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Offline Maik

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01/08/20
« on: Saturday, 01 August, 2020 @ 02:02:13 »
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Babesiosis: First UK case of deadly tick-borne disease discovered in England
Two people living on south coast hospitalised with rare infections

The UK’s first known case of a potentially deadly tick-borne disease has been confirmed in England.

It is caused by a small parasitic arachnid found across China and Europe, known as B venatorum, which scientists say was first detected in UK ticks in 2013.

While the parasite can cause a range of illnesses including Lyme disease, it is notable for causing two rare illnesses in particular — babesiosis and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE).
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/babesiosis-ticks-uk-lymes-disease-tbe-cases-england-devon-a9649001.html

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Re: 01/08/20
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 01 August, 2020 @ 10:54:47 »
A couple of incidents at sea around kef: yesterday around noon the body of a 56 y-o man was recovered from the sea at Emblisi beach, near Fiskardo. Around the same time at Mounda beach an 88 y-o foreign national visiting Greece was injured by the propellers of a motor boat driven by an 64 y-o tourist. Injured man taken to hospital, other bloke arrested.

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Re: 01/08/20
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 01 August, 2020 @ 10:58:53 »
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Sowing doubt: people around world receive mystery seed parcels
Packages marked as ‘earrings’ spark biosecurity concerns and global investigations into origins
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/01/mystery-seed-parcels-world-biosecurity-china-uk-us

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Re: 01/08/20
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 01 August, 2020 @ 16:06:09 »
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Baby in Patras saved after deadly “black widow” spider bite

A 10-month-old baby was admitted to the ICU of the University Hospital of Patras after a spider bite, with this incident being the second of its kind that doctors in Patras have been called upon to treat in recent days.
http://en.protothema.gr/baby-in-patras-saved-after-deadly-black-widow-spider-bite/

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Re: 01/08/20
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 01 August, 2020 @ 20:36:58 »
Seems there will be a TV film crew on Kef and Ithaki in the next few days making a TV ad for the islands, sponsored by the Chamber of Kefallinia & Ithaka. Tag line is "We love Kefalonia, we love Ithaka'. Or, in Greek, known as "Agapame Kefalonia". Presumably for the internal Greek market.

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Re: 01/08/20
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 02 August, 2020 @ 08:10:53 »
A couple of incidents at sea around kef: yesterday around noon the body of a 56 y-o man was recovered from the sea at Emblisi beach, near Fiskardo. Around the same time at Mounda beach an 88 y-o foreign national visiting Greece was injured by the propellers of a motor boat driven by an 64 y-o tourist. Injured man taken to hospital, other bloke arrested.

Looks like stories could have got mixed up. Apparently there was a similar incident the day before on Skala beach involving a man hit by a propeller and taken to hospital. The incident on Mounda beach was a woman, taken to hospital with an arm wound. She will be released from hospital this afternoon after treatment and checks.
« Last Edit: Sunday, 02 August, 2020 @ 08:14:33 by Jolly Roger »