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

MLB wrap: Yankees’ home run streak comes to an end in loss to Mets

first_imgThe Yankees went homerless vs. the Mets tonight, which ends their 31-game HR streak – the longest in MLB history. pic.twitter.com/NaFfE5Ovgj— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) July 3, 2019The Yankees struck first with two runs in the second before JD Davis cut the score to 2-1 in the sixth with a solo homer.It’s outta here! @JDDavis26 gets us on the board. #LGM pic.twitter.com/dSviWPYNte— New York Mets (@Mets) July 3, 2019Davis tied the game with an RBI double two innings later and Michael Conforto then put the Mets ahead for good with a two-RBI double of his own. Related News Michael’s mayhem. 🔥🔥🔥 #MetsWin pic.twitter.com/lpv8vK0sgz— New York Mets (@Mets) July 3, 2019Mets starter Zack Wheeler allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings while the bullpen, which has struggled of late, threw 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.The Mets improved to 39-47 with the win while the Yankees dropped to 54-29.Studs of the nightRafael Devers was 4 for 5 with two home runs and six RBIs in the Red Sox’s 10-6 win over the Blue Jays.Rafael Devers. That’s it. That’s the tweet. pic.twitter.com/B88HmvKdPv— Red Sox (@RedSox) July 3, 2019Aaron Nola threw eight shutout innings in the Phillies’ 2-0 victory over the Braves.Dud of the nightDwight Smith Jr. went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in the Orioles’ 6-3 loss to the Rays. HighlightsThe Reds registered a walk-off win in an unconventional way. Longtime Yankees announcer John Sterling ending three-decade streak The Yankees’ impressive streak has come to an end.The team failed to hit a home run in a 4-2 loss to the Mets at Citi Field on Tuesday. The Yankees entered the matchup having homered in an MLB record 31 straight games. MLB trade rumors: Astros unwilling to move this prospect in deal for Tigers’ Matthew Boyd MLB trade rumors: Mets open to moving Todd Frazier, Jason Vargas The Wild Horse’s mad dash.(MLB x @BankofAmerica) pic.twitter.com/kP6HWunezm— MLB (@MLB) July 3, 2019Javier Baez to Anthony Rizzo.Come for Javy’s defense, stay for Rizzo’s defense.(MLB x @MassageEnvy) pic.twitter.com/dWO34LIlSM— MLB (@MLB) July 3, 2019What’s nextPhillies (45-40) at Braves (50-36) — The two National League East rivals will continue their three-game series at SunTrust Park on Wednesday. Nick Pivetta (4-2, 5.63 ERA) will take the mound for Philadelphia while Atlanta will counter with Bryse Wilson (0-0, 8.31 ERA). The Braves hold a 4 1/2 game lead over the Phillies for first place in the National League East entering the matchup.last_img read more

Three takeaways from Carolina Hurricanes 8-2 win over Ottawa Senators

first_imgThe 30-year-old forward was able to pick up an assist in the defeat on White’s goal — which came off a misread from Mrazek — to put the Sens on the board, 5-1.Colin White with some great work down low.GOAL: White (2)ASSISTS: Ennis (4), BOROWIECKI (5) pic.twitter.com/MfHOTQ06uJ— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) November 12, 2019It marked Ennis’ third straight game with a helper, as well as his fourth game with a point over a five-game span. He now has three goals and seven points in 17 games so far this season.At his current scoring rate, Ennis is on pace for a 34-point season, which would be his highest-scoring campaign since racking up 46 points in 2014-15 with the Buffalo Sabres. Colin White — in his first game back from injury — and Brady Tkachuk were Ottawa’s lone goal scorers. Goaltender Anders Nilsson were pulled after surrendering four goals on 19 shots, while Craig Anderson stopped 20 of 24 in relief.NHL RUMORS: Early-season trade candidates for 2019-20With the win, the Hurricanes were able to end a four-game losing streak, putting them into a three-way tie for the second wildcard spot. Ottawa, on the other hand, saw its bid for a three-game win streak spoiled and is still tied with the Detroit Red Wings (13 points) for last in the Eastern Conference. The Senators previously won three of their last four games heading into Monday’s contest.Here are three takeaways from the game.Joel Edmundson shines for CanesWhen Carolina acquired Joel Edmundson from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Justin Faulk, they were hoping to acquire the physicality they needed on the backend. However, despite going without a point through 17 games, the 6-4, 215-pound blueliner showed that he has the potential to contribute as well against the Sens.Edmundson not only scored his first goal of the season but added two assists en route to the win. It was his first point since March 7, when he had an assist against the L.A. Kings and his first goal since Feb. 14, where he scored against Arizona.[OTT 2 – CAR (8)] Edmundson records his third point of the night with his first goal as a Hurricane pic.twitter.com/puNS4TlkYV— GoatWorldSports (@GoatWorldSport1) November 12, 2019The 26-year-old isn’t expected to be a major producer for the Canes, but he did show that he can get involved on the forecheck, finishing with three shots on the night to boot. At the other end of the ice, Edmundson played a strong role on the backcheck and also led all skaters (tied with Brett Pesce) in shorthanded TOI with 3:13.Senators power play still not clickingOttawa’s power-play woes looked like they would be behind them when they managed two goals on the man advantage against the New York Rangers on Nov. 4. However, the power play told the same story as it has been this season.The Sens went 0-for-3 at 5-on-4 on Monday and managed just two shots on their opportunities.Over the last four games now, Ottawa has no PP goals and is 0-for-13 at 5-on-4.The Senators’ power play is dead-last in the league right now, operating at just 6.6 percent. If they want to get back on track before things are too late, the team will have to find a way to convert while up a man.Tyler Ennis finding way with SensComing from Toronto along with Ron Hainsey, Ennis was looking forward to finding a fresh start with Ottawa. And now, it seems like he’s getting the swing of things. Things seemed to be looking up for the Ottawa Senators, who were 3-2-0 to start November and getting strong goaltending and effort from all four forward lines, but that all changed on Monday when they faced the Carolina Hurricanes.After Warren Foegele struck 44 seconds in for the Canes, Carolina took over and dominated thanks to a two-goal performance from Sebastian Aho and 27 saves from Petr Mrazek, which helped pave the way early for an 8-2 win.last_img read more