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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 09-08-27

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From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>

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  • [01] USA: Swine Flu Shots Expected in Mid October
  • [02] Blaze in Karystos Abates

  • [01] USA: Swine Flu Shots Expected in Mid October

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    Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2009 09:45

    The swine flu vaccines are unlikely to be available before October said Dr. Thomas Frieden, head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We wish we had new vaccine technology that would allow us to turn on a dime and make new vaccine in terms of weeks or months. It's not possible with today's technology to do that," said he, further adding that the tests carried out in patients are imperfect. His statements were not exactly what Barack Obama's advisors had hoped to hear, as they had asked the government to speed up procedures and make the swine flu shots available in mid September. In the meantime, the new measure to take effect in South Korean schools has caused sensation.

    School Children Will Have Their Temperatures Checked

    All South Korean elementary and secondary schoolchildren will have their temperature checked daily to combat the spread of swine flu

    Teachers will be equipped with digital thermometers to check the body temperature of all students every morning.

    Furthermore, classrooms will be sterilized on a daily basis, while team activities are to be trimmed.

    More than 3,300 people, including 926 school children, have been infected with the H1N1 flu and two have lost their live.

    Brazil Mourns More Swine Flu Deaths

    In the meantime, the biggest number of swine flu victims has been recorded in Brazil, where as many as 557 people have died.

    Source: Reuters

    News item: 26161

    [02] Blaze in Karystos Abates

    Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2009 10:52

    The blaze ravaging the area of Aetos, near the town of Karystos, southern Evia, has abated after its being reigniting in the early hours of Thursday due to the gusty winds. Firefighters rushed to the site, while three helicopters are still operating in the area. The wildfires that broke out Wednesday in the Cretan city of Rethymno, and the Aegean island of Andros are still raging, while the fire on Rhodes has been partially contained.

    Source: NET 105.8

    News item: 26160


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