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NSW Health is urging those yet to have their flu shot this year to do so now, as influenza is still spreading around NSW. Director of communicable disease Dr Vicky Sheppeard said even though we are nearing the end of winter when the risk is greatest, people can still be struck down with the flu all year round. “The flu can affect people of all age groups, even those who are fit and healthy,” Dr Sheppeard said. “Vaccination is your best protection against the bug and it's still not too late to get the jab. “There are plentiful supplies of influenza vaccine and we urge parents of children under 5 years of age, those over 65 years and others vulnerable to the flu to visit their GP as soon as possible.” The latest weekly Influenza Surveillance Report shows 4424 flu cases for the week ending August 4, down from 6126 notifications the previous week, taking the yearly total to 69,055. There have been 21 additional deaths of people aged over 25 years reported, bringing the annual total to..

NSW Health is urging those yet to have their flu shot this year to do so now, as influenza is still spreading around NSW. Director of communicable disease Dr Vicky Sheppeard said even though we are nearing the end of winter when the risk is greatest, people can still be struck down with the flu all year round. "The flu can affect people of all age groups, even those who are fit and healthy," Dr Sheppeard said. "Vaccination is your best protection against the bug and it's still not too late to get the jab. "There are plentiful supplies of influenza vaccine and we urge parents of children under 5 years of age, those over 65 years and others vulnerable to the flu to visit their GP as soon as possible." The latest weekly Influenza Surveillance Report shows 4424 flu cases for the week ending August 4, down from 6126 notifications the previous week, taking the yearly total to 69,055. There have been 21 additional deaths of people aged over 25 years reported, bringing the annual total to 127 confirmed influenza deaths. "Just like the common cold the best precautions people can take against the flu are to ensure they wash their hands thoroughly, cover their coughs and sneezes and stay home if they are unwell," Dr Sheppeard said. "We are encouraging people who are sick to stay away from elderly relatives or friends until they have recovered, as they often have chronic or complex conditions that are aggravated by influenza." Flu shots are free under the National Immunisation Program for pregnant women, people over 65 years of age, Aboriginal people and those with medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart problems.

NSW Health is urging those yet to have their flu shot this year to do so now, as influenza is still spreading around NSW.

Director of communicable disease Dr Vicky Sheppeard said even though we are nearing the end of winter when the risk is greatest, people can still be struck down with the flu all year round.

"The flu can affect people of all age groups, even those who are fit and healthy," Dr Sheppeard said.

"Vaccination is your best protection against the bug and it's still not too late to get the jab.

"There are plentiful supplies of influenza vaccine and we urge parents of children under 5 years of age, those over 65 years and others vulnerable to the flu to visit their GP as soon as possible."

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Castillo Copper directors show faith in the company by purchasing shares on market

Castillo Copper Ltd (ASX:CCZ) directors have demonstrated their faith in the company's strategy by purchasing shares on market.

Three directors have increased their holding in the company via the purchase of more than 1.45 million shares.

Castillo is advancing a three-pillar strategy to become a mid-tier copper producer.

Pillar I – Cangai Copper Mine: Plans are in place to advance this project through to bankable feasibility study;
Pillar II – Mt Oxide project: Located in the Mt Isa copperbelt with three priority targets including a sizeable massive sulphide conductor, historic deposit and mine; andRead More – Source

Castillo Copper Ltd (ASX:CCZ) directors have demonstrated their faith in the company's strategy by purchasing shares on market.

Three directors have increased their holding in the company via the purchase of more than 1.45 million shares.

Castillo is advancing a three-pillar strategy to become a mid-tier copper producer.

  • Pillar I – Cangai Copper Mine: Plans are in place to advance this project through to bankable feasibility study;
  • Pillar II – Mt Oxide project: Located in the Mt Isa copperbelt with three priority targets including a sizeable massive sulphide conductor, historic deposit and mine; andRead More – Source

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Oklo Resources hits 47 metres at 10.97 g/t gold at Dandoko in West Mali

Oklo Resources Ltd (ASX:OKU) has made an outstanding start on its 10,000-metre resource definition drilling program at the Seko prospect with a new high-grade intersection of 47 metres at 10.97 g/t gold.

The drilling program undertaken at the Dandoko Project in West Mali comprises air-core (AC), reverse circulation (RC) and diamond drilling, which is designed to result in a maiden resource estimate scheduled for completion early in Q2 2020.

At Dandoko, extensive gold anomalies have previously been outlined by auger drilling along a 12km-long gold corridor.

