The terrorist use of diseases as bioweapons has been one of the major security concerns in recent years, particularly after the anthrax letter attacks in the USA in 2001. This uncertain threat of intentional outbreaks of diseases exists side by side with the constantly changing very real threat from diseases, epidemics and pandemics as recently illustrated by the H1N1 influenza pandemic, SARS, and H5N1 bird influenza events.
This publication contains case studies on the public health planning for (un)usual disease outbreaks for 11 large and small countries with a focus on South Eastern Europe. In many countries, military entities traditionally play an important role in emergency response to disease outbreaks. In smaller countries, very little exists, however, in terms of specific biopreparedness efforts (in both the military and civilian area), which is at least partly due to a relatively low bioterrorism threat perception, and serious resource constraints.
The uncertainty associated with the bioterrorism threat makes public health preparedness planning for such events politically and financially very difficult. The similarity of responding to bioterrorism events and natural disease outbreaks from a public health point of view suggests the merit of looking at biopreparedness as a part of overall health emergency planning, not as a separate effort.
Each season has its own particular work for the farmer, and he does his work without direction from or consultation with his neighbors or any one else. Each season has its own particular games for the young folks, and they take to them without any suggestion from outsiders, just as young ducks take to water, without any instructions from the mother bird. The seasons in the south temperate zone are just the opposite to those in the north. Some years ago I spent the months of July and August in New Zealand, and great was my surprise to find the boys down at Dunedin snowballing on the Fourth of July, while the sleigh-bells made music through the streets. In the following October, which is the spring month in Victoria, Australia, I found the youngsters of Melbourne playing marbles, just as the boys in New York had been doing when I left it the previous May.
A coloring book that celebrates our hummingbird friends. It features 25 pages to color, with the back of the page left blank so it can be cut out and framed. There is a bonus feature with 2 pages of various hummingbird "poses" to color, then cut out and three pages of various backgrounds to make some unique hummingbirds pictures! Together, you might make your own artwork by making them into new compositions. Great fun for your family time and some quiet time alone. For all ages and skills. Features Broad-Tailed hummingbirds, Anna's hummingbirds, Ruby-Throated, and Calliope hummingbird types. They are visiting different birdhouses and finding various flowers: such as Rose of Sharon, Morning Glories, Summer Zinnias, Orange Trumpet vines, Wild Daisies, Bearded Iris and Russian Sunflowers. Lots of fun for everyone!
Avocado is one of the most versatile, healthy, yet enigmatic fruits in the world. A native fruit of the Americas, it has been eaten for thousands of years, and is now one of the most popular fruits of California. This cookbook represents the many versatile ways you can prepare avocado, ranging from the savory, to breakfast smoothies, and even the surprising addition of avocado-desserts. It takes a level of skill to master the avocado, and perhaps this cookbook will help you. More than other fruits, it takes timing to ensure your avocado tastes good, as they are a fruit that is easy to become over-ripened. Further, the consistency greatly changes the style of recipes, whether it's chunky or turned into guacamole. Health benefits of the avocado are varied, and include many omega fatty acids that can help ensure the health of your heart. Waking up to an avocado smoothie is also one of the best ways to be ready for the day with plenty of energy. Available on Kindle, paperback, or direct to your web browser. Come join me for your avocado-adventures!
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