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5,000 heart-valve patients in Scotland have been warned that
bypass machines used in operations may have been contaminated
but Health Protection Scotland say the risk of infection is very low.
Here's our health correspondent, Lisa Summers.
This is in response to a UK-wide alert that has been in place
What has happened is that there is believed to be a link
between the bacteria mycobacterium chimaera
and the type of device used to heat up cold blood during certain types
This device is absolutely essential for this type of surgery, and it's
thought that perhaps the equipment may have become contaminated.
Around 5,000 people in Scotland have received these letters.
They have gone to people who had their valve repaired or replaced.
The consequences of not taking any action are clearly very serious,
Across the UK, 26 cases have been identified,
and, out of that, 15 patients have died.
Since then, measures have been taken to improve
Health Protection Scotland say that anybody who might start
experiencing symptoms - they could start as flu-like
symptoms or weight loss or night sweats -
should contact their doctor as as soon as possible.
It can lie dormant in a body for five to six years.
They say that, although the risk is low, you should contact
the GP as soon as possible if you have any symptoms.
Police have revealed that one of the men stabbed in Glasgow city
centre yesterday was deliberately targeted by his attacker.
The 33-year-old, who carried out the assault,
It's emerged that a third man was also injured,
The incident has been referred to the Police Investigations
Interpol has issued an international alert for a Scottish teacher
over the murder of a colleague in Myanmar.
Harris Binotti left the country, also known as Burma,
in November last year, after the death of English teacher
Mr Binotti, who's originally from Dumfries, took a flight
to Thailand a day before Mr Ferguson's body
Detectives investigating the alleged rape of a man in Dumfries last
weekend say they're now satisfied that no crime took place.
Specialist investigating officers had been reviewing CCTV and taking
statements from witnesses, after the alleged assault
in the town's Brooms Road in the early hours of Sunday.
But now they say they're no longer looking for a male suspect,
who was reported to have attacked the victim.
Free-range egg producers in Scotland are beginning
to release their birds from barns, where they've been
The industry took the decision to house the hens, after bird flu
forced some farmers in England to impose tight restrictions.
Our rural affairs correspondent Kevin Keane reports.
These are free-range hens which haven't been
Since bird flu arrived in December, they have been inside barns.
It's not the Government that has forced this restriction.
High-risk zones were designated in some parts of England,
The industry on both sides of the border responded as one.
They have had the upset of being shut in but they are surviving and
have coped very well. Extra bio-security measures might be
necessary, with additional feed I think it's been probably
as difficult as I expected, but more than 50% of the UK eggs
produced are free-range eggs, so we have to protect
consumer demand, Normally, if you were standing,
the hens would be coming and coming from the shed through these hatches,
giving them a free range Also things like this to try to keep
them stimulated. Since this ban has been introduced,
all of this has been out of bounds. The hens here produced thousands of
eggs every day and all of these are destined for the UK's biggest
supermarkets. Being housed indoors,
consumers have had to be told that they are no longer
technically free-range. The preventions we all have in place
expire on the 30th of April. We are looking now at
the populations of wild birds to see These birds will now be reintroduced
gradually to the outside world. Ministers will decide
whether the extra bio-security This will be decided in the coming
weeks. Four youths, who tied a metal ladder
to railway tracks in West Lothian, Officers said the consequences
could have been "catastrophic" when an Edinburgh train ran over it
at Livingston North station. The youths remained
at the scene to watch, A lorry driver had a narrow escape,
after crashing in darkness, only feet from the edge of
Loch Lomond. The vehicle went down
the embankment on the A82 south of Arrochar in the early hours
of Friday morning. Police Scotland said
the driver was not injured, but one lane of the road has been
closed, causing major tailbacks. The police have warned the public
not to approach an inmate, who's failed to return
to Scotland's open prison. 54-year-old Frederick Boyd had been
on home leave in Glasgow He's believed to have
connections to the Clydebank, The Scottish cyclist,
Katie Archibald, has won gold at the Track Cycling World
Championships in Hong Kong. Her victory in the women's omnium
gave Britain its first gold The 23-year-old from Milngavie
succeeds Laura Kenny Katie was part of the winning
Olympic team in Rio, but she admits that individual
success was a different feeling. It is odd to celebrate by yourself
and it feels lonely but looking for to going back to the Hotel... I am
feeling pain primarily, but I am happy to have pulled it off. That
was a bumpy race and I thought I had lost it in the middle. Chasing and
chasing and being attacked... I got back on in the end and pulled it out
of the bag. Let's see what we can expect from
the weather, is that a rainbow? Easter weekend is upon us and while
we cannot guarantee it will be dry, we are not expecting a washed out.
This evening and tonight, it will bring further showers, heaviest and
most frequent across the North West and Northern Isles. Perhaps Hill and
the odd rumble of thunder in the mix. The wind increasing all the
while from the north-west. Touching gale force across the Western Isles,
towards Orkney and perhaps some coasts. Viewers showers are crossed
eastern and southern, and three or five Celsius for most of us, but in
some sheltered clearer parts, around freezing. Into tomorrow, and another
day of sunshine and showers. Heaviest and most frequent across
the North and the Northern Isles, during tomorrow morning. Being
the North and the Northern Isles, driven in fresh to strong
north-westerly winds, and these will gradually ease through the day.
Tomorrow afternoon in more detail, across much of southern, central and
eastern Scotland, expect dry and bright weather with sunshine until
the afternoon, and a scattering of showers. In the sheltered east, not
too bad in the sunshine. Across much of the North, quite a chilly feel
with brisk winds, temperatures struggling. Some of these showers
may well still be on the potent side during tomorrow afternoon. Into the
evening, a lot of dry weather, brightness and sunshine, and a
scattering of showers continuing across the North. Towards Easter
Sunday, a degree of uncertainty. At this stage, expecting rain across
the west coast and central and southern areas, gradually clearing.
The driest and brightest conditions across the North, with one or two
showers, but a cold feel, with North and north-westerly winds. By Easter
Monday, a ridge of high pressure/ largely dry conditions with some
sunshine, if the wintry showers from the North but still feeling chilly.
At the forecast. That is Reporting Scotland. Our next
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