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In the News: Three West Nile Updates

West Nile virus found in B.C. mosquitoes Via: CBC News (originally posted: Aug. 26, 2009) “The West Nile virus has been found in B.C. for the first time, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. Mosquitoes collected in a trap in B.C’s south Okanagan have tested positive for the virus, officials said. The centre

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Heroes (and others) of Environmental & Public Health: Mini Bio #16 Asklepius

Published on August 28, 2009 by in History Bites

By: Susan-Marie Cronkite, PhD. Asklepius (Asclepius, Asklepios, Latin: Aesculapius) the ancient Greek god of medicine. In myth, Asklepius was the son of the god Apollo and a mortal woman named Coronis. Apollo slept with Coronis and she became pregnant. Fearing no one would believe that she was in-child by a god, Coronis married another man.

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NEHA 2009 interview with: Mr. Joe Willmott, COO of Healthspace.

By: Kim Elton, Mambo NetCommunications inc. and Rosemary Stephen, Elements: Environmental Health Intelligence Mr. Willmott has been attending Environmental and Public Health conferences for 5 or 6 years and he has noticed real changes in the industry within that time. The changes are especially evident in the way Health Departments prepare RFPs; once IT was

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In the News: Tobacco plants yield the first vaccine for the dreaded 'cruise ship virus'

Published on August 19, 2009 by in Disease

Via: Eureka Alert Contact: Michael Bernstein m_bernstein@acs.org 202-872-6042 American Chemical Society “WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2009 – Scientists have used a new vaccine production technology to develop a vaccine for norovirus, a dreaded cause of diarrhea and vomiting that may be the second most common viral infection in the United States after the flu. Sometimes called

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NEHA 2009 Interview with: Mr. Ryan King REHS/RS, MA.

By: Kim Elton, Mambo NetCommunications inc. and Rosemary Stephen, Elements: Environmental Health Intelligence Mr. King holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology, a master’s degree in Management, he is the Assistant Executive Director of the Central District Health Department in Grand Island, Nebraska and the current president of the Nebraska Environmental Health Association Board. Ryan King

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NEHA 2009 Interview with: Mr. Keith L. Krinn, R.S., M.A., D.A.A.S., C.P.H.A.

By: Kim Elton, Mambo NetCommunications inc. and Rosemary Stephen, Elements: Environmental Health Intelligence Mr. Keith Krinn is an Environmental Health Administrator at the Columbus Public Health office in Ohio, the 1st vice president of the National Environmental Health Association and the in-coming president elect of the association. In this video interview, he discusses the success

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Climate Change and Climate Change Refugees, Part I

By: Rosemary Stephen, Elements: Environmental Health Intelligence Part I: The Current State Climate change is a serious global problem resulting in disrupted weather patterns, violent storms, rising global temperatures and rising ocean levels. Climate change is also displacing people; small family groups to whole populations are being forced to leave their homelands due to environmental

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Heroes (and others) of Environmental & Public Health: Mini Bio #13 Apollo

By: Susan-Marie Cronkite, PhD. Apollo was the Greek god of healing, music, art, dance, the light of wisdom, archery, prophecy, poetry and the arts, but he also had a darker role as the mechanism of plagues. In the guise of Apollo Aphetoros (the Archer), Apollo Smintheus (of mice) or as Apollo Parnopius (of grasshoppers), the

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Heroes (and others) of Environmental & Public Health: Mini Bio #04 Hygeia

Published on August 6, 2009 by in History Bites

By: Susan-Marie Cronkite, PhD. H ygeia is a Greek goddess, one of the 5 daughters of Asklepius, and the personification of health. She was central to the cult of Asklepius, worshipped alongside her father, as a figure of personal and community health. Hygeia was considered important in the prevention of disease and plagues. Her cult

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