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Schools told to close next week

first_imgFacebook Advertisement Twitter THE Minister has told all primary and post-primary schools to close on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week due to the bad weather. The Minister for Education and Science, Batt O’Keeffe TD, took the decision following a meeting on Friday of the Government’s emergency planning group and in the context of the poor weather outlook for the coming days.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minister O’Keeffe said: “I took the decision to close all schools based on my concern for the health and safety of school children”. “While it may be that some schools would have been in a position to open depending on the weather, I consider on balance that the responsible and prudent approach at this stage is to close schools in the interest of safety”.Minister O’Keeffe stressed that the decision will not affect the local decision-making powers of school boards of management.Higher education institutions will make their own decisions on whether to open based on local roads and weather conditions.The great majority of principals have welcomed the fact that the minister has provided direction said Seán Cottrell, IPPN Director. However, the Minister’s announcement has received a mixed reaction from many parents.  While some will welcome a few additional holidays, others will struggle with the additional childcare.  “Likewise, teachers will welcome the break from the danger of travelling, but fear they may have to make up these days during the Easter or summer holidays,” added Mr Cottrell.Some principals have stated that conditions in their area did not present a safety hazard and they had near full attendance in the last two days. Their Boards of Management were confident in deciding to stay open and indicated that they wished to retain the power to make decisions for their own schools as they are entitled to do on all such matters. Email NewsLocal NewsSchools told to close next weekBy admin – January 8, 2010 540 center_img WhatsApp Linkedin Print Previous articleTeams named as Munster await weather developments – Leinster match called offNext articleLocal authority takes action on wintry conditions adminlast_img read more

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Rusbridger fails in bid to keep painting of murdered model at LMH

first_imgAlan Rusbridger, the principal of Lady Margaret Hall, tried unsuccessfully to raise £8,000 to keep a painting of a murdered Irish model at the college. The painting was sold at auction in Oxford today for £6,500.The former Guardian editor set up a JustGiving page on Wednesday to prevent the painting being sold away from the college. However, in the two days since the petition was launched, just £80 was raised.Rusbridger told Cherwell: “I only heard about the painting being auctioned two days ago and it was always going to be a very tall order to crowdfund the money within that time.“It would have been lovely to have had it on public view at LMH. We gave it a go but sadly time wasn’t on our side and the moment has passed.”William Strang’s portrait depicts Eileen ‘Dolly’ Henry, an Irish model who was murdered in 1914 by her lover, the artist John Currie.On his JustGiving page, Rusbridger wrote that the painting can “serve as a resource to reflect on sexual violence, obsession, the role of the ‘muse’ and changing ideas of female sexuality”.He added that it seemed fitting for the painting to hang at Lady Margaret Hall, the first college to admit women.Rusbridger said Currie was Henry’s “on-off boyfriend”, and abused the model until she escaped to London.Currie stalked her to her new Chelsea apartment, spent the night with her, and then shot her.last_img read more

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Forum Warns About Vaping, Marijuana Risks

