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 – 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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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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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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