More human H5N1 cases reported in Turkey, Indonesia

first_imgJan 17, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – More cases of human illness and death were laid at the door of the H5N1 virus in Turkey and Indonesia today.The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday confirmed the death from H5N1 of a 5-year-old boy from Dogubayazit district in Turkey’s eastern Agri province. His 14-year-old sister had died on Jan 15, and results on Monday confirmed her death was from H5N1.The WHO’s situation update says the newly confirmed human cases bring the total in Turkey to 20, of which 4 have been fatal. The agency has not adjusted its case-count chart to reflect those numbers, pending confirmation by a WHO partner laboratory in the United Kingdom.The agency’s update emphasized that to date all human H5N1 infections followed “direct exposure to diseased poultry.” WHO noted that in the most recent case described above, the children fell ill after slaughtering a duck from their home flock. Ducks in that flock had begun dying Jan 1, WHO said.Late this afternoon, an Associated Press (AP) report from Ankara said initial tests on another child showed H5N1 infection, which if confirmed would bring the number of human cases in Turkey to 21. The child is from Dogubayazit and is hospitalized in the eastern city of Erzurum, a health ministry official told the AP.Also in Ankara today, a WHO official said Turkey’s outbreak has a lower case-fatality rate than outbreaks in Southeast Asia, according to a story by the United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) news.”Turkey is seeing a fatality rate of 20 percent, which is lower than the fatality rate observed in Asia, which was around 58 percent,” Cristiana Salvi, a WHO spokeswoman in Turkey, told IRIN. But she added a caveat: “There could be other factors which we are investigating as a lot of cases are still in hospital.”Cases reported in Indonesian siblingsInIndonesia, local tests confirmed that a 13-year-old girl’s death Jan 14 in Indramayu, West Java, was due to H5N1 infection, according to a Reuters story from the online edition of The Jakarta Post. Her 3-year-old brother, who died today, was also being tested, as was a surviving sister, Reuters reported. The boy’s initial test was positive, but a subsequent local test was inconclusive, an Indonesian health ministry official told Reuters.A Hong Kong laboratory has also confirmed local test results showing that a 29-year-old woman who died Jan 11 at Sulianti Saroso Hospital in Jakarta had avian flu, The Jakarta Post reported today. Her death raised the number of human H5N1 deaths in Indonesia to 13, with 20 total cases, the newspaper said. A WHO update on Jan 14 confirmed the 29-year-old’s cause of death and said her case brought the total in Indonesia to 17, with 12 fatalities.The WHO described the woman as a midwife at a maternity ward in a Jakarta hospital, but said it was unlikely that she became infected on the job. Instead, WHO is investigating her neighborhood and a live-bird market she visited days before she fell sick. Contact tracing has not shown any evidence that the woman infected other people, WHO noted.Turkey’s poultry surveillance criticizedA nine-page report from Turkish authorities to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), dated today, indicates that two of Turkey’s poultry outbreaks began Nov 25 and 29, 2005. However, reports from Turkey to the OIE on Dec 8, 2005, do not reflect those outbreaks.A report by Bloomberg News today describes a “second wave” of poultry outbreaks that weren’t reported to OIE for more than 3 weeks.”We think that the condition of veterinary infrastructure in eastern Turkey led to this delay on the information,” Bernard Vallat, director-general of the OIE, told Bloomberg from Beijing today. “To manage avian flu in animals, time is a crucial point because if a country is in a position to have a rapid response within two days, the cost of the management is very low, compared with a delay of three or four days. The spread of the disease is exponential, which is why time is crucial.”See also:Jan 16 WHO updatehttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_01_16/en/index.htmlJan 14 WHO updatehttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_01_14/en/index.htmlTurkey’s outbreak report to OIEhttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/Turkey%20Follow-up%20report%2020060117.pdflast_img read more

Manchester United’s next season away kit leaks online

first_img Loading… The former United boss also rather famously made the players change out of their grey kit in favour of a more striking blue and white striped outfit after suggesting the players could not see each other in the Southampton sunshine. Ferguson made the decision with his side 3-0 down at half-time against the Saints thanks to goals from Ken Monkou, Neil Shipperly and Matt Le Tissier. But the change failed to inspire a heroic comeback despite Ryan Giggs’ second-half strike. The FA subsequently fined the club £10,000 but now an image posted on Reddit appearing to show United’s away kit for next season slightly resembles the infamous grey kit. Read AlsoMan Utd hero ‘really pleased’ with Ighalo And the supposed new away strip has already drawn similar negative reactions from the club’s supporters. One fan tweeted: ‘A bit too grey if you ask me’, while another disliked that it does not adhere to the traditional United and colours and stated that his preference is still for a black and white second strip. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United’s away kit for the 2020/21 season has reportedly been leaked online, and it appears to resemble their infamous 1996 grey kit. Reports initially indicated that United’s change strip which, manufactured by Adidas, would be a well-defined shade of green. The colour is also officially known as ‘legacy green’ and is believed to have been used in Adidas’ latest pair of Predator boots. However, the supposed first look at next season’s away strip appears to show the kit having a shade of grey, rather than dark green, with the club badge and Adidas logo visible in orange. Manchester United next season kit leaks online amidst criticism from some fans who see it as bad omen But the shirt resembles the Umbro kit that the likes of David Beckham and Ryan Giggs wore in the 90s, and which failed to inspire success on the field for United. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side men earned just a single point from their five Premier League matches wearing the number. Promoted ContentThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The Worldlast_img read more

