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“Swine Flu” In New Zealand According To WHO

By Clare Swinney

It was reported by TV3 that the World Health Organization’s (WHO) lab in Melbourne has now confirmed that swine flu is present in New Zealand.

Three test results back from the WHO lab for the Rangitoto College students who tested positive for influenza A, have also tested positive for the swine flu, making New Zealand the sixth country to officially confirm that it has cases of people infected with the virus.

The WHO’s test results were announced in Wellington at a press conference attended by the Minister of Health, Tony Ryall, Director-General of Health, Stephen McKernan, Director of Public Health, Mark Jacobs and National Co-ordinator of Emergency Planning, Steve Brazier.
Mr Ryall announced that the lab’s results had shown that at least three New Zealanders had tested positive to “swine flu” and Mr Jacobs advised that tests on a fourth sample were still being conducted.
The Rangitoto College students had returned to Auckland, New Zealand at 5am on Saturday on Air NZ flight NZ 1 from a trip to Mexico, where the virus is reported to have killed  152, although this figure could be far higher.
Several of the students had symptoms of influenza, so their teacher insisted that they see doctors, one of whom contacted Auckland Regional Public Health Services.
The Rangitoto College students’ symptoms were reported as being mild and all are on the road to recovery.  The nature of their symptoms was consistent with the pattern experienced so far in other countries other than Mexico according to Mr Ryall.

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization announced on Monday that it was dispatching a team to inspect pig farms in Mexico in an attempt to determine whether the new strain was circulating amongst pigs and then trace a link to humans.

While the virus is designated “swine flu,” it is more precisely labelled swine-avian-human flu as it combines pig, bird and human viruses, leading to speculation that it is not a product of nature, but of a laboratory.

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NZHerald: Auckland Office Vacancies Tipped to top 10%

4:00AM Friday Apr 24, 2009
Anne Gibson

The amount of empty floor space in Auckland is expected to rise. Photo / Supplied

The amount of empty floor space in Auckland is expected to rise. Photo / Supplied

Double-digit vacancy rates are being forecast for Auckland offices.

Alan McMahon, research and consulting director of Colliers International, has today issued a report saying vacancies were already up on last year but he expects the amount of empty floorspace to rise.

“Wellington and Auckland CBD’s are holding up quite well to date but we forecast double digit vacancy in both centres as the crop of new buildings under construction are filled,” he said.

For the rest of the article, go to the NZHerald here.


National Research Centre Opens in Auckland to address Rising number of Neurological Disorders

A national research centre opens to address rising number of neurological disorders.

One-fifth of New Zealanders will suffer from a neurological disorder in their lifetime – a figure set to climb as the country’s population ages.

Professor of Epidemiology and Neurology at AUT University Valery Feigin says improving outcomes for sufferers of neurological disorders will be a focus for the National Research Centre for Stroke, Applied Neurosciences and Neurorehabilitation (NRC-SANN) which launches at AUT this Thursday.

For the rest of the article, go here.

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Mercury & Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia

NEW RESEARCH CONNECTS MERCURY TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE!

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The Alzheimer’s “gene” https://www.internetwks.com/pauling/lie/alz.html

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Evidence Implicating Amalgam in Alzheimer’s Disease–Excerpts from memo by Kip Sullivan

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NUTRITIONAL & OTHER NATURAL MEDICAL TREATMENTS FOR CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS WITH ATTENTION-DEFICIT/ HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER – AD(H)D by John V DOMmisse, MD, FRCPC

A Nutritional-Metabolic Approach to Memory-Loss: 18 Years’ Experience by John V Dommisse, MD, FRCP(C)

The Good News about Alzheimer’s Disease by John V. DOMmisse, MD, FRCPC

Hidden Causes of Dementia by John Dommisse, M.D.

Fears for grassroots democracy in Auckland

NZHerald

4:00AM Monday Mar 30, 2009
By Bernard Orsman

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