to the DOH, one polio case wasconfirmed in a three-year-old girl from Lanao del Sur. Aside from the confirmedcase, a suspected case of acute flaccid paralysis is awaiting confirmation. DOH confirmed on Thursday the re-emergence ofpolio in the country, 19 years after the World Health Organization (WHO)declared the Philippines polio-free in 2000. The National Capital Region is one of theidentified regions with a high-risk of re-infection due to a number of factorsincluding low polio vaccination coverage coupled with poor surveillance ofpolio symptoms, ongoing practice of open defecation, and poor sanitarypractices in communities. ILOILO City – Though Western Visayas is notclassified a “high risk” area for the reemergence of the highly infectious viral disease poliomyelitis,the Department of Health (DOH) will be strengthening its routine immunizationprogram in the region. The samples were tested by the ResearchInstitute for Tropical Medicine and verified by the Japan National Institutefor Infectious Diseases and the United States Centers for the Disease Controland Prevention. Polio mainly affects young children. The virus is transmitted byperson-to-person spread mainly through the fecal-oral route or, lessfrequently, by a common vehicle (such as contaminated water or food) andmultiplies in the intestine, from where it can invade the nervous system andcan cause paralysis. Initial symptoms of polio include fever, fatigue, headache, vomiting,stiffness in the neck, and pain in the limbs. DOH, in close coordination with localgovernment units and concerned national agencies, and with the support of WHO,the United Nations Children’s Fund and other partners, is preparing a rapidresponse to the polio outbreak. “The oral polio vaccine (OPV) is freelyadministered to babies in health centers.Ang ini nga bakuna indi masakit kay ginapatulo lang sa baba sang bata,” saidReyes. According to DOH, a single confirmed poliocase of vaccine-derived polio virus type 2 (VDPV2) or two positiveenvironmental samples that are genetically linked isolated in two differentlocations is already considered an epidemic in a polio-free country. In 2018, DOH identified 12 out of the 17regions in the country as high-risk areas for polio reemergence. This includes a series of synchronized oralpolio vaccinations to protect every child under the age of five years in theareas at risk beginning October 2019. DOH is also working with partners tostrengthen environment and acute flaccid paralysis (the sudden onset of muscleweakness or paralysis of the upper and lower extremities) surveillancethroughout the country to detect polio virus. For the routine immunization, Reyes said,three primary doses of polio vaccine are given to babies. last_img read more

Nigeria Handball Can Be Great Again – Glover

first_img He bemoans the decline of the national teams which he blamed on years of neglect of the age-grade teams amongst several reasons and inactivity of the senior national teams He insisted that for Nigeria to get back the glory days, there must be strong and accountable leadership, fundings, and proper sporting structure. He praised the Sam Ocheho led the board of HFN for the quality leadership which is bringing the glory days back to Nigeria handball. The next online conference will be on Wednesday wherein the speaker would be the President of the Angola Handball Federation and the second vice president of the CAHB Mr. Pedro Godinho. Mr. Godinho will speak on the topic “How to develop the game of Handball in a country and making it a podium sport: The Angolan Experience”. Time is 1 pm. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian Actresses7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindSuch A Sweet Life Story Of The Youngest Queen In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All Time10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) has commenced a week-long online conference/webinar on handball development in Nigeria in celebration of the International Handball Week. The first day of the online webinar which had several handball technocrats and stakeholders participating actively in the conference, had former President of the Handball Federation of Nigeria and Vice President of the Confederation of Africa Handball (CAHB) Dr. Lanre Glover as the keynote speaker handle the topic “Developing The Game of Handball In Nigeria: Problems and Prospect” Dr. Glover in his speech went memory lane about how handball started and even thrived in Nigeria in the 70s and the 80s and how Nigeria had the best teams in Africa even until the 90s until a decline set in because of maladministration and lack of funding. He also emphasised the fact that there were world-class sports facilities that ensured Nigeria hosted several international handball competition including the world girls handball championship in Bauchi and that the sport attracted lots of corporate sponsorships which ended because of the lack of trust from the corporate world. read also:HFN Cancels 5th Sam Ocheho Invitational Handball ChampionshipAdvertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