first_imgRetired DEA Agent Doug Collier gives attendees at the “What’s Smokin’ in New Jersey?” symposium some startling information about vaping and marijuana use. By Maddy VitaleA teenager suffers second-degree burns on his face. His throat is scorched. He is in terrible pain.The injuries were caused by an electronic cigarette that exploded in his face.An 8-year-old boy is rushed to the hospital because he got his hands on an electronic cigarette or E-cigarette. He puffed on it to the sounds of adults giggling in the background. The child suffers from toxicity from a high level of nicotine in his system.Those were just two news accounts detailed and shown on a large screen by Doug Collier, a former DEA agent (Drug Enforcement Administration) and the main speaker for a symposium on marijuana and vaping called “What’s Smokin’ in New Jersey?”The “Miracle Smoke” ad promoting cannabis as an added ingredient in E-cigarettes stunned some audience members.The event, hosted by the Sea Isle City Municipal Alliance, Mayor Leonard Desiderio, the Sea Isle Police Department and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, was held at the former school, located at 4501 Park Road in Sea Isle on Friday.Desiderio, who is also a Cape May County freeholder, looked around the room prior to the start of the program and smiled.“I’m glad that everyone took the time to be here today. There are many seniors here who have grandchildren,” Desiderio said in an interview. “Today, I want them to learn a lot about vaping and marijuana, and the concerns over both.”Collier, who teaches criminal justice at Monmouth University, warned the crowd that the children, especially teens, are in trouble.Vaping is a newer phenomenon and research shows it can be just as dangerous as regular cigarettes, and it is gaining popularity among young people.“Our kids are in the danger zone,” Collier said into the microphone as he walked around the room and engaged the audience.Doug Collier speaks with audience members.Education and prevention are the keys to a healthier, more aware, society, Collier said.“You become the ambassadors, and that is what we need. The fact that you are here, I applaud you,” Collier stressed. “We have to make sure our greatest assets are protected – our children.”Collier explained how vaping, especially for young people, is especially dangerous because their brains are still developing.“Intervention and prevention are critical for our kids,” Collier said. “Addiction is a disease.”Collier also warned of what he called a “game-changer,” when young people add marijuana or synthetic drugs to E-cigarettes.Several officials attended the program, including Sea Isle City Police Chief Tom McQuillen, Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland, Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton, Freeholder Jeffrey Pierson and Freeholder E. Marie Hayes. Sea Isle Councilman Bill Kehner and former Sea Isle Mayor Michael McHale were in the audience.Sea Isle’s AARP Chapter 710 President Frank Roach, who is a Municipal Alliance Committee member, called on all the seniors he knows to attend the program.He said more than 65 AARP members from Sea Isle gathered in the room to hear what Collier and other officials had to say.Roach said the audience members learned valuable information about the ill-effects of vaping and some of the issues coming about with changes in laws for marijuana use.“Members learned the negative effects this has on their children, grandchildren and especially the entire New Jersey Community,” Roach said. “We all came away realizing how this is impacting the children in our schools, and their future development.”Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland, middle, with Sea Isle Police Chief Tom McQuillen, left, and Mayor Leonard Desiderio.Eileen Boltz, a grandmother who lives in Sea Isle, called the symposium very informative.“I learned so much about the dangers of teenagers vaping. I have grandchildren and I am now more aware about vaping,” Boltz said.She added that when it came to the potential legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in New Jersey, she has real concerns.“They talk about how it will be made legal and I am really concerned. There are real dangers to this,” Boltz noted.Callatta Goolsby and Larry Jones, fellow AARP members of the Woodbine chapter, attended the program because they were curious to learn more about the topics.“I wasn’t sure what vaping was,” admitted Goolsby.Jones said he was not opposed to the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, so long as it is not abused.Mayor Leonard Desiderio speaks with Larry Jones and Callatta Goolsby of the Woodbine AARP chapter.Others in the audience, including the freeholders, said they had some real concerns about the status of vaping and marijuana in society.“I have 13 grandchildren,” Pierson said. “Getting this information out to the public is so important.”Thornton cautioned of the dangers of potentially legalizing marijuana for recreational use.“Every state that has legalized marijuana, there have been significant problems,” he noted.Thornton said that states that legalized marijuana have seen the number of drivers under the influence increase.Both Thornton and Pierson agreed that it would add another layer to enforcement since there is no breath test for marijuana. Law enforcement officers would need to be trained in drug recognition testing. That would mean new hires and state oversight, they said.“Do we jeopardize public safety for funds?” Thornton asked, referring to additional tax money that would be made through marijuana dispensaries if it was legalized in New Jersey.“It just doesn’t make sense,” Pierson said.Cape May County Freeholders Jeffrey Pierson and E. Marie Hayes with retired DEA Agent Doug Collier, Freeholder and Mayor Leonard Desiderio and Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton stand in front of a sign promoting the symposium.The goal of the program was all about community outreach, officials emphasized.Sutherland said having Collier educate the audience helps Cape May County residents gain an understanding about the dangers of vaping.Police Chief McQuillen echoed Sutherland’s sentiments, saying it is all about education.“We take things in Sea Isle very seriously,” he said. “Regardless of how you feel about vaping or the use of marijuana, we are all here today to take back to family and friends what we learned.”last_img read more

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Government in partnership talks with more start-ups amid preemployment card controversy

