Two sent to hospital following plow truck involved crash in Oneonta

first_imgIt is unknown what the current conditions of the people are or what caused the crash. The fire department says that one of the patients was heavily entrapped in the vehicle and they say that they took 20 minutes to remove the person from the vehicle. ONEONTA (WBNG)- A pickup truck crashed into a plow truck on Sunday night in Oneonta causing two people to be sent to the hospital. The crash happened around 9 p.m. between exits 13 and 14 causing the left lane of the highway to be closed. The EMS crew then immediately jumped into action to care for the two people on the scene.center_img According to the Oneonta fire department, the crash was first noticed by the Sidney EMS who was traveling through the area after dropping off a patient at a local hospital. Stay with 12 News for further updates. Both people were transported to area trauma centers by both the Oneonta and Sidney ambulances. last_img read more

Dengue fever cases still on the rise despite seasonal change in some regions

first_imgThe COVID-19 epidemic has not slowed the onset of the seasonal dengue fever across the country, the Health Ministry has said, with 70,418 cases and 458 disease-related deaths recorded as of Thursday.The official tally increased from 34,451 cases and 212 deaths in March.However, the ministry also said that the number of dengue cases recorded between Jan. 1 and July 1 this year was lower than that in the same period in 2019, when 105,222 cases and 727 deaths were logged. Still, this year’s figure is higher than that of 2018 in the same period, which saw 21,861 cases and 158 deaths by dengue.Cases of dengue fever, which is primarily spread through mosquito bites, usually increases during the rainy season. The country has been battling dengue fever since early this year, at a time when state resources have been spent on curbing the COVID-19 outbreak. The similarities between dengue fever and COVID-19 symptoms have also complicated efforts to mitigate the annual spike in cases.Read also: Blood shortage common in Ramadan, but COVID-19 makes matters worse: PMI In a recent press statement, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said that while 51.2 percent of the country had entered the dry season, the rest of the archipelago was expected to experience prolonged rain for the next two to four months.The agency said cities and other areas experiencing a drawn out rainy season “must take extra caution over the risk of dengue fever disease”, even though the intensity of rain is expected to decrease over time.Most of the cases were found in West Java, which recorded 10,485 cases, followed by Bali (8,930) and East Java (5,781). However, the Health Ministry said no region had yet to declare a dengue emergency.Read also: Dengue fever kills more than COVID-19 in Central JavaContacted on Thursday, West Java Health Agency head Berli Hamdani said there were at least 95 people in West Java who had died from dengue fever this year.And although they have sufficient health facilities to anticipate more patients, Berli said it was a challenge to spray insecticide with fogging machines in a number of areas and communities, especially in the midst of the epidemic. Fogging is one effective method of exterminating the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of the dengue virus.“Many people are staying in their houses during quarantine so it’s challenging to conduct ‘focus fogging’ to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds in some areas. […] We can’t do any fogging where there are people because of the dangers of insecticide,” Berli told The Jakarta Post.Another possible hurdle the agency found was that people were still worried about seeking out medical assistance at hospitals over fears they might be exposed to COVID-19. “It causes delayed efforts to seek medical attention,” he said.The ministry’s director for vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, said prevention was still the best way to fight dengue.Read also: Poor prevention measures lead to dengue outbreak in SikkaShe encouraged communities to stay alert on the dangers of dengue fever, employ larvicides where necessary and use the state-sponsored triple action method of draining, covering and burying any containers that can hold water. Mosquitoes lay eggs near water.“If you catch a fever and it doesn’t get better after three days or you experience some kind of bleeding – red spots on the skin, bleeding gums or nose bleed – don’t hesitate to get checked out at the nearest health facility,” Siti told the Post on Thursday.She stressed that people should not be afraid to visit health facilities, which were safer now than most other places because they usually had screening systems to separate non-COVID-19 and COVID-19 patients.“It’s better to check whether you have dengue fever as soon as possible, because it might get worse if you’re too late,” she insists.Read also: Frequently asked questions about dengue feverMulya Rahma Karyanti, an expert on infections and tropical pediatrics at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital in Jakarta, reiterated in a press conference with the National Disaster and Mitigation Agency on June 22 that Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were daytime feeders, with peak feeding occurring in the morning and in the evening before dusk.“They like to bite between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. when our children are studying. […] and [before] maghrib [dusk] prayer between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.,” Mulya said.Topics :last_img read more

Marine Energy Wales Releases State of Sector Report

first_imgMarine Energy Wales has released a new report at its annual conference, revealing that £96.2 million has been invested into the Welsh economy.The new ‘State of the Sector’ report outlines findings from a survey carried out by the Welsh industry body, and provides an update on a previous report published in 2017, outlining developments taking place in Welsh waters.The report covers wave, tidal stream and tidal range sectors across Wales and demonstrates that marine energy is fast becoming a dynamic and exciting part of the Welsh economy.The report finds that there has been an increase of £27.9 million worth of investment in Wales over the last 2 years, a £50.8 million increase since 2015. The sector is playing a vital role in attracting inward investment for Wales, and is spurring low carbon, economic growth in coastal regions across the country.There are currently 16 marine energy developers actively progressing projects in Wales and strategic developments are taking place across the country to ensure that infrastructure, testing and demonstration facilities are in place to support the sector.Wales has the potential to establish an early mover advantage in an export market worth an estimated £76 billion by 2050, exporting marine energy technologies, skills, knowledge and intellectual property across the globe. The Welsh supply chain has the capability and ambition to deliver marine energy projects, and the sector is providing diversification opportunities to encourage supply chain resilience, Marine Energy Wales wrote.First Minister, Mark Drakeford, said: “Wales’ natural resources place us in a unique position to harness the significant potential of marine energy. This report clearly demonstrates how the sector is already bringing wide-ranging economic and environmental benefits.“I’m pleased Welsh Government support has resulted in international inward investment for marine energy projects, ensuring sustainable economic opportunities in coastal areas of Wales.“Wales has the potential to achieve even more and I am frustrated at the missed opportunities caused by the UK Government’s wilful disinterest in the development of marine energy projects in Wales. We continue to press it to rethink its energy policy to allow Wales to provide the mix of renewable energy required to benefit our communities.”David Jones, project director of Marine Energy Wales added: “This report clearly demonstrates the positive impacts marine energy is having in Wales, particularly in coastal regions such as Anglesey and Pembrokeshire that are most in need of economic regeneration. It is pleasing to see that Wales is playing an important role in keeping the UK at the forefront of this global low carbon innovative sector.”last_img read more