SECURITY LUXEMBOURG – A GOVERNMENT ALERT APP SOON

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Key words: alert to the population, gouvalert.lu geolocation of calls to 112, rescue, luxembourg. Save time and reliability in locating callers at the Emergency Center (112) and in the other way enable the authorities to warn the population in case of a major crisis, this is the mission of the application for smartphones GouvAlert.lu currently being developed under the leadership of the Luxembourg Government and the State Center for Information Technology (CTIE). Using the geolocation services of the smartphone (GPS and/or WiFi) this app will make it possible to determine…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – ZWAN SAUSAGES RECALLED

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keywords: health luxembourg, food security, zwan, colruyt, cora, auchan, luxembourg. Consumers who have bought sausages with tomato sauce from Zwan brand (lot referenced below) are requested not to consume this product, because a multiplication of bacteria very dangerous for health is possible, these cans having been too little sterilised. These sausages were distributed in the Luxembourg supermarkets of the Auchan, Cora and Colruyt retailers. References : Expiry date: 20.01.2020, 07.03.2020 and 08.03.2020 Barcode: 5410033200851 Share this page with:

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – HAUTE SÛRE LAKE SWIMMING FORBIDDEN

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keywords: cyanobacteria, blue-green algae, blue-green bacteria, moselle, luxembourg. A new alert on the water quality of Lake Haute-Sûre was issued prohibiting all swimming and nautical activities on the whole lake after sampling at “Rommwiss”, Liefrange, “Burfelt”, “Fuussefeld” , Insenborn and Lultzhausen. In fact, the multiplication of cyanobacteria (or blue-green algae) which, after triggering an alert last August prohibiting swimming on the beach “Rommwiss” is now generalized to the whole lake. These bacteria grow in stagnant waters with high temperatures. The dangers to health are certain, any contact with this water…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – TIME FOR INFLUENZA VACCINATION

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keywords: vaccination against influenza, vaccination campaign, health, luxembourg. With the arrival of autumn and the approach of winter, the time is for the prevention of the winter flu that affects the most fragile among us. Vaccination is the best prevention. The Health Directorate recommends that people over the age of 65 years to be vaccinated against influenza, as well as those suffering from chronic respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, kidney problems or reduced immunity. Vaccination is also recommended for pregnant women, regardless of when they got pregnant. Fifteen days after…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – WORLD HEART DAY 2017

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keywords: health, heart disease, cardiovascular risk, luxembourg. This Friday, September 29, 2017 is officially the “World Heart Day”. The Luxembourg authorities are taking advantage of this day to draw attention to the fact that in Luxembourg, in 2015, nearly 30.2% of deaths have been caused by diseases of the circulatory system. This makes it the leading cause of death in Luxembourg, with women being more affected than men. Another worrying figure: In Luxembourg, about 31% of the adult population aged 25 to 65 suffers from high blood pressure. This proportion…

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“ROMMWISS” BEACH BATHING FORBIDDEN IN HAUTE-SURE LAKE

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keywords: cyanobacteria, blue-green algae, blue-green bacteria, moselle, luxembourg. After the alert at the beginning of the week on the presence of cyanobacteria (green blue algae) in certain rivers of Moselle (France) it is today a prohibition of bathing on the “Rommwiss” beach of the Haute-Sûre lake that is issued by the Water Management Administration. Water analyzes have in fact revealed the excessive presence of cyanobacteria in the waters of this beach, it is therefore prohibited to bathing of humans and animals. It is also recommended not to drink its water…

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BEES LUXEMBOURG – NO EXCESS MORTALITY DUE TO PESTICIDES

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keywords: bees mortality, neonicotinoid pesticides, environment, luxembourg. The mortality rate of bee colonies during the winter 2016-2017 in Luxembourg was 20%, which is the average of the previous years (the rate ranging from 9% to 34%). This number comes into the debate on the use and possible banning of neonicotinoid pesticides (clothianidin imidacloprid thiamethoxam). These chemicals used in agriculture are often accused of being primarily responsible for reducing the number of bees. According to the Minister of Agriculture, the losses in bee colonies are more due to an impoverishment of…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – CYANOBACTERIA IN MOSELLE FRANCE

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keywords: ministry of health, cyanobacteria, blue-green bacteria, moselle, luxembourg. The Ministry of Health calls for vigilance after the discovery of a proliferation of cyanobacteria (blue-green bacteria) in the stagnant waters of the rivers of Moselle, France. Cyanobacteria can release toxins that can pose a risk to public health (skin irritations, headaches, nausea, gastroenteritis, cramps, paralysis, liver damage). The excessive presence of cyanobacteria is identifiable by the formation of colored carpets (greenish-blue coloration or pea mashed color). It comes from a high water temperature. It is recommended not to swim in…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – EGGS CONTAMINATED WITH FIPRONIL AT CACTUS

