Archive for August, 2014

Mopani | RunWalk For Life 5km Fun Run Entry Form


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What is EBOLA?

Ebola is a virus that attacks a persons blood system:
Ebola is what scientists call a haemorraghic fever – it operates by making its victims bleed from almost anywhere on their body. Usually victims bleed to death.

Ebola is highly contagious, being transmitted via contact with body fluids such as blood, sweat, saliva, semen or other body discharges.

Ebola is however NOT AN AIRBORNE VIRUS!

EXTREMELY deadly: About 90% of people that catch Ebola will die from it.
It’s one of the deadliest diseases in the world, killing in just a few weeks.

Untreatable(no cure): Ebola has no known treatment or cure.
Victims are usually treated for symptoms with the faint hope that they recover.

How Do I Know Someone has Ebola?
• Fever
• Headache
• Diarrhoea
• Vomiting
• Weakness
• Joint & Muscle pains
• Stomach Pain
• Lack of Appetite

Protect Yourself:
• Wash Your Hands with Soap – Do this a lot. You can also use a good hand sanitizer.
• Avoid unnecessary physical contact with people.
• Restrict yourself to food not prepared by yourself. Restrict yourself to food that you have prepared!
• Disinfect Your Surroundings – The virus cannot survive disinfectants,heat, direct sunlight,detergents and soaps.

Clean up!:
• Fumigate If you have Pests.
• Rodents can be carriers of Ebola.
• Fumigate your environment & dispose off the carcasses properly!
• Dead bodies CAN still transmit Ebola.
• Don’t touch them without protective gear or better yet avoid them altogether.

Protect Yourself:
• Use protective gear if you must care or go near someone you suspect has Ebola.

• Report any suspicious symptoms in yourself or anyone else IMMEDIATELY.

Do not delay!
Educate Everyone:
• Tell your neighbours, colleagues and domestic staff (anyone really). Basically you’re safer when everyone is educated

Kriek takes cycling events by storm after time off

Despite taking a break from cycling after a superb start to the 2014 season, Hennie Kriek, has started his comeback with a bang, recording some remarkable results in big national events.
He finished 5th overall in the 30-39 years category at the Rainbow Master World champs at the end of June, before taking a short break from cycling and recharging for the second half of the year.
Even after the time off, Kriek increased his tally of successes to 12 podium spots out of 17 races in 2014, including three first place finishes in his category, making him arguably the best rider in the Lowveld.
Recently, the super-cyclist finished second overall at the Mankele Provincial’s, before again booking second place on the podium during the 50 km Das Auto, and coming first in his category.
“After my break, I am still building up for all the upcoming events, including the Nissan Trailseeker and the Isuzu 3 Towers. I’m feeling fit, healthy and optimistic about the upcoming season,” said Kriek.
Kriek has long been representing Mopani Pharmacy and his other sponsors with aplomb, becoming one of the province’s best riders and fiercely competing against some of the country’s best in races such as the ABSA Cape Epic, where he had to heroically compete on his own after difficulties experienced by his teammate.
His decorated past and dogged determination indicate that his future will be just as successful, and Mopani Pharmacy is proud to continue support his extraordinary efforts and his mentality of a healthy lifestyle lived to its fullest.

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