The potential of this corridor to host large, gold mineralised systems has been demonstrated by the recent drilling success at Seko and several other nearby prospect areas.

Managing director Simon Taylor said: “Our 2019-20 field season is off to an excellent start with the first batch of assay results providing strong indications for a new high-grade shoot developing within the lightly drill tested northern end of SK1.

“The reso..

Oklo Resources Ltd (ASX:OKU) has made an outstanding start on its 10,000-metre resource definition drilling program at the Seko prospect with a new high-grade intersection of 47 metres at 10.97 g/t gold.

The drilling program undertaken at the Dandoko Project in West Mali comprises air-core (AC), reverse circulation (RC) and diamond drilling, which is designed to result in a maiden resource estimate scheduled for completion early in Q2 2020.

At Dandoko, extensive gold anomalies have previously been outlined by auger drilling along a 12km-long gold corridor.

The potential of this corridor to host large, gold mineralised systems has been demonstrated by the recent drilling success at Seko and several other nearby prospect areas.

Managing director Simon Taylor said: “Our 2019-20 field season is off to an excellent start with the first batch of assay results providing strong indications for a new high-grade shoot developing within the lightly drill tested northern end of SK1.

“The resource definition drilling program is progressing well with the shallow AC component now completed and the deeper RC and diamond drilling phase expected to commence in late November.

“We look forward to reporting the remaining AC assay results and commencing the deeper drilling on what is shaping up to be an exciting period for the company in advance of its maiden mineral resource estimate.”

Seko drilling

Seko comprises five coherent auger gold trends (SK1-5) with a combined strike length of about 7 kilometres.

The current program is focusing on infill drilling and closing off areas of near-surface mineralisation at Seko anomalies SK1-5 and surrounding areas in advanceRead More – Source

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Meteoric Resources raises $7 million to accelerate Brazilian gold exploration

Meteoric Resources NL (ASX:MEI) has received a show of support from existing shareholders along with leading institutional investors who have committed to a placement, raising $7 million.

These funds will allow the company to accelerate exploration at the Juruena and Novo Astro gold projects in the highly prospective Alta Floresta Gold Belt in state of Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Meteoric is completing maiden drill programs at both projects, which are just 30 kilometres apart.

“True testament” to prospectivity
Managing director Dr Andrew Tunks said, “The support we have received from existing and new shareholders for Meteorics Brazilian portfolio of gold assets is a true testament to the sheer prospectivity that exists at both Novo Astro and Juruena.

“As a Board, we are delighted with how our initial exploration of both projects has progressed since acquisition in March of this year and this $7 million placement, which follows the $2.7 million in August, puts us in good stead to accelerat..

Meteoric Resources NL (ASX:MEI) has received a show of support from existing shareholders along with leading institutional investors who have committed to a placement, raising $7 million.

These funds will allow the company to accelerate exploration at the Juruena and Novo Astro gold projects in the highly prospective Alta Floresta Gold Belt in state of Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Meteoric is completing maiden drill programs at both projects, which are just 30 kilometres apart.

“True testament” to prospectivity

Managing director Dr Andrew Tunks said, “The support we have received from existing and new shareholders for Meteorics Brazilian portfolio of gold assets is a true testament to the sheer prospectivity that exists at both Novo Astro and Juruena.

“As a Board, we are delighted with how our initial exploration of both projects has progressed since acquisition in March of this year and this $7 million placement, which follows the $2.7 million in August, puts us in good stead to accelerate exploration at both our key projects.

“We welcome our new shareholders to the register and thank our existing shareholders for their ongoing support and I look forward to a fruitful 2020 ahead for Meteoric and its shareholders.”

Additional drilling

The placement will see 140 million new shares issued to sophisticated and professional investors at 5 cents per share.

Meteoric intends to accelerate the Brazilian exploration programs including:

  • 5,000 metres of diamond drilling at Juruena to expand known resources and test additional targets;
  • 3,000 metres of diamond drilling at Novo Astro testing under known artisanal open cast mines;
  • 20,000 metres of percussion/aircore drilling at Novo Astro to define the scale of the mineralised system outside historical mining areas; and
  • Expand the proposed geophysical programs at Novo Astro and Juruena.

Tunks said, “Following on from the completion next month of the 26 hole, 4,500-metre initial drilling program at Juruena, it is our intention to evaluate our program and plan for the next season of drilling.

“It is anticipated that the new drilling will focus on expanding the known mineralisation at depth at Dona Maria and along strike at Tomate.”

Look at under-drilled targets

He said, “Additionally, we will look at several other undRead More – Source

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