Approximately 30 of dengue patients are children

Approximately 30% of dengue patients are children between the years of 5 -19 years, according to the National Dengue Control Unit of the Ministry of Health (MoH).Sri Lanka is reporting an increased number of dengue cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said today. 301 deaths from dengue have been reported from the MoH for the year 2017. From 1 January to 28 July 2017, the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Sri Lanka reported 110 372 cases of dengue. WHO presented an intensified strategic and operational plan to rapidly reduce dengue morbidity and mortality in Sri Lanka. The Plan was accepted by the Minister of Health.The Entomologist and Technical Officer deployed by WHO SEARO have conducted trainings for entomologists and public health inspectors in vector control. A media workshop was held by WHO, MOH and UNICEF on 27 July to seek the continued support of the media in spreading awareness on the importance of vector control and personal protection in curtailing the spread of dengue.Approximately 44.5% of cases and 53% of deaths were reported from the Western province. The most affected areas are the Colombo district (23 574 cases) followed by Gampaha (19 046), Ratnapura (6583), Kalutara (6525) and Kandy (6475).The highest numbers of dengue cases thus far were reported during June 30, 2017 – July 7, 2017. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 27, 2012 5:21 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,338.85 up 105.99 points):Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX:TXG). Miner. Up six cents, or three per cent, at $2.06 on 8,157,488 shares. The gold sector led the advancers on the main index, climbing 2.14 per cent to 348.58 points, buoyed a jump in the bullion price which closed at a seven-month high. The December gold contract rose US$26.90 to $1,780.50 an ounce at the New York Mercantile Exchange.Research In Motion (TSX:RIM). Wireless technology. Up eight cents, or 1.16 per cent, at $6.96 on 4,587,932 shares. The Waterloo, Ont.-based company announced after markets closed that it had a loss of US$235 million or 45 cents per share in the second quarter, which reversed year-earlier profits of $329 million or 63 cents per share. Revenue dropped to $2.87 billion from $4.17 billion.Viterra Inc. (TSXV:VT). Grain handler. Down two cents, or 0.12 per cent, at $16.07 on 4,503,983 shares. On Wednesday, the Calgary-based company and Glencore International extended the deadline for closing the Swiss commodity giant’s friendly, $6.1-billion takeover deal of Viterra to wait for a Chinese regulator to complete its review.Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Bank. Up 67 cents, or 1.24 per cent, at $54.75 on 4,482,293 shares. The financial sector finished the day at 181.46 points, up 1.42 points or 0.79 per cent.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 26 cents, or 2.69 per cent, aqt $9.91 on 4,398,409 shares.Sulliden Gold Corp. (TSX:SUE). Miner. Down a penny, or 0.85 per cent, at $1.16 on 4,207,276 shares. The Toronto-based miner stock closed lower for a second day in a row. Sulliden announced Wednesday results of a feasibility study at its Shahuindo property, which has gold and silver deposits, in Peru.TSX Venture Exchange (1,322.31 up 15.45 points):Woulfe Mining Corp. (TSXV:WOF). Mine exploration and development. Down half a cent, or 1.61 per cent, at 30.5 cents on 7,419,941 shares. The Vancouver-based company announced assay results from its Sangdong property in South Korea.Pinecrest Energy Inc. (TSXV:PRY). Oil and gas exploration and development. Unchanged at $1.70 on 4,573,853 shares.Companies reporting major news:Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR). Railway. Up six cents, or 0.07 per cent, at $87.49 on 744,985 shares. Canada’s biggest railway company is testing two natural gas-fired locomotives in Alberta’s oilsands region to see if it’s feasible to switch from diesel to a fuel that’s cheap, plentiful and relatively clean.QLT Inc. (TSX:QLT). Eye drug developer. Down three cents, 0.39 per cent, at $7.70 on 10,050 shares. The Vancouver-based company said it will buy back up to 3.4 million of its shares over the next year to return $100 million of capital to shareholders. read more