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keywords: fipronil insecticide, contaminated eggs, public health, food safety, luxembourg. After the surprise announcement of the presence and sale of eggs contaminated with Fipronil on Luxembourg soil in Aldi stores, the Ministry of Health informs of the presence and sale of these contaminated eggs in Cactus supermarkets. Caterman and Carnesa received suspicious eggs from their Belgian supplier, at Carnesa the eggs were used in preparations of minced meat and meat pâtés. The minced meat still present is destroyed, the meat pâtés still present are blocked for now waiting for the…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – EGGS CONTAMINATED WITH FIPRONIL AT ALDI

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keywords: fipronil insecticide, contaminated eggs, public health, luxembourg. While initially the Luxembourg authorities were certain of the absence of eggs contaminated with Fipronil on the Luxembourg market, a statement from the Ministry of Health confirms the opposite this late afternoon. In fact, contaminated eggs have been sold on the Luxembourg market: At Aldi stores From 25/07/2017 With for DLC the 15/08/2017 respectively the 16/08/2017 With identification numbers X-NL42364-XX and X-NL43868-XX All of these lots were withdrawn from the market by Aldi. In the present state of knowledge: – For the…

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LUXEMBOURG – NO STATISTICS ON FOX SPREAD AVAILABLE

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keywords: hunting ban, foxes, echinococcosis, public health, luxembourg. Since the fox hunting ban in Luxembourg in 2015, many have observed the return of foxes in the cities, especially in residential areas bordering forests. In addition to the safety problems that may arise (let us not forget that the fox is a wild animal), there are also public health issues, as wild animals are carriers of diseases. Following this observation, MPs Diane Adehm and Gilles Roth (CSV) appealed to Carole Dieschbourg, Minister of the Environment and Lydia Mutsch, Minister of Health…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – NEW ANTI SMOKING LAW COMES INTO FORCE

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keywords: public health, anti-smoking law, cigarette, e-cigarette, luxembourg. While the Grand Duchy has 1 000 deaths a year from tobacco-related diseases (of which 80 from passive smoking) the new anti-smoking law enters into force in Luxembourg tomorrow 01 August 2017 and with it new cigarettes consumption bans and an alignment of electronic cigarette bans on traditional cigarettes. The new anti-smoking law provides for : the prohibition of smoking on playgrounds the prohibition of smoking in private vehicles when children under 12 are on board the prohibition of using an electronic…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – RABBIT HAEMORRHAGIC DISEASE CONFIRMED

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keywords: rabbit hemorrhagic disease, public health, luxembourg. While the bird flu warning has been lifted in Luxembourg, the Ministry of Agriculture confirms that type 2 rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) has been detected in several rabbit farms in recent months. It is a viral disease that evolves without specific symptoms and can cause high mortality in the farms. The Ministry also reminds that a specific vaccine against type 2 disease is available and it is recommended that rabbits to be vaccinated preventively by a veterinarian, especially if rabbits are for sale…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – 600 NEW BLOOD DOORS REGISTRED

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keywords: blood donation call, blood transfusion center, red cross, luxembourg. Following the decline in the blood stock at the Blood Transfusion Center (CTS) in early June 2017, a call was made by the CTS to recruit new donors. This appeal resulted in the recruitment of 600 new potential donors to be seen by CTS doctors to confirm their ability to donate blood. The total number of registered donors on December 31, 2016 is 13,415. Share this page with:

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BIRD FLU LUXEMBOURG – CONTAINMENT MEASURES LIFTED

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keywords: avian influenza, bird flu, food safety, luxembourg. The Ministry of Agriculture informs Wednesday the lifting of the containment measures that had been put in place following the presence of several proven cases of bird flu in farms in Luxembourg. This lifting will be effective from tomorrow 06 July 2017. Nevertheless, greater vigilance on the part of those involved in the sector is called for and it is reminded that all imported live poultry must be accompanied by a health certificate and that any abnormal mortality must be reported to…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – ECHINOCOCCUS IN ONE FOX OUT OF THREE

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keywords: fox hunting, echinococcus, echinococcosis, public health, luxembourg. Since the prohibition of fox hunting in Luxembourg in 2015, many public health questions arise, and with its return to town, especially in residential neighborhoods bordering forests. The fox is indeed carrying a disease, the echinococcosis, or tapeworm of the fox, transmissible to humans. Minister of Environment Carole Dieschbourg said on Tuesday that of the 128 usable cadavers received by the Veterinary Laboratory of the Administration of Veterinary Services in 2016, 29% were carriers of echinococcus. In contrast, no cases of rabies…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – «BAMBESCH» PLAYGROUND IS OPEN

