Thursday, August 6, 2009
[Dr. Eilish Cleary, and Heather MacLean with NB Power Giving H1N1 Update----Photo Courtesy of GNB]
It seems the amount of the so called swine flu cases in the province is starting to tailor off.Chief Medical officer of Health Dr. Eilish Cleary says there was an upsurge of cases over the past number of weeks, but this weeks the numbers are showing a decline.Dr. Cleary says like any influenza strain---once the virus is present in a community, people develop immunity to it.
Cleary says when a particular virus is circulating people become immune to it, which is why there are so many cases of a new virus, such as the H1-N1.So far only three people have been hospitalized in New Brunswick, and there have been no deaths.
The Department of Health is warning the public certain brands of Maple Leaf, Shopsy's and Hygrade wieners may be contaminated with the listeria bacteria.The company has voluntarily recalled the products, and people are advised to check their fridges and freezers for affected products.Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eilish Cleary says there have been no reported cases of listeriosis in the province as a result of these products, and the Department of Health will monitor for new cases.
For a list of recalled products check out the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's Website here.
She says right now drivers have to travel through Quebec, and down through Detroit to get to the Southern United States.
Thorne says not only from a financial standpoint, having trucks be able to travel through Maine with 100 thousand pounds of cargo would help decrease the environmental impact.
Meanwhile, three Madawaska communities are getting a $1.3 million dollar shot in the arm from the province and feds to upgrade drinking water and wastewater collection systems.
As for a second reactor at Point Lepreau, Keir says there would be a benefit for rate payers in the province. He says the province will only move on that project and sell the power to the Southeastern United States if it can get a strong rate of return.
Thirty-two hundred dollars has also been given to the Queens County Historical Society & Museum in Gagetown for Life at the Lakes 2009.
Diesel fuel is about the same at 98.8 cents a litre and propane hasn't moved an inch still coming in at 93.2 cents.
The Health Authority is also providing a list of tips for those about to rock:
Monitor the weather forecast closely and plan accordingly, but remember this is the Maritimes and the weather can change quickly and drastically.
Prepare for both hot and cooler temperatures, and rainy weather. Bring layers of clothing that provides good insulation and keeps moisture away from the skin.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Dehydration can occur quickly in hot and humid weather. Each concert goer can bring a 1 Litre of bottle of water into the concert but remember to bring fluids to drink while waiting for the gates to open.
Protect yourself from sun exposure by wearing a hat, sunglasses and applying sunscreen regularly. Wear light-coloured, breathable clothing and move into the shade when possible.
Wear comfortable shoes as concert goers will be walking and standing for long periods of time. Also consider the terrain you will be walking on at the site.
Use common sense, listen to your body and respond appropriately. Drink responsibly and prepare for a safe ride home.
Remember to assign a meeting spot with your group early on to ensure no one gets lost during or at the end of the concert. Remember to eat to avoid becoming weak. And most importantly have fun!