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April 1st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP April 1, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

FEMA Briefing: 4/1/12

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April 1st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:58 am

Thailand: Majority of the victims were due to a secondary IED….

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http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/bombs-in-southern-thailand-1403613.html

AJC, 4/1/12

By SUMETH PANPETCH

The Associated Press

HAT YAI, Thailand — “Suspected Muslim insurgents staged the most deadly coordinated attacks in years in Thailand’s restive south, killing 14 people and injuring 340 with car bombs that targeted Saturday shoppers and a high-rise hotel frequented by foreign tourists…..More than 5,000 people have been killed in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces — Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala — since an Islamist insurgency flared in January 2004……”



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April 1st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:43 am

(Audio) The Alaskan Earthquake followed by the Deadly Hawaiian Tsunami, April 1, 1946

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This was recorded one year ago right after the Fukushima earthquake.

NOAA

PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM

 US Army Corps of Engineers

A  view of a destructive ocean wave breaking on a beach in Hawaii following a tsunami that was generated by the earthquake of April 1, 1946, in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. In this area east of Hilo, Hawaii, waves were 6.1 m (20 feet) high overtopping the breakwater. Credit: NOAA

 

 

 



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April 1st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:06 am

National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) reverses recommendation on H5N1 studies

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Lisa Schnirring * Staff Writer

Mar 30, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – “…..In a statement released today, the NSABB said it unanimously recommended that the revised manuscript by the University of Wisconsin group, headed by Yoshihiro Kawaoka, DVM, PhD, be published in full, and members voted 12 to 6 that the data, methods, and conclusions in the revised paper by the Erasmus group, headed by Ron Fouchier, PhD, be published…..”

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April 1st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:05 am

Toulouse Killer: Why Did He Drift Onto The Road to Radicalism?

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/30/world/europe/toulouse-killers-path-a-bitter-puzzle.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120330

NY Times

March 29, 2012
 
Toulouse Killer’s Path to Radicalism a Bitter Puzzle
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TOULOUSE, France — “During the long standoff that ultimately ended his life, a boastful Mohammed Merah told law enforcement officials that he had been trained by Al Qaeda. He described being driven to kill his seven victims in a shooting rampage that terrorized this city by his resentment over the fate of the Palestinians, and France’s military presence in Afghanistan and ban on the full Muslim veil.

Little more than a week later, the French authorities say they have grown doubtful of his claims to terrorist ties, though questions remain about how Mr. Merah, an unemployed 23-year-old of Algerian descent, acquired a large cache of firearms and $26,000 in cash.

Their early investigations…..suggest that his personal angst was at least as important to his evolution into a self-styled jihadist as any terrorist network that might have been available to him, either here in the grittier neighborhoods of this picturesque red-brick city or in jail, where he spent time for purse snatching and other petty crimes……”

 



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April 1st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:04 am

Influenza: Week 12

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http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/

During week 12 (March 18-24, 2012), influenza activity was elevated in some areas of the United States, but remained relatively low nationally.

 

 


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April 1st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:04 am

CDC Q&A on Lyme Disease

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April 1st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:03 am

CHP (Hong Kong) investigating suspected ciguatoxin poisoning cases

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http://www.dh.gov.hk/english/press/2012/120327.html

“The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today investigating two ciguatoxin poisoning cases affecting five people who have consumed coral reef fish.

The first case involved three women and a man, aged between 20 and 56, who developed symptoms of ciguatoxin poisoning including abdominal pain, limb numbness and diarrhoea about two to 10 hours after eating a fish during dinner at home on March 23 and 24.

One…..required hospitalisation. All are now in stable condition……The second case involved a woman aged 48. She developed symptoms of ciguatoxin poisoning including diarrhoea, numbness over face and limbs, reversal of sensation of coldness and hotness and headache three hours after eating a fish at home……..

She sought medical consultation at United Christian Hospital but did not require hospitalisation. She is currently in stable condition…..”



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