first_imgIn providing online courses to help the participants upskill and reskill themselves, the government currently partners with eight start-ups, including Skill Academy, which is owned by e-learning platform Ruangguru, Pintaria and MauBelajarApa. The participants will use the money transferred to their e-wallet to pick and purchase any training they need.However, the pre-employment card, which is aimed mainly at offering relief for laid-off workers and owners of small businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak, has been subject to criticism. The public accused the management of a conflict of interest for partnering with a start-up linked to an expert staff member of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.Read also: Govt introduces new social benefits as 2.8 million lose jobsIn response to the controversy, the expert staffer in question, Adamas Belva Devara, who is also the CEO of Ruangguru, resigned on Tuesday, despite explaining that he had not been involved in any partnership discussion or the appointment of Ruangguru as a partner in the program. The government is in talks with four start-ups to forge partnerships for the preemployment card program as it wants to add more online courses despite recent backlash over the program’s partner selection process and courses.The program management’s president director, Denni Purbasari, said adding new partners was intended to encourage more start-ups to grow. It was expected to take four to eight weeks to evaluate whether a company was suitable to be a partner in the program.“I believe competition will promote innovation, it will push the price to be competitive and encourage more training institutions to partner with the program,” Denni said in an online briefing on Wednesday. “There will be more options for small training institutions to work with the partners.” Denni admitted that there was no open selection process prior to the existing partners’ appointments. Her office chose the start-ups because they had a national network, the necessary information and technology capacity, suitable courses and partnerships with training institutions, among other things.Furthermore, the program management had held consultations with tech companies, researchers, labor unions, the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) and representatives from more than 50 companies before the appointments, according to Denni.“Ruangguru’s core business is selling courses, and it is big,” said Denni, who previously served as the Executive Office of the President’s economic advisor. “We cannot ignore this fact.”Aside from Skill Academy, the program management is also partnering with a government agency and six other companies, including e-commerce firms Bukalapak and Tokopedia, to provide more than 1,500 courses.Read also: Sewing masks to silky pudding making: Training available with preemployment cardFollowing its launch on April 11, the preemployment card has attracted more than 7.6 million applicants as of Wednesday. With Rp 20 trillion (US$1.2 billion) in allocated funds, the program aims to cover 5.6 million recipients this year. Only 168,111 participants were admitted in the first phase, while the rest would be admitted in later ones.Under the program, each recipient will get Rp 3.5 million worth of benefit, which will be disbursed in stages. To ensure they take the online courses, the program management will first disburse Rp 1 million to each recipient to pay for courses. After completing the training, the recipients will get Rp 600,000 in monthly benefits for four months on top of a Rp 150,000 incentive for participating in job surveys.Office of Coordinating Economic Minister secretary Susiwijono Moegiarso said the preemployment card was the only government aid targeted to support laid-off and furloughed workers in both the formal and the informal sector as well as the owners of small businesses.“The number of applicants has reached 7.6 million in just 12 days, reflecting the public’s extraordinary response,” Susi said in the same online briefing on Wednesday. “On the other hand, we are also empathizing with the many people in need of the assistance.”Denni said the program was also preparing to accommodate hundreds of thousands of youth entering the workforce in June as they finished senior high school but did not immediately move on to college. They might struggle to find a job as the economy was taking a downturn due to the outbreak.According to data updated on Monday by the Manpower Ministry, as many as 2.2 million workers reported that the outbreak had affected their jobs. More than half of them were formal-sector workers furloughed by 43,690 companies.“Laying off is an emergency measure when no other measures are feasible,” Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah was quoted as saying in a statement released on Wednesday. “But we are encouraging firms to try measures such as eliminating overtime, reducing working hours or furloughing workers in turn while paying them half.”Topics :last_img read more

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Grayson Allen reminds Twitter he’s in NBA with Flagrant 1 foul

first_imgJazz rookie Grayson Allen was getting playing time during garbage time Wednesday night in Portland when he found himself in the way of driving Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu. Allen instinctively did this: MORE: Twitter was also there for Allen vs. Trae Young in summer leagueThe infraction did not go unnoticed on the internet. Allen was quickly trending on Twitter. A sample of the content:Grayson Allen just gave Aminu the Phenomenal Forearm. pic.twitter.com/sHqMly5vkm— Dave Schilling (@dave_schilling) January 31, 2019″The White Flag” Grayson Allen is an Intercontinental Champion waiting to happen https://t.co/nqK0VcJxlY— Dan Devine (@YourManDevine) January 31, 2019I love how much Blazers fans hate Grayson Allen already. Lol.— Tucker Stevenson (@tuckerstevenson) January 31, 2019wait, the Jazz have Grayson Allen and Joe Ingles? That’s like having a frat star and his Dad.— Max Denning (@TheMaxDenning) January 31, 2019Me when Grayson Allen gets a flagrant and the whole world freaks out pic.twitter.com/9cyCpGFNIL— RGiss (@rgiss11) January 31, 2019Allen came into the game averaging 4.2 points and 10.5 minutes in 23 games (one start) during his first NBA season. Grayson Allen appears to be handing out phenomenal forearms pic.twitter.com/S4krwGoThQ— Curtis Rogers (@AKidFromKent) January 31, 2019Aminu was fine, if a bit stunned. Allen, the former Duke star, was charged with a Flagrant 1 foul.last_img read more

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South African soccer fans 2

first_imgSouth African fans supporting Bafana Bafana, the national squad, at a match against Equatorial Guinea in Atteridgeville, Pretoria. Bafana Bafana won by four goals to one.Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

