NL Associates News for January 2012

February 6, 2012

New for 2012 Professor Lightfoot has had a great start to 2012, visiting Brussels for an important meeting with the Kangaroo Group in the European Parliament, receiving an honorary fellowship from Chatham House and developing a number of new information services, which NL Associates will launch later this month.   His motto has always been […]

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Risk Assessment: Anthrax found in Hyderabad’s Water Supply

January 17, 2012

This is a new report from Hyderabad in India of the occurrence of Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes anthrax, in samples taken by students from drinking water sources: http://bit.ly/yUBEr8 The explanation given is that the waters have been contaminated from dead infected animals. These results need to be confirmed by a reference laboratory. A boil […]

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Providing Independent Expert Advice

December 23, 2011

Clients turn to NL Associates when they have an emerging public health issue on their hands. This could be an obvious outbreak situation or an incident that may contain potential health risks. Whatever the specifics of the case, an independent assessment of any potentially hazardous situation is vital. NL Associates provides you with the expert […]

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Global Risk Update

November 28, 2011

When is flu going to hit the northern hemisphere? What’s happening with Chinese food safety? Should I be worried about recent press reports about bird flu experiments? We answer all these questions and more in our weekly Global Risk Update: Global Risk Update – November 28 2011.

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Real World Scenarios in WASHINGTON

November 18, 2011

Professor Lightfoot recently visited the US to attend meetings on international cooperation and risk management – with particular focus on the design and execution of emergency response exercises. Working with Emergent BioSolutions, Professor Lightfoot discussed the planning of a bio-terrorism scenario, to be played by top European officials and MEPs, with a view to identifying […]

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Bringing Experts Together in JAPAN

November 18, 2011

At the start of November Professor Lightfoot spent a week in Tokyo and attended meetings hosted by the Japanese government, drawing together experts in risk management from several nations. Professor Lightfoot was happy to see Japan back to normal, although the road to recovery has been tough and there are still difficulties in the Fukushima […]

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Collaboration and Communication in STOCKHOLM

November 18, 2011

In October Professor Lightfoot travelled to Sweden to speak at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Sponsored by Europol (www.europol.europa.eu), the ECDC workshop ran for three days and focused on issues of European inter-agency cooperation in the field of CBRN (Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear) response. Professor Lightfoot presented an analysis of international […]

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Global Risk Update

November 10, 2011

Here’s our summary of public health issues from around the world last week: Global Risk Update – November 7 2011.

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Weekly Global Risk Update

October 24, 2011

NL Associates provides regular news alerts and risk assessments of emerging public health threats. We keep a constant watch on global events. We use sophisticated search tools to identify potential issues that may cause a threat to human health. As part of this activity we regularly summarise stories of interest from around the world. Here’s […]

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Risk Assessment: Avian Influenza in Indonesia; Status as at 21 October 2011

October 21, 2011

NL Associates is currently tracking a rise in the number and frequency of reports of suspected human cases of avian influenza (AI) in Indonesia. Two weeks ago we received reports of 2 suspected cases of AI in Bali. Both cases were fatal and confirmed to be AI. This week we received reports of 5 suspected cases […]

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