"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Take care with doorstep milk deliveries as the warm weather arrives

Campylobacter jejuni is a widespread bacteria that causes diarrhoea and severe abdominal pain, vomiting is rare, and illness normally lasts several days.

Campylobacters are found naturally in the guts of domestic and wild animals and birds, including cattle, poultry, seagulls, jackdaws, cats and dogs.

Although eating poorly cooked chicken and handling raw poultry are the main risk factors it has been suggested that doorstep milk bottles, with thin aluminium foil tops , pecked by birds such as magpies and jackdaws can be a source. Therefore it is advisable not to drink or use milk where bottle tops have been pecked by birds.

An unpleasant and sometimes fatal consequence of infection with Campylobacter is the Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) which is an acute, autoimmune, polyradiculoneuropathy affecting the peripheral nervous system - first described in 1916, by Georges Guillain, Jean Alexandre Barré, and Andre Strohl diagnosed two soldiers in the French Vth Army - hence it has been also called French Polio and Landry's ascending paralysis.

In 1921, when he was 39 years of age, Franklin Delano Roosevelt contracted an illness which debilitated him for the rest of his life and this has subsequently (2003) been attributed to GBS and not polio, as usually claimed.

Didn't stop him being President for 12 years.

1 comment:

George Dutton said...

Rumsflu/Bird Flu/Tamiflu

October 31, 2005

"Rumsfeld's growing stake in Tamiflu"

"Defense Secretary, ex-chairman of flu treatment rights holder, sees portfolio value growing"

"NEW YORK (Fortune) - The prospect of a bird flu outbreak may be panicking people around the globe, but it's proving to be very good news for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other politically connected investors in Gilead Sciences, the California biotech company that owns the rights to Tamiflu, the influenza remedy that's now the most-sought after drug in the world"...


Feb 1

"WHO reports Tamiflu-resistant flu in U.S. and Canada"

"The United Nations agency said it was too early to know what potential there may be for increased Tamiflu resistance in H5N1 avian influenza. It did not change its recommendation that Tamiflu be used to treat human cases of bird flu"...


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