(Updated) Sunday blog: Talking election, Manti Te’o, downtown development…

first_img4. True loveHere is the official Cueball definition of love. If you have a significant other who is spoon feeding you and cleaning up your messes because you’re old as hell and don’t know any better, then you have found your true love in life. Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts, plus one,  for Jan. 20, 2013… 1. Election filing ends TuesdayI have no interest in giving lectures. I couldn’t care less if you vote, run for office, eat your vegetables, donate your time to community service or attend high school sporting events. You are an American and you are entitled to your life.So I’m going to make this a “suggestion.” Run for office.If you don’t like where you live and think things aren’t what they should be, do something about it. Run for office. Make a difference in the world.The filing deadline is this Tuesday at noon. If you are running for school board, file at the Sumner County Clerk’s office at the courthouse. If you are running for city council, file at the city clerk’s office of your jurisdiction.Remember, you can’t file tomorrow. The offices are closed for Martin Luther’s King Day. A list of filings can be found here.2. Signage….This came through the comments section for a Sunday Blog I wrote concerning the closing of “The Rock” restaurant a couple weeks ago. Since the story is older, not many people will see this comment, so I’m going to republish it here because it is so good…By Marsha EscandonMy husband and I were very sorry to see The Rock close, but to be honest, we were not surprised. The reason is exactly what Cue stated and that is advertising. We too kept waiting for signs to go up and none appeared. We moved to Wellington a little over 2 years ago and love it. However, one thing that has been troublesome for us has been the almost complete lack of signage. Businesses lack signs. Parks lack signs. Apartment complexes, churches, trailer parks, schools, etc. frequently have either no signs or inadequate ones. Living here has been a voyage of discovery. There is a feeling that “well, everyone knows where it is.” Well, everyone doesn’t. We encourage the City of Wellington and business owners alike to address this issue.3. Manti Te’o controversy….This week’s “media have-a-cow controversy,” concerns Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o, who plays a mean game of football but obviously has trouble with women – especially the imaginary kind. I particularly like this controversy because it includes two subjects I know a lot about: journalism and being unlucky in love in my youth.I fluctuate between those who think Te’o is a complete liar and those who think he got duped.My first inclination was he was duped. Why? Because when it comes to “love,” especially to testosterone young men there are no depths to stupidity.Love is cool. And if you aren’t getting love or finding love, then there is always a love story you can tell your friends.And with this Internet thing, it gives love a whole new dimension.Had there been Internet when I was 21, I could see myself getting caught up in a long-distance relationship. I could also see myself getting duped. And I could see myself trying to cover it all up like Te’o obviously did.But here is where I differ from Mr. Te’o. I was a dork! He’s an All-America linebacker. He could have had his pick of any cheerleader on Notre Dame’s campus!And that is why I think Mr. Te’o may either be a huge con artist, a complete moron, or a psychopath. And if I was an NFL owner, he would be one player I would steer away from. 6. Shout out of the weekThis week’s shout out of the week goes to the South Haven girls, who won the SCBL tournament as a fifth seed, over Argonia.Although Sumner Newscow loves Argonia and what Dixie Brewster has achieved there, we tip our hat this week to first-year head coach Eric Adams, who has made a nice transition from Wellington eighth grade basketball coach to high school Cardinal coach. The Cardinals broke a five-year Red Raider tournament championship streak. I have a feeling Argonia-South Haven is going to become quite a rivalry. 5. An idea to revive downtown.My family took a trip to Mexico this Christmas and we discovered a promotional tool that just might work for Wellington retailers.When we were walking the tour strips, Mexican retailers would greet us at the door with an interesting proposal. If we came into their store, they would give us free tequila shots.So how about it downtown owners? I can run a great ad blog for you. “Come down to Barbara Jons or the Gold Corner or Federal Tire or wherever and we’ll do tequila shots. Our treat!”Just thinking outside the box here.last_img read more