18 Nov

Indonesia reports H5N1 case; Vietnam cites probable one

first_imgMay 23, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesia announced today that a 5-year-old girl died of H5N1 avian influenza, while a hospital official in Vietnam reported that a 30-year-old man is being treated for the disease, apparently marking the country’s first human case in a year and a half.Joko Suyono of the Indonesian health ministry’s avian flu center said the young girl died on May 17, according to a Xinhua news report today. She was taken to a doctor on May 8 and was hospitalized May 15 in Solo, Central Java, the report said.The girl reportedly had contact with infected birds, health ministry official Muhammad Nadhirin told the Associated Press (AP) today. About 20 birds had recently died near her home, the AP report said.If her case is confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO), she will be listed as Indonesia’s 97th case-patient and 77th fatality. Indonesia leads the world in the number of human H5N1 cases and deaths.The WHO announced May 16 that it would accept H5N1 test results from Indonesia’s newly accredited national laboratory. Before that, the agency had refused to confirm any cases reported by Indonesia since late January, because the country had stopped sending viruses to WHO collaborating labs in December.Meanwhile, a 30-year-old man from Vietnam’s northern province of Vinh Phuc, about 35 miles from Hanoi, tested positive for H5N1 infection at a Hanoi hospital, where he continues to be treated, the AP reported today. Tran Quy, director of Bach Mai hospital, told the AP the man tested positive 3 days ago.Samples from the patient will be shipped to a WHO lab for analysis, said Hans Troedsson, a WHO official in Vietnam, according to a Canadian Press (CP) report today. Vietnam’s hasn’t had a human H5N1 case since November 2005, but Troedsson said the case is “not really a surprise,” given the known risk of H5N1 transmission from birds to humans.Quy told the AP, “The man is in a critical condition. He has a high fever, difficulty breathing, coughing, and the x-ray of his lung was completely white. All of these are typical bird flu symptoms.”The man was hospitalized last week; relatives reported he fell ill after helping prepare chickens for a wedding reception.If his infection is confirmed, it will be the country’s 94th case. With 93 confirmed cases and 42 deaths, Vietnam has the world’s second highest H5N1 toll.Vietnam had a lull in human cases and poultry outbreaks through most of 2006, during which the country was praised for its H5N1 virus control efforts. The virus resurfaced among ducks in several central Mekong Delta and central provinces in December and January. In early May the country began reporting a new rash of poultry outbreaks throughout the country.last_img read more

23 Sep

21st Ron Little Memorial Thursday at Stuart

first_imgHot laps are at 6:45 p.m. for the draw/redraw show with racing to follow. The Modified feature pays $1,055 to the runner-up, $755 for third, $555 for fourth and a minimum of $205 to start. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for a possible $1,905 to win, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods for $1,000. Entry fee in those three divisions is $25.  IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks race for $550 to win, Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $200 to win.  STUART, Iowa – IMCA Modifieds chase a $2,055 top check and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth at Stuart Speedway’s Thursday, July 2 Ron Little Memorial.center_img Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $7 for students ages 11-16 and free for kids ages 10 and under. Pit passes are $30 and $15 for children (non-drivers) ages 6-13.  More information about the 21st annual Ron Little Memorial is available by calling 641 521-0330, at stuartspeedway.net and on Facebook.last_img read more

23 Sep

Indiana FSSA changes SNAP benefit date for February disbursement

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has been informed by the USDA the state must issue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for the month of February on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, rather than the previously-reported date of Saturday, January 19.In Indiana, SNAP benefits are usually issued to recipients according to an alphabetical schedule over a 19 day period throughout the month. This one-time early benefit distribution was identified by USDA officials as a mechanism provide SNAP benefits during the partial federal government shutdown.No SNAP benefits will be issued in the month of February, so recipients are strongly encouraged to budget their SNAP benefits to ensure the amount received provides for their food needs through the entire month of February. January benefits are being distributed according to the normal schedule. FSSA will continue to accept and process applications for benefits for January issuance through January 31.FSSA remains in contact with federal partners and will provide further updates if warranted.last_img read more

20 Sep

Garry Monk salutes Swansea spirit after fightback

first_img “The defender clearly clips Andre,” Monk said. “Whether that’s intentional or not is debatable. “But he definitely tripped Andre up, so the referee decided that was a penalty.” Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe felt the penalty decision “didn’t look quite right”, but he said he was proud of his players’ performance. “I need to see the goals again but they are debatable,” Howe said after his stayed in the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. “Simon definitely felt it wasn’t a penalty and from my position it didn’t look quite right. “I’m very pleased with the players as right from the start I thought we were excellent. “We were in control of ourselves and deservedly got the two goals, and it’s very rare that a team comes to Swansea and dominates the ball like we did. “The only disappointing thing is that we haven’t won the game after being two goals up. “So there’s things to learn from, but in the second half we were camped in their half and looking like we were going to score.” Manager Garry Monk felt Swansea’s comeback to salvage a point against Bournemouth showed their hunger to put things right at the Liberty Stadium. But Monk said: ” Considering we were two goals down, you have to give credit to the players for the spirit they showed to come back from that, especially with the situation. “You can see clearly the spirit within them and how much they want to put it right. “Having gone two goals down added to the tension and anxiety in the crowd. That then affects the players a little bit. “I thought with the ball we lost a bit of confidence and that’s the only bit really that’s missing. “You can see the other side of it is all there, that spirit and way of defending. “We just need to bring the players back to having confidence with the ball, that brightness and sharpness, and that will only come with results.” Ayew just about stayed onside to drag Swansea back into the contest with his sixth goal for the club before he won a contentious penalty six minutes before the interval, which Shelvey slotted home. The Ghanaian appeared to trip himself when challenged by Cherries defender Simon Francis, but Monk insisted the decision to award a spot-kick was correct. Press Association Andre Ayew and Jonjo Shelvey earned Swansea a 2-2 draw after they had been two goals down, but it is now only one win in 10 games for the Welsh club and the nature of the performance left a lot to be desired. Bournemouth were the better side for long periods and should have recorded their first victory in eight games after Joshua King and Dan Gosling had given them a healthy lead inside 26 minutes. last_img read more