Avian flu blamed in another Indonesian death

first_imgMay 1, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – An Indonesian man whose death was attributed to H5N1 avian influenza will bring Indonesia’s death toll from the virus to 25, if his case is confirmed outside the country.The man reportedly had come into contact with his neighbor’s infected chickens in Tangerang, 25 miles west of Jakarta, according to a CNN.com story on Apr 28.Samples from the man tested positive for H5N1 in an Indonesian laboratory, the Associated Press (AP) reported. Confirmatory testing is under way at a World Health Organization (WHO) reference lab in Hong Kong.The WHO has confirmed 32 human cases, with 24 deaths, from H5N1 in Indonesia.Elsewhere, the Wall Street Journal Asia said on Apr 27 that local health officials in China had failed to report possible human cases of avian flu to the central government, according to an Apr 29 Reuters report. The same issue has been raised elsewhere.But the Chinese government denied the allegation. “The release of information has been timely, open and transparent,” Health Ministry spokesman Mao Qun’an told Reuters.In addition, Chinese officials involved with tracking and stemming the spread of the virus among birds have established a quarantine zone in the Qinghai region in north-central China, according to BBC News online. A wild goose found dead in the region tested positive for H5N1.The virus so far has not been found in domestic poultry around Qinghai, according to an AP story today.The region is a major stopover point for migratory birds, and thousands of migratory birds died in an H5N1 outbreak at the Qinghai Lake wildlife sanctuary last year. The H5N1 virus later found in two people in Turkey was virtually identical to bird samples obtained in Qinghai, according to a statement in the AP story attributed to the WHO.last_img read more

Dybala undergoes Juventus medical tests

first_imgPaulo Dybala has returned to Juventus for medical tests after finally recovering from coronavirus. Dybala had been suffering from COVID-19 since March, but a double swab test earlier this week came back negative. He appeared at J Medical on Friday afternoon for a routine medical lasting a couple of hours and could be allowed to train alone at Continassa tomorrow. Loading… Read Also: FIFA, IFAB approve five substitutions per match, VAR optional Corriere dello Sport quoted the Argentina forward as telling Juve fans on his way out of the facility: “I’m fine.” The 26-year-old scored 13 goals and provided 12 assists for the Bianconeri before the season stopped. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneWondering What And When Will Finally Be The Undoing Of Us?7 Actors Who Had Ridiculous Reasons For Quitting A RoleWhich Celebrity Endorsement Deals Were Worth The Most?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

Leising invites Margaret Mary Health exec to talk about access to healthcare

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Republican state senator Jean Leising recently met with Mike Cambron and Sister Claire Whalen from the Oldenburg Renewable Energy Commission. The trio talked about energy issues facing Indiana.Republican state senator Jean Leising recently greeted Margaret Mary Health CEO Tim Putnam and Julie Hlabig of the Indiana Hospital Association. Putnam and Halbid talked about barriers to quality care resident in rural area of Indiana.last_img

Kobe Bryant reminisces about career at NBA All-Star weekend

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I’m looking around the room and seeing guys that I’m playing with that are tearing the league up that were 4 in my first All-Star game,” Bryant said. “How many players can say they played 20 years and actually have seen the game go through three or four generations?”Bryant can. Yet, he joked he will play only 10 minutes as a starter for the Western Conference, mindful that he has nursed soreness in recent weeks in his right shoulder. But even limited minutes will not diminish Bryant’s presence. Chicago forward and former Lakers teammate Pau Gasol said “it will be emotional for me to see him.” “We definitely want to send him off on a good note,” Thunder forward Kevin Durant said. “We know he’s going to be super competitive.”Yet, Bryant reiterated he has “zero” aspirations to set the record for most NBA All-Star MVPs after collecting four (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011) to tie Bob Pettit. “I’m enjoying this whole thing with being around these players and talking to them one more time,” Bryant said. “The competitiveness in terms of me trying to establish something and prove something, that’s gone.”Not completely. Bryant admitted he still laments the Lakers losing in the 2004 NBA Finals to Detroit and 2008 NBA Finals to Boston.“I wish I could have won the two that got away,” Bryant said. “Those are tangible things I felt I could have adjusted.”Bryant then argued he should have become “more nit-picky” on how the Lakers ran their offense during the 2003-04 season. Bryant also wished he had his teammates “play with a more physical nature” throughout the 2007-08 campaign.Still, Bryant expressed gratitude for recovering from season-ending injuries to his left Achilles tendon, left knee and right shoulder. Though he conceded “it would’ve been amazing” if he ended his 20th and final NBA season with a championship, Bryant argued he “can’t complain about that.“I’ve been very, very fortunate,” said Bryant, who has won five titles. “You got to be able to take the good with the bad.”Bryant shared that attitude during a press conference filled with non sequiturs. When a reporter asked if he could speak any Arabic, Bryant enthusiastically asked him to teach him some words. Bryant offered greetings to reporters stationed from Taiwan, China, India and the Philippines. When asked to name any Canadians not named Drake, Bryant answered with Wayne Gretzky, Steve Nash, Andrew Wiggins and Rachel McAdams. Bryant also addressed various news topics. Bryant waxed nostalgia he will play in the same city that hosts the franchise he scored a career-high 81 points against nearly a decade ago. He predicted Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will win the 3-point shooting contest. Bryant expressed gratitude former Lakers and Clippers Lamar Odom has traveled to New York after being hospitalized for most of the year after falling unconscious at a Nevada brothel. Bryant pleaded patience with the Lakers’ rebuilding process.“It’s tough. You can always plan to do a certain thing and then certain things happen,” Bryant said. “So now you have to adjust. They’re still adjusting. It’s going to take time. They’ll figure it out.”Soon enough, an NBA official ended the press conference. Bryant then offered something poetic to sum up his accomplished career.“A legend that had every passion,” Bryant said, “and poured it out into the game that he loved.”Bryant then walked away from the stage. The cameras furiously clicked and flashed with the same intensity that greeted Bryant when he first arrived. center_img TORONTO >> Every move Kobe Bryant made sparked hysteria. His presence caused several to chant his name. Usually the Lakers’ star creates this atmosphere after he scores a basket. This time, Bryant sparked a stir amid the estimated 150 journalists, both real and imagined, that surrounded him during media availability on Friday as part of NBA All-Star weekend.Bryant’s press conference started with alleged reporters clapping upon his arrival. Bryant answered questions in English, Spanish and Italian. A few international media members greeted Bryant with gifts. One Toronto-based reporter handed Bryant a personalized “Thank you” card. A Japanese reporter gave Bryant a piece of artwork that depicted Bryant as a samurai. Somewhere in between, Bryant talked the fans selecting him for his 18th and final All-Star game during his 20th NBA season on Sunday at Air Canada Centre.last_img read more