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keywords: health luxembourg, eichenprozessionsspinner, oak processionary, bambësch, luxembourg. The City of Luxembourg announces today that the “Bambësch” children’s playground is open again. This playground had to be closed on the 30 June due to the presence of oak processionaries (“Eichenprozessionsspinner”) that put visitors health at risk. The City of Luxembourg made a specialised in the matter company intervene and confirms that there is no risk for humans and animals anymore. Share this page with:

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – RADON AT HOME DETECTION TRAINING

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keywords: ministry of health, radon, lung cancer, prevention, building professionals, luxembourg. The Ministry of Health has initiated a training session on radon detection in housing for construction professionals. Radon is a natural radioactive gas from the soil. It can easily enter buildings and be in ambient air in varying concentrations. By breathing it, it can thus reach the bronchi and consequently cause irradiation of the pulmonary tissues. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after tobacco reminds the Minister. On June 29, 2007, the Ministry gave training at…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – «BAMBESCH» PLAYGROUND CLOSED

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keywords: health luxembourg, eichenprozessionsspinner, oak processionary, bambësch, luxembourg. For precaution reasons the City of Luxembourg decided to temporarily close the “Bambësch” children’s playground due to the presence of oak processionaries (“Eichenprozessionsspinner”). If the oak processionaries can damage the trees by completely gnawing the foliage, the risks to health and hygiene for humans can not be neglected. Indeed, the caterpillars have many hollow hairs with barbs which are dispersed over long distances by air flows, especially in hot and dry weather, and which can penetrate the skin of humans or animals,…

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LUXEMBOURG – FOX SPREAD AND PUBLIC HEALTH RISK

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keywords: hunting ban, foxes, echinococcosis, public health, luxembourg. Since the fox hunting ban in Luxembourg in 2015, many have observed the return of foxes in the cities, especially in residential areas bordering forests. In addition to the safety problems that may arise (let us not forget that the fox is a wild animal), there are also public health issues, as wild animals are carriers of diseases. The fox can indeed transmit a parasitic disease: echinococcosis. Alveolar echinococcosis is a serious disease that develops slowly, mainly in the liver, over 15…

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LUXEMBOURG – HIV TESTING NATIONAL WEEK

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keywords: hiv, testing, red cross, luxembourg. The HIV Red Cross Service, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, is organizing the Luxembourg national HIV testing week for the third consecutive year from 26 June to 30 June 2017. This week is an opportunity to remind people that HIV testing is the only way to know their HIV status, ie whether they were infected with HIV or not. Even though the number of deaths and contaminated by the virus is decreasing by 35%, the spread of the disease is not contained,…

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HEAT WAVE LUXEMBOURG – SURVEILLANCE VISITS REGISTRATION

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keywords: ministry of health, heat wave plan, luxembourg. The Ministry of Health reminds on Tuesday that the heat wave plan proposes to 75 years old people or older, living alone (or with an invalid person), with limited autonomy, poorly surrounded and without assistance from the dependency insurance, to register or to be registered to benefit from visits of monitoring and hydration assistance in case of high temperature. Visits are provided by a home help and care service in the event of a “heat warning” being triggered by the Ministry of…

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LUXEMBOURG – AVIAN FLU DETECTED IN THREE FARMS

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keywords: avian influenza, food safety, luxembourg. The Ministry of Agriculture reports that on 2 June 2017, the avian influenza virus has been confirmed in 3 poultry farms in Keispelt, Niederfeulen and Schrassig. These are 3 amateur farms in which all the poultry present were euthanized. In order to limit an extension of the disease to other farms, all transport of live poultry and any exposure of poultry are prohibited for one week. It is recommended that poultry be kept indoors. All feeding and watering must be done inside the buildings. Any…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – DRINK LESS ALCOHOL IS BETTER

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keywords: alcohol consumption, health, prevention campaign, luxembourg. Alcohol use can be addictive, but health risks (cardiovascular disease, liver cirrhosis, cancers and mental disorders) and collateral damage to the consumer’s environment (accidents, violence, trauma, etc.) are often ignored. Based on this observation, the Ministry of Health initiated the national action week entitled “Alcohol? Less is better! ” from May 14 to May 21, campaign simultaneously conducted in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. This week’s objective is to raise awareness of excessive alcohol consumption risks by reminding the problems and consumption thresholds from…

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