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

FACEIT partners with Milan Games Week and Capcom

first_imgIt has been announced today that FACEIT is partnering with the Capcom Pro Tour, AESVI and Fandango Club, the event organisers of the Milan Games Week. Together they’ll bring the EU Regional Finals of Street Fighter V to Milan Games Week on Sunday, October 1st. James Bardolph, FACEITJames Bardolph, Creative Director of FACEIT Media commented: “Over the past two years, the Milan Games Week has proven to be the perfect venue for the Europe’s most skilled Street Fighter V warriors to face off.“We’re excited to continue bringing these players together, and we look forward to future Capcom competitions in Street Fighter V and beyond.”The tournament will be the third consecutive year the Capcom Pro Tour has hosted such an event at Milan Games Week.The winner of each EU Regional Final will earn a qualifying spot in the Capcom Cup 2017. The Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifier will take place at 11am (UTC) on Saturday September 30th with the top player competing in the EU Regional Finals at 2:00pm (UTC) on the Sunday. The qualifying Street Fighter V winner will face off against the seven players who previously qualified from the EU Regional Ranking events throughout the year. AESVI President Paolo Chisari noted: “Milan Games Week is proud to host Europe’s most intense Street Fighter V and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite matches at the EU Regional Finals.” “The return of the Capcom Pro Tour, along with a huge variety of other events and games will make Milan Games Week 2017 the most exciting yet!”, added Pier Luigi Parnofiello, Head of Esports at Fandango Club spa.Esports Insider says: This is another string to London based FACEIT’s bow and we look forward to watching the SFV action at Milan Games Week!last_img read more