E. coli education

first_imgWhen 16 Chatham County 4-H’ers noticed an outbreak of E. coli cases in their community, they immediately sprung into action. Their 4-H club partnered with the Chatham County Metropolitan Planning Commission, Savannah’s Environmental Planning Department, the Department of Community Affairs and local elected officials to organize and implement a program addressing E. coli in the county’s waterways.The youths spent two years perfecting an outreach program called “E. coli Stinks!” The project was the brainchild of Chatham County 4-H’ers whom attended the Georgia Youth Summit. The summit is a statewide program sponsored by Georgia 4-H and the Department of Community Affairs as part of the Georgia Rural Development Council’s Youth Leadership Initiative. It encourages teams of 4-H’ers to recognize an issue in their community and address it. The county teams are eligible for competitive mini-grants to fund their programs.The Chatham County 4-H’ers interviewed and surveyed 207 families with septic tanks in preparation for “E. coli Stinks!””We have problem areas that have septic tanks. People think that you can move into houses with septic tanks and not have to maintain them,” said Chatham County 4-H Agent Trish West.The 4-H’ers also developed post follow-up surveys for the families, attended three Savannah City Council meetings to raise awareness for their project and developed seven educational models that were viewed by more than 14,000 residents at local events. They created a public service announcement that currently airs on local television stations. The post survey revealed approximately 85 percent of the families were more aware of septic tank safety and the dangers of E. coli, and 75 percent pledged to do more septic tank maintenance. Based on this data and the youths’ project, the Metropolitan Planning Commission is seeking official regulations and compliances for septic tank owners.To view the “E. coli Stinks!” PSA visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzHn8cibjVk.last_img read more

As of September 1, Hungary is closing its borders to foreign nationals, and Hungarians have to go into self-isolation

first_imgAlthough foreign nationals are generally not allowed to enter Hungary from 1 September, there are exceptions, such as business trips between affiliated companies, business and diplomatic trips, military convoys, humanitarian workers and the like. Following an increase in the number of people infected with the coronavirus, the Hungarian government decided to close its borders to foreigners. Hungary will close its borders on September 1st, a decision made after Hungarian Minister in charge of the Prime Minister’s Office, Gergely Gulyas, told a news conference that most of those infected came from abroad. Coronavirus in Hungary is on the rise and this is the main reason for closing the border to foreigners, and Hungarians returning from abroad will have to go into self-isolation from which they will be able to get out only if they have two negative tests on COVID-19.center_img According to today’s report, coronavirus infection (COVID-19) was detected in 158 new Hungarian citizens, thus increasing the number of infected persons identified in Hungary to 5.669. The number of deaths remained unchanged at 614, and 3759 have already recovered. The number of active infected persons is 1296.last_img read more