Recent World Wide Alerts

  • Extreme
  • High
  • Medium
  • Low

18.12.18  /  Extreme  /   – Del Monte Foods Recall Thousands Of Products

Extreme

18.12.18 Del Monte Foods Recall Thousands Of Products

Canned food giant Del Monte is recalling tens-of-thousands of products over fears they could contain life-threatening bacteria.

According to the wholesaler, over 64,000 cases of incompletely sterilized 'Fiesta Corn' have been affected, which are sold in stores like Walmart and Target across the US.

Retailers in 25 states and 12 countries are said to have taken delivery of the potentially-deadly cans - which are currently being recalled.

Del Monte said it was recalling over 64,000 cans of its 'Fiesta Corn' over fears it could cause botulism poisoning

17.12.18  /  News  /   – New Treatment For Prostate Cancer Revealed

News

17.12.18 New Treatment For Prostate Cancer Revealed

A radical new treatment for prostate cancer in which injections into the tumour boost the immune system to kill malignant cells has been hailed as a potential ‘game-changer’.

While so-called immunotherapies have become available over the past few years to battle tumours in the kidneys, lungs and other organs, none has been suitable for prostate cancer, which kills 12,000 men a year.

But now scientists at King’s College London have come up with a new method, injecting a man-made version of a naturally occurring protein called IL-15 – which increases the number and vigour of cancer-fighting cells.

At the moment, almost three-quarters of men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer die within five years, meaning they have worse survival rates than those with many other cancers [File photo]

At the moment, almost three-quarters of men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer die within five years, meaning they have worse survival rates than those with many other cancers [File photo]

They aim to start a trial involving 20 men with advanced prostate cancer at Guy’s Hospital in London next year, with backing from the Prostate Cancer Research Centre (PCRC).

The hope is to shrink prostate cancer tumours but also to provide lasting protection against the disease.

Our cells naturally contain minute amounts of IL-15 but injecting it directly into the tumour boosts levels of the protein which helps the immune system attack the cancer.

The PCRC is launching a fundraising campaign for the trial fronted by comedian Stephen Fry, who revealed he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in February.

16.12.18  /    /   – Tourists Warned To Avoid Visiting Bali

16.12.18 Tourists Warned To Avoid Visiting Bali

Tourists are being warned to steer clear of a popular holiday destination over fears of an increased risk of Islamic violence.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) issued a new warning for Australians to exercise greater caution when in Bali over the holiday period, concerned that protests in the nation's tourist hotspots could turn violent.

The protests come after Prime Minister Scott Morrison endorsed a formal recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Saturday morning.

With Indonesia being the biggest supporters of the Palestinian Authority outside of the Middle East, DFAT are making tourists aware of potential protests.

 The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued an urgent alert to tourists in Bali (pictured)

08.12.18  /  High  /  Eritrea – FCO Updated Travel Advice

High

08.12.18 Eritrea FCO Updated Travel Advice

Image result for FCO Eritrea (Security threat level - 3): On 7 December 2018, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued an update to its travel advice for Eritrea, which reads in part as follows: "The FCO advise against all travel within 25km of Eritrea’s land borders, with the exceptions of: the towns of Senafe and Tessenei; the border crossings at Debay Sima – Burre, Serha – Zalambessa and Kesadika (Adi Kuala) – Rama, plus the main paved roads leading to those crossings."

07.12.18  /  Extreme  /  Haiti – DFAT Updated Travel Advice

Extreme

07.12.18 Haiti DFAT Updated Travel Advice

Image result for DFAT Haiti (Security threat level - 4): On 6 December 2018, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) issued updated travel advice for Haiti, which reads in part as follows: “Recent violent protests in Port-au-Prince and other cities in Haiti have resulted in deaths and injuries. Avoid crowds and protests as they may quickly turn violent. Limit your movements as much as possible and stock up on essential supplies if safe to do so. We haven't changed the level of our advice. Exercise a high degree of caution in Haiti. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.”

04.12.18  /  Extreme  /  Nigeria – US Embassy Abuja Health Alert

Extreme

04.12.18 Nigeria US Embassy Abuja Health Alert

Image result for CDC Nigeria (Security threat level - 5): On 3 December 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Abuja issued a Health Alert, which reads in part as follows: "Location: Countrywide "Event: On October 28, The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States issued a Travel Notice for polio in Nigeria. The Nigerian Ministry of Health has reported several cases of poliovirus in the northern states of Nigeria. CDC recommends that all travelers to Nigeria be vaccinated fully against polio. Because of the risk of cross-border transmission of the Lake Chad region, CDC recommends a one-time booster dose of polio vaccine for fully vaccinated adults traveling to Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, or Chad to work in healthcare facilities, refugee camps, or other humanitarian aid settings. In addition, Nigerian immigration officials may request proof of polio vaccination for travelers entering or exiting Nigeria. "Actions to Take:
  • Visit CDC’s website on polio.
  • Take necessary precautions described on the CDC’s website to avoid infection and get vaccinated for polio or acquire a booster.
  • Carry records of polio vaccination when entering or exiting Nigeria.
  • If exposed, seek immediate medical care OR contact a doctor right away.
  • Monitor local media and NCDC website for updates.
  • Visit the CDCTravelers Health Page.
  • Consult the CDC for country health advisories, or call CDCat 800-232-4636 or 404-639-3534."
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3