Monday, January 18, 2010

“It is a time of mourning, but it is also a time to learn”

Ronald LaPorte, Ph.D., Director Telecommunications and Disease Monitoring, WHO Collaborating Centre:
"Eugene Shubnikov and Faina Linkov worked with the template lecture that Ali Araldan produced, to create a Haiti Just in Time lecture. It is very nice, and currently circulating the world. The importance of this lecture is not only to have people understand the events in Haiti, but also to understand earthquakes and disasters. An earthquake kills and maims, but it also raises awareness to disasters. It is a time of mourning, but it is also a time to learn. "

Saturday, January 16, 2010

JIT lecture on the Haiti Earthquake

Ronald LaPorte, Ph.D. Director, Telecommunications and Disease Monitoring,
WHO Collaborating Centre, informs:
Supercourse developers - Faina Linkov and Eugene Shubnikov built a JIT lecture on the Haiti Earthquake

Monday, June 22, 2009

Lion Poles, M.D., Dep. Director General, Kaplan Medical Center

We are urgently looking for any source regarding epi and clinical info concerning pregnant women with H1N1a.
I have the MMWR and CDC recommendation from last month.
We (the Israeli epidemiological management team) are debating the proper approach to this population in coming days in Israel.
Any reference is welcomed. Thanks.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Prof. Huang pointed out Supercourse could work on a much larger scale

Prof. Huang informed Prof. Ron Laporte, President, Supercourse:
"...CCTV introduction of Supercource exposed the supercourse to
at least 500 million Chinese who watch this program, one of the hottest CCTV program in China..."
That is a number that is almost incomprehensible, 500,000,000 or ½ Billion people!

Russia has reported its first case on AH1N1

A man said earlier on Friday to be the first person in Russia to contract the swine flu virus has told that he "feels fine."

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The 16th WCDEM Abstracts are now online

A record number of 587 abstracts were submitted for presentation and discussion during the 16th WCDEM. This is the most abstracts ever submitted for a World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine.
The Abstracts are now online

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lion Poles, M.D.

Lion Poles, M.D.
Dep. Director General, Kaplan Medical Center, Israel :

United States: A woman in Texas becomes the second person to die in connection with H1N1. The 33-year-old school teacher, described by doctors as having “chronic underlying health conditions,” arrived at the hospital on April 19 pregnant and with flu symptoms. She died several days after giving birth to a healthy baby this week.
United States: Schools reopen across the country today as federal health officials retracted a recommendation to close if there was a possi­ble case H1N1 at the school. Although U.S. cases have been relatively mild, officials urge schools to continue to take common-sense meas­ures, such as frequent hand washing.
United States: The U.S. Navy is postponing an aid mission to the South Pacific after a sailor on the crew was confirmed as having H1N1. Nearly 50 other sailors on the ship showed symptoms of the virus, but none are confirmed. The Navy is looking for an alternative to meet the mission’s objectives.