Human H5N1 cases reported in Laos, Egypt, China

first_imgFeb 28, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday confirmed Laos’ first human case of H5N1 avian influenza, involving a 15-year-old girl from Vientiane, and Egypt and China also have reported new cases.The Laotian girl fell ill Feb 10 and was hospitalized in Vientiane with fever and respiratory symptoms on Feb 15, the WHO said. She was transferred 2 days later to a public hospital in Nongkhai, Thailand, where she was in stable condition.Last week officials from Thailand, Laos, and the WHO investigated the girl’s village and districts where poultry had died, the WHO report said. The patient’s close contacts were being monitored daily, and adults have been given oseltamivir; all remained healthy, the agency said.Samples obtained by Lao epidemiologists and Thai clinicians were submitted to the National Institute of Health in Thailand, where they tested positive for H5N1 avian influenza, the WHO said. The country has reported sporadic bird outbreaks since 2004; the most recent one involved ducks at two locations in Vientiane prefecture.Elsewhere, Egypt’s health ministry announced yesterday that a 4-year-old girl from the Nile delta province of Daqahliya, about 75 miles northeast of Cairo, had tested positive for H5N1 avian flu, the Associated Press (AP) reported today.Health ministry spokesman Abdul Rahman Shahin said the girl was in stable condition in a Cairo hospital, where she was admitted yesterday with fever and tested positive for the H5N1 virus, the AP reported. If her case is confirmed by the WHO, she will be listed as Egypt’s 23rd case-patient and the country’s fifth patient this year.Two days ago, Egyptian officials denied a report from the Middle East News Agency (MENA), the country’s state news agency, that a 31-year-old woman from the Nile Delta town of Beheira had tested positive for avian flu. The denial was reported Feb 26 by Reuters.Amr Qandil, director of communicable diseases at Egypt’s health ministry, told Reuters the report wasn’t true. “I do not know where they got this information,” he said.The MENA report said the woman, who raised chickens at home, was hospitalized in Damanhour, but was transferred to a hospital in Alexandria when her condition deteriorated, according to Reuters.In China today, officials confirmed that a 44-year-old woman, a farmer from Fujian province, tested positive for avian flu, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported. According to a report released by China’s Department of Health to Hong Kong’s Government Information Service, the woman developed fever and a cough 10 days ago, AFP reported. Tests conducted by the China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention were positive for the H5N1 virus.The woman’s case is China’s first in 7 weeks and will raise the country’s official count to 23 if confirmed by the WHO.In other avian flu news, Myanmar reported that the H5N1 virus killed poultry at a farm about 5 miles from Rangoon, the country’s largest city, according to a report submitted to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) today.The outbreak began 2 days ago, killing 68 of 1,360 layer chickens, ducks, and pullets, and officials attributed the outbreak to poor biosecurity on the farm, the report said. The remaining birds were destroyed, and authorities instituted several control measures including limiting poultry movement within the country, screening poultry, and disinfecting the affected area.Myanmar’s last poultry outbreak was reported in April 2006.See also:Feb 27 WHO statementOIE reports on Myanmar outbreaklast_img read more

Man Utd considering Monaco striker ahead of Osimhen

first_img Loading… Promoted Content8 Most Beautiful Modern Chinese ActressesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWorld’s Most Famous Ceilings That Are Actually Works Of ArtWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Dystopian Movie Worlds You’d Never Want To Live In10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPeople Born In The 90-s Know What It Is8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Before this season was ended prematurely in France he had notched 19 goals in 30 games and would have played a big role in France’s squad for Euro 2020. The report adds that Ben Yedder could be available for as little as £40m after Monaco failed to qualify for European football, a price that would represent a bargain in today’s inflated market. However, he is not the only attacking player on United’s radar ahead of what could be a busy summer of ins and outs at Old Trafford. Osimhen is also of great interest to the Red Devils, although the Lille star is also a transfer target for Liverpool, Chelsea and now Newcastle. And long-time target Moussa Dembele is still under consideration after scoring 16 goals for Lyon this season. Meanwhile, United are reportedly close to completing the signing of highly-rated Sunderland striker Joe Hugill, beating Tottenham and Arsenal to the youngster. read also:Don’t look any further, Enyeama urges Osimhen to remain with Lille The north London duo, along with the likes of Wolves and Leeds, have all expressed a strong interest in landing the 16-year-old this summer, but the Manchester Evening News claims that United are poised to sign the teenager for £300,000 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Manchester United have reportedly made contact with the entourage of Monaco striker, Wissam Ben Yedder, ahead of the summer transfer window for Nigeria and Lille hitman, Victor Osimhen. Monaco’s French forward Wissam Ben Yedder  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was tipped to sign the France international frontman 12 months ago, when he was at Sevilla, but it appears the Norwegian has renewed his interest in the prolific 29-year-old. The Red Devils chief is in the market for a new central striker, after failing to replace Romelu Lukaku last summer, although the addition of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho remains his top priority. But that hasn’t stopped Solskjaer looking for a bargain option to lead the line, even though Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and loanee Odion Ighalo have all done respectable jobs through the middle this season. And Le10 Sport, as cited by the Daily Express, claims United have made contact with the entourage of Monaco hitman Ben Yedder in recent weeks. The report claims they have entered talks with Ben Yedder’s agent to ‘gauge the mood and find out whether he’d be interested in making a switch’. Ben Yedder has been prolific over the past two seasons, notching 30 goals in his final season in Spain before moving to Ligue 1 in a €40million deal last summer.last_img read more

Ronayne praises side ahead of campaign opener

first_imgShane Ronayne made his comments with the Premier on the brink of starting their 2017 Lidl National League campaign.Tipp’s opening Division 3 fixture is away to Wexford on Sunday.The boss is delighted with how the panel have applied themselves… Tipp FM will have updates on the match in Enniscorthy, which gets underway at 2 o’clock on Sunday. +last_img