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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Jordan, Thailand to send medical teams to Japan

Jordan and Thailand will deploy medical teams to the calamity affected areas in northeastern Japan, said the Foreign Ministry on Friday.
During their three-week stay that will start on Monday, Jordan’s four-member medical team that includes vascular surgeons and ultrasound engineers will stay at temporary centers in the heavily-hit Fukushima Prefecture to examine patients if they have developed blood clots, Deutsche Presse Agentur reported.
Upon the request of the Japanese government, Thailand will send two medical teams consisting of a pediatrician and a nurse each team to Fukushima, according to Public Health Minister Jurin Laksanavisit, MCOT News said.
The teams coming from Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health will help the troubled victims of the 11 March earthquake and tsunami. The first team will be dispatched on 5-21 May while the second team will service from 19 May until 4 June.
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Japan's agriculture ministry said Friday that Thailand will resume its importation of its beef that was suspended because of last April's foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Miyazaki Prefecture, BBC said.
Yes, folks, it’s not due to the feared leakage of radioactive materials from Fukushima Prefecture which is far from Miyazaki Prefecture that is located in the southern Kyushu Island.
But it may not be easy to resume exportation to the Southeast Asian country because Bangkok is asking Tōkyō for certificates that will tell the origin of the meat due to radiation concerns brought about by the twin calamities.
As well, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and the UAE will resume importation of Japanese food products after they similarly imposed restrictions due to FMD, a viral livestock illness that is characterized by fever, appearance of blisters in the oral cavity and extremities and cause lameness and death of the infected animal.

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