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Offline Maik

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19/04/14
« on: Saturday, 19 April, 2014 @ 06:35:46 »
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Saudi Arabia reported 12 more MERS-CoV cases today, six of them in Jeddah, the site of a steadily growing outbreak, while Greece reported its first case, involving a man who had been in Jeddah before flying to Greece.

The case in Greece involves a 69-year-old Greek man who was living in Saudi Arabia and arrived in Greece yesterday with a fever, according to a computer translation of a news report posted by FluTrackers, an infectious disease message board. It said he traveled from Jeddah but didn't say whether he lives there.

The story said the man is hospitalized in stable condition and that the Pasteur Institute in Greece confirmed his MERS infection with two molecular tests.

Greece now joins the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Italy on the list of European countries that have had MERS cases. All the cases have involved direct or indirect links to the Middle East.
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2014/04/saudis-report-12-more-mers-cases-greece-has-its-first


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Re: 19/04/14
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 19 April, 2014 @ 13:11:30 »
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Gary Todd remembers well the day the North Koreans came to take away his brewery. It was late summer in 2000 and the Scot, who has beer in his blood, had been made redundant as head brewer at Ushers of Trowbridge. After 175 years of production, the brewery, which dominated the centre of the Wiltshire county town, had gone bust. As developers circled for valuable land, every pipe, vessel and keg was put up for sale. Soon, a preferred bidder emerged: Kim Jong-il, the late Supreme Leader of North Korea.

"About 12 of them came at first," Todd recalls at the Kings Arms, the nearest pub to the old Ushers, most of which is now a giant Sainsbury's. "Two engineers, two brewers, and the rest were Government officials, who were present during every conversation. It was extremely strange, but the memories that really stick are things like the plastic cups. Some of these guys had never seen plastic cups. They were hoarding them. And toilet seats. Boy oh boy, toilet seats were like gold. They took everything."
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/kim-jongale-how-did-ushers-brewery-of-trowbridge-end-up-in-north-korea-producing-pyongyangs-number-one-beer--and-what-did-it-take-to-set-up-a-taste-test-back-in-wiltshire-9268051.html

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Re: 19/04/14
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 19 April, 2014 @ 13:15:29 »
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David Cameron stung by jellyfish: PM hurt after ignoring advice of locals while on holiday
One expat remarked that traditional cure for a jellyfish sting is to urinate on it. But a Downing Street source said it had not not required treatment
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/jellyfish-stings-david-cameron-pm-hurt-after-ignoring-advice-of-locals-while-on-holiday-9269324.html

Now there's a question: Would you p*ss on David Cameron if he'd been stung by a jellyfish? Or throw him back in the sea?  :hmm:

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Re: 19/04/14
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 19 April, 2014 @ 14:02:05 »
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David Cameron stung by jellyfish: PM hurt after ignoring advice of locals while on holiday
One expat remarked that traditional cure for a jellyfish sting is to urinate on it. But a Downing Street source said it had not not required treatment
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/jellyfish-stings-david-cameron-pm-hurt-after-ignoring-advice-of-locals-while-on-holiday-9269324.html

Now there's a question: Would you p*ss on David Cameron if he'd been stung by a jellyfish? Or throw him back in the sea?  :hmm:

Don't tempt me!!  Bet it took weeks to train that jellyfish!  :kool:

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Re: 19/04/14
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 19 April, 2014 @ 14:36:54 »
2 points

1. Is the jellyfish ok?

2. Urine as a treatment is a falacy. best treatment is vinegar. next best is very dilutes amonia solution. I know that seems odd as one is acid and the other alkaline, but it's what's recommended. If neither are available then use sea water. On no account should freshwater be used as this can stimulate  and cells left in the wound to release more toxin.