Cech keeping close eye on Liverpool

first_img “They have enough experience to stay up,” he said. “They enjoyed the last two years and this was a kind of strange season for them.” Swansea midfielder Leon Britton, who played a key role in his team’s battling display against Chelsea following Chico Flores’ 17th-minute sending-off, believes Liverpool will be crowned champions. “I would say Liverpool (to win the title),” he said. “They are so good going forward. “Chelsea are a very good team, very strong and hard to break down. “But the attacking players Liverpool have got and the way they score goals, you just fancy them to score a goal because they’ve got the players to do that.” Swansea go into next Saturday’s clash at Newcastle just three points above the relegation zone, having collected only nine league points from a possible 30 since Michael Laudrup was dismissed as manager in early February. “We need to stay positive because confidence is a massive, massive thing in football,” Britton added. “We will stay upbeat in the changing room. “When you go down to 10 men against Chelsea, we could have ended up losing the game 3-0 or 4-0. To lose 1-0, we’re disappointed, but we showed a good work ethic out there and we didn’t fall away. “We need to try and pick ourselves up for Newcastle. “St James’ Park is a tough place to go regardless of what form they are in. It’s difficult to know whether it’s a good time to play them. “The last two years have been good for us (at Newcastle). We drew under Brendan (Rodgers) and won 2-1 under Michael Laudrup. The record up there has been good, so hopefully we can carry that on.” One of those fixtures is against Chelsea at Anfield on April 27, with the clubs currently separated by just two points in first and second places, respectively, while Manchester City are a further five points behind Cech and company with two games in hand. While Chelsea are chasing a fourth league title in the last 10 seasons, Liverpool have not been crowned champions since 1990. Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech admits he will be interested to see how Liverpool cope with the intense pressure of chasing Barclays Premier League title glory in their final four games. “No-one expected anything from Liverpool and they are in contention and that is why they play without pressure so far, but let’s see how they are going to cope when it comes to the last hurdle,” Cech said. “They will have to jump over it and they have been doing remarkably well. We have things in our hands. We need to wait for one slip-up from Manchester City, but if we win our games we have a chance. “At the start, everyone has 38 games to have the most points and I don’t think at the end of 38 games it is a question of luck. The one who gets the most points obviously deserves to win the title, so we will see who it will be. “It is great to put ourselves in a situation where we know we have a chance. So we will go for it. If we win all of our games, right at the end we will be in contention.” Chelsea’s title run-in will be punctuated by two legs of a Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid, with the second game scheduled for three days after they face Liverpool. “We have two huge games in the Champions League and there will be a little bit of congestion, and that is the way that it is,” Cech added. “It is always good to be in a position where you play for everything during April and May. It is why it is so exciting.” Cech, meanwhile, has backed Swansea to preserve their top-flight status after Demba Ba’s second-half strike gave Chelsea a 1-0 win at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday. Press Associationlast_img read more

Girls soccer Warriors, Northstars continue struggles

first_imgC-NS would get its own match against F-M 24 hours later, and it would prove even more lopsided as the Hornets had four goals by halftime and kept on going until it had beat the Northstars 7-0.The tough part for C-NS was figuring out which Hornets forward to contain. It couldn’t focus on Knych, who still had one goal and one assist, since Hodge and Lauren Clark both had two goals. TenEyck and Lindsay Coleman also found the net.Now Liverpool had to turn around and face Baldwinsville on Thursday night. When they first met, Hannah Mimas scored four straight goals in the second half to break up a scoreless duel as B’ville eventually prevailed 5-1. Overall, the Warriors did a better job on the defensive side in the rematch at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, but still lost, 2-0, twice victimized by Mimas, who converted off a feed from Simone Neivel late in the first half and then did so again midway through the second half, redirecting Neivel’s free kick.Then, in Saturday’s game against Christian Brothers Academy at Alibrandi Stadium, Liverpool played a scoreless first half and then converted in the second half thanks to Abby Brancato’s goal.Yet it still wasn’t enough as the Brothers prevailed 2-1, overcoming Burns’ four saves thanks to a pair of goals by Kennedy Paciaga as CBA netminder Emily Jones recorded seven saves.Meanwhile, C-NS was at Chittenango, who had started 7-0 before taking defeats to Westhill and Marcellus earlier in the week. And the Northstars would continue the Bears’ slide, prevailing by a 3-2 margin.Constant pressure forced Chittenango goalie Cassidy Kelly to make 20 saves. But C-NS saw Madelyn Jackson put in a pair of goals, with Juliana Marullo also finding the net, to offset goals by the Bears’ Madison Wagner and Sarah Martin.After a game Sunday against Athens (Pennsylvania), C-NS would have tests at Baldwinsville and Marcellus this week as Liverpool goes to West Genesee Saturday and hosts Rome Free Academy on Saturday. After a crowded week of girls soccer that included Cicero-North Syracuse defeating Liverpool head-to-head Sept. 19 at Archie Hall Stadium, things got a bit less crowded.The Warriors were back in action last Tuesday night, hosting defending sectional Class AA champion Fayetteville-Manlius, and could not contain the Hornets’ Hannah Knych in a 4-0 defeat.Three times, Knych found the net to earn a hat trick. Morgan Goodman had the other goal, with assists credited to Anna Hartzheim, Chloe Hodge, Sophia TenEyck and Lauren Farrella. Liverpool goalie Mikayla Perry finished with 10 saves. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: C-NSgirls soccerliverpoollast_img read more