18 Nov

Avian flu crops up in Europe again

first_imgJan 24, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Hungary today announced an H5N1 avian influenza outbreak at a goose farm, signaling the first appearance of the disease in Europe this winter.A European Union (EU) statement said Hungarian authorities notified the EU of an H5N1 avian flu outbreak in Csongrad County in southeastern Hungary, Reuters reported today. The EU said veterinarians tested some geese after several deaths were reported in a 3,000-bird flock; the remaining geese were culled.Hungarian veterinary officials told Bloomberg News today they will send samples tomorrow to an EU lab in the United Kingdom to confirm the results.Appearing on public television today, chief veterinarian Miklos Suth said a surveillance zone was set up around the farm, which is in an isolated location, making spread of the disease unlikely, Bloomberg reported.Hungary’s first H5N1 outbreaks involved a handful of mute swans in Bács-Kiskun County in the south-central region in April 2006, according to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The following June, the disease was detected on several goose farms in the same county.Twenty-six nations in Europe reported their first H5N1 outbreaks in wild birds or poultry in late 2005 and early 2006, according to Bloomberg. The last previous outbreak in Europe occurred in Germany last August, according to information published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).See also:OIE animal health databasehttp://www.oie.int/wahid-prod/public.php?page=homeNov 22, 2006, FAO avian flu bulletin with chart of H5N1 outbreaks by countryhttp://www.fao.org/docs/eims/upload/217700/aidenews_nov06_no44.pdflast_img read more

16 Aug

NBA Finals 2019: Raptors move to within 1 game of championship with Game 4 win

first_img NBA Finals 2019: Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard praises team’s trust, load management Kawhi Leonard has the Raptors on the brink of their first championship in franchise history.Toronto took down Golden State 105-92 in Game 4 on Friday to go up 3-1 in the series against the two-time defending champions. This one was all about Kawhi Leonard.In the early going nobody on the Raptors team could buy a shot — that is save for Leonard. Related News Raptors’ Fred VanVleet gets seven stitches after face bloodied by Shaun Livingston elbowcenter_img The 2014 Finals MVP shot 5 for 8 in the first quarter while the rest of his team was 1 for 13. He finished the half with 13 points and the Raptors were in striking distance just four points back of the Warriors.Kawhi in the 1st quarter: 5-8 FG for 14 ptsAll other Raptors combined: 1-13 FG for 3 pts pic.twitter.com/sDt7SF2dLC— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 8, 2019Then Leonard really turned it on. He dropped 17 third-quarter points as part of a 37-21 frame for Toronto which gave the Raptors a lead that was simply insurmountable for the Warriors.Leonard finished with 36 points on 11-of-22 shooting with 12 rebounds and two assists. This was Leonard’s 14th 30-point game of the 2019 playoffs. He has scored more than 20 points in all but two of the Raptors’ playoff games.Now the Warriors will try as hard as they can to come back from 3-1 in the series, something they haven’t had to even try to do since the 2014-15 Western Conference finals.Golden State won that series in seven games of the Thunder and went on to lose in the NBA Finals to the Cavaliers in seven games.last_img read more