CATTENOM INTRUSION – LUXEMBOURG GOVERNMENT WORRIED

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keywords: intrusion nuclear power cattenom, nuclear risk, government luxembourg. While EDF officials largely communicate about the lack of impact and the perfect respect of the security procedures, which nevertheless made it possible for Greenpeace activists to intrude last night into the compound of the Cattenom nuclear power plant, the Luxembourg Government wishes to express its concern. In a statement issued late this afternoon, the Ministers of Health and Environment jointly declared “very concerned about the flagrant gaps in the access security of this plant. They insist on a detailed investigation…

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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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“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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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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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 – 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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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 – A NEW AVIAN FLU CASE CONFIRMED IN MERSCH

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keywords: avian influenza, food safety, luxembourg. The Ministry of Agriculture confirms Tuesday the presence of a new case of avian flu in Luxembourg. This case is to add to the previous three cases of avian flu confirmed last week in amateur farms. The Ministry indicates that the new outbreak was found in a poultry farm in Rollingen/Mersch. All poultry present were euthanized. The precautionary measures are as follows: “In order to avoid an extension of the disease to other farms, all transport of live poultry and any exposure of poultry…

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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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