August 14, 2009CDC reports 41 more US flu deathsThe number of novel H1N1 deaths in the United States has risen to 477, up from 436 last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today in its weekly update. Hospitalizations rose to 7,511, up from 6,506. Dan Jernigan, MD, MPH, with the CDC’s Influenza Division, said during a teleconference today that flu continues to decline, with widespread activity reported in four states. Officials are looking into reports of increased flu activity in Florida and North Carolina.http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/update.htmAug 14 CDC novel flu situation updateHong Kong reports second Tamiflu-resistant caseHealth officials in Hong Kong today announced the detection of a second case of flu resistant to oseltamivir (Tamiflu). They found the virus in a 40-year-old woman who is a resident of a home for disabled people. She was prescribed the drug prophylactically after other residents of the home became ill. She developed flu-like symptoms about a week later. The Tamiflu-resistant strain wasn’t found in any other of the 20 novel flu cases at the home.Researchers suggest osteoporosis drugs may have antiviral benefitsResearchers from Hong Kong have found that two osteoporosis drugs, pamidronate and zoledronate, might have potential as treatment for influenza, including the novel H1N1 and the H5N1 viruses, Reuters reported today. They found that the two drugs triggered yd-T cells that killed flu-infected human cells. The next steps are to test the drugs in animals and conduct clinical trials in humans. The findings were released by the University of Hong Kong, Xinhua reported today.http://www.reuters.com/article/asiaCrisis/idUSHKG233114Aug 14 Reuters storyMassachusetts deputizes more healthcare workers to give vaccineThe Massachusetts Public Health Council on Aug 12 voted to enable such healthcare professionals as dentists, pharmacists, and paramedics to administer the novel flu vaccine in this fall’s vaccination campaigns, the Boston Globe reported yesterday. The move would open the possibility of volunteering to about 12,000 additional workers. The regulators also directed hospitals and clinics to provide vaccine to all their workers, although the workers will not be forced to receive the vaccine.http://www.boston.com/news/health/articles/2009/08/13/state_asks_volunteers_to_aid_flu_vaccinations/?s_campaign=8315Aug 13 Boston Globe storyUK releases vaccine priority planGovernment officials in the United Kingdom released details of the country’s pandemic H1N1 vaccination priority plan today, which places pregnant women, healthcare workers, and people aged 6 months to 65 years with underlying chronic medical conditions first in line to get the vaccine, reported the Guardian, a British newspaper. The plan also prioritizes people who live in households that include individuals with certain underlying conditions, such as cancer or immune system compromise.http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/13/uk-swine-flu-cases-fallAug 14 Guardian story
The Ministry of Tourism has again prepared a survey of investments in the tourism sector for next year. The survey covered all counties and tourism companies that submitted data on the announced investments for next year. According to the submitted data, in 2019, around one billion and 50 million euros will be invested in Croatian tourism, while investments according to the same survey in 2018 amounted to 940 million euros. The companies will invest around 626 million euros in their tourism projects, while the public sector, ie counties and cities and municipalities from their area will invest 425 million euros. The announced investments in the private sector include investments in hotels, camps, nautical and other types of accommodation facilities, facilities and attractions.As a tourist destination, Croatia achieves better tourist results every year, and what makes us especially happy is that in addition to revenue growth, we are also recording continuous trends in investment growth, said Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli, adding: “Croatia is recognized as one of the most promising countries for investment in tourism, which is best confirmed by the positive trends in investment over the past few years. In the last two years alone, we have seen a 40 percent increase in investments, and one billion and 50 million euros of investments in tourism have been announced for next year.. “According to the data on investments from the survey of the Ministry of Tourism, the largest number of investments, ie the largest amount of total investments is planned in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County with a total of 203 million euros of investments, Split-Dalmatia with 197 million euros of investments and Istria with 175 million euros of investments. to invest 355 million euros in continental counties including the city of Zagreb.Furthermore, related to newly registered accommodation facilities in 2018, according to data from the eVisitor system in January 2018, a total of 1.126 hotels with a total capacity of 169.000 beds were registered, while at the beginning of November 1.168 hotels with a total number of beds of 172.000 were registered. When it comes to campsites, according to data from eVisitor, in January 2018, 467 campsites were registered, while at the beginning of November 2018, 496 campsites were registered. The number of hostels in the same period during January was 324 with 16.000 beds while 350 hostels with 18.000 beds were registered in early October. In total, at the beginning of January 2018, there were 105.000 registered facilities in commercial accommodation with one million and 81 thousand beds, while at the beginning of November, 117.000 facilities with one million and 154 thousand beds in commercial accommodation were registered.
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