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Elastopainters hold on to beat Batang Pier

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Batang Pier battled back from a 14-point halftime deficit and a 79-70 hole early in the fourth quarter.Pringle knotted the count at 96 with two free throws with 1:16 remaining, but GlobalPort failed to keep Rain or Shine’s big men off the boards in the waning seconds that led to Almazan’s winning freebies.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Macaraya on loss to Lyceum: We gave them everything we got Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Raymond Almazan sank the game-winning free throws and Rain or Shine held off GlobalPort, 98-96, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Almazan calmly made a pair of freebies with 5.2 seconds left before Terrence Romeo forced a wild shot against Gabe Norwood and Jericho Cruz, who were all over the Batang Pier guard as time ran out.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES “Our free throws saved us. We were struggling with our free throws but we made them when it counted,” said ROS head coach Caloy Garcia, whose squad went 18-of-34 from the free throw line.Almazan finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds while import James Weatherspoon also posted a double-double with 25 points and 15 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsRomeo topscored with 28 points on 27 shots while Stanley Pringle added 21 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to carry much of the load for GlobalPort, which drew a forgetful PBA debut from Jabril Trawick.Trawick had three points, two assists and two turnovers in 16 minutes of action before fouling out with still 5:46 left.last_img read more

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Promise to give my best in 2019: Harmanpreet Singh after winning Asian Player of the Year 2018

first_imgIndian defender and drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh was overwhelmed after receiving the Asian Player of the 2018 award from the Asian Hockey Federation and thanked fans and supporters for their continuous backing. Harmanpreet expressed that the Indian hockey team feels blessed to have so much of public support and promised to give his best in 2019.”Okay! Where do I began to thank you for your consistent support, for inspiring me to be the best I can possibly be .. for giving me strength to fulfill your expectations .. by embracing your blessings. We as team is very blissful by your support ..”A big thanks to Asian Hockey Federation for presenting me the award of Asian Player of the year 2k18 .. I promise I will give my best in 2k19 n in coming years also .. with all your support n ofcourse with my hardwork …,” Harmanpreet said on Twitter.Okay! Where do i began to thank you for your consistent support, for inspiring me to be the best i can possibly be .. for giving me strength to fulfill your expectations .. by embracing your blessings . We as team is very blissful by your support .. pic.twitter.com/KYINK0wI2OHarmanpreet Singh (@13harmanpreet) February 25, 2019A BiG THANK to ASIAN HOCKEY FEDERATION FOR presenting me the AWARd of ASIAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2k18 .. I promise i will give my best in 2k19 n in coming years also .. with all your support n ofcourse with my hardwork …Harmanpreet Singh (@13harmanpreet) February 25, 2019Harmanpreet was an integral part of the Indian team in the Hockey World Cup that happened in Bhubaneswar last year, where India lost their quarter-final of the Netherlands.advertisementHarmanpreet was a major contributor in India’s silver medal-winning performance at the FIH Champions Trophy in Breda last year and was also part of the team that won the Asian Champions Trophy 2018.Indian men’s hockey team winning the silver medal at the Champions Trophy was a historic feat as they repeated their success from the 2016 edition of the tournament.The Indian men’s team was awarded with the Best Performance of The Year for being the only Asian side to have reached the top eight at the World Cup in Bhubaneswar.Hockey India is proud to announce that the Indian Men’s Hockey Team was bestowed with the title of the ‘Best Performance Award 2018’ by the @asia_hockey in Gifu on 22nd February 2019.#IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/ddzw6MQMBVHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) February 23, 2019Apart from that, Indian women’s team striker Lalremsiami bagged the Rising Player of The Year award. The 18-year-old Lalremsiami impressed one and all at the 2018 World Cup and the Asian Games, where Indian women won a historic silver. She was also a part of the Youth Olympics squad in Buenos Aires last year, where the under-18 team won a silver medal.Hockey India congratulates our promising Forward Lalremsiami for being presented with the award for the ‘Rising Player of the Year 2018 – Female’ by the @asia_hockey in Gifu on 22nd February 2019.#IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/rskmIqTUCzHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) February 23, 2019last_img read more

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All kids should get vaccinated for hepatitis B at birth experts say

first_imgTORONTO – Clinicians and researchers attending an international conference say all Canadian children should be vaccinated against hepatitis B starting at birth to prevent the development of potentially deadly liver disease later in life, a policy recommended by the World Health Organization.Currently, most provinces and territories immunize children against the liver-destroying virus when they are much older, including Ontario and Nova Scotia, which suggest children be vaccinated as late as 12 years old.Hepatitis B is transmitted through blood and other bodily fluids. The virus attacks the liver, causing ongoing scar-forming inflammation that over time can lead to cirrhosis, liver failure or liver cancer.The call for at-birth immunization comes from international experts attending the Global Hepatitis Summit in Toronto, which runs through Sunday.“There is a misconception that we only need to offer older children vaccination in the years before they become sexually active, since sexual activity is one of the routes of transmission,” said Dr. Harry Janssen, director of the Toronto Centre for Liver Disease, who is attending the conference.“Hepatitis B is not just a disease that is transmitted by sexual activity, it’s also transmitted by blood-to-blood contact,” Janssen said in an interview. “Children play with each other … bite each other, scratch each other, share each other’s toothbrush. There’s household contact with people who have hepatitis B.“So there is a definite risk of getting this infection in childhood.”An estimated 230,000 Canadians are infected with hepatitis B, but many are unaware they harbour the virus. Less than 60 per cent of those infected have been diagnosed and only a quarter of those eligible for treatment are believed to be receiving it, doctors say.Worldwide, an estimated 257 million people are living with hepatitis B, says WHO. In 2015, almost 900,000 people died as a result of the disease, which is known as a “silent killer.”“In the first years, you don’t have any symptoms,” said Janssen. “But then people show up after the age of 40, 45 with liver cancer and they didn’t even know they had the infection.”Infants and young children are among those at the highest risk of infection, and the disease has the worst impact within that age range, since more than 90 per cent will develop chronic hepatitis B, he said. While the risk of progression to severe liver disease is highest among children infected before their first birthday, up to half of kids aged one to five also will develop a chronic form of infection.That compares to five to 10 per cent of those infected at 18 or older, WHO says. Between 20 and 30 per cent of adults who are chronically infected will develop cirrhosis and/or liver cancer.“That’s a very important reason to vaccinate at an early age, because if these children get infected, the likelihood of them getting chronic disease is much higher,” stressed Janssen.The vaccine against hepatitis B has been available since 1982 and is 95 per cent effective in preventing infection and the development of chronic disease and liver cancer caused by the virus.WHO recommends that all infants should receive their first dose of vaccine as soon as possible after birth, preferably within 24 hours.Two other doses would follow a couple of months apart, typically at the same time as other childhood immunizations are given, starting at two months of age.However, policies for when hepatitis B shots should be given vary widely across Canada.P.E.I. and Yukon vaccinate young children from age two months, but only New Brunswick, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories offer inoculate at birth.Other provinces immunize children when they are older: Manitoba at age nine, Alberta at 10, and Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador at 11. British Columbia introduced vaccination for infants from age two months in 2001, followed by Quebec in 2013, although that province still inoculates children who are not covered by the new program at age nine.“Since all children across Canada will eventually be vaccinated regardless of where they live, why don’t we just remove this lottery and routinely vaccinate them all from birth?” said Janssen.“This will reduce new cases of hepatitis B among children to near zero and remove the chance that any of them will become chronically infected.”The Canadian Paediatric Society recommends immunizing all children before they reach adolescence, although newborns of mothers who have hepatitis B should receive at-birth inoculation.The CPS also advises vaccination for: anyone living in a home with a hepatitis B-infected person; all children whose families have immigrated from areas with high rates of hepatitis B or who are travelling to such countries; and children with conditions that require frequent transfusions of blood or blood products or who are on hemodialysis for kidney disease.Dr. John Ward of the Centers for Disease Control said that since 2005, the U.S. agency had recommended that all newborns in the country receive a birth dose of the vaccine within the first three days of life, which subsequently decreased transmission of the virus by more than 90 per cent.In January, the CDC updated that advice, recommending that all infants be vaccinated within 24 hours of birth, in line with WHO’s policy. At the same time, it said babies born to hepatitis B-infected mothers should also be given hepatitis B antibodies to further protect against infection.The WHO has set a goal of eliminating hepatitis B worldwide by 2030, and the UN body has called on all countries to sign on to that commitment.“The cornerstone of elimination of hepatitis B is hepatitis B vaccination of young children beginning at birth, because they are at the highest risk of remaining infected,” said Ward, director of the CDC’s viral hepatitis division.“And if they become infected, 25 per cent of them will die of hepatitis B if they’re not diagnosed and managed and treated in later life.”There is no overall cure for the disease, added Janssen, though medications can suppress replication of the virus in the liver, helping to limit damage.About five per cent of those being treated are able to eradicate the virus from their bodies, but the rest must take the drugs for the remainder of their lives, he said.— Follow @SherylUbelacker on Twitter.last_img read more

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