WHO confirms two H5N1 cases in Egypt

first_imgMar 5, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today reported that an 11-year-old Egyptian boy is hospitalized in critical condition with an H5N1 avian influenza infection, a day after the agency announced the death of a 25-year-old Egyptian woman from the virus.The boy is from Menofia governorate, north of Cairo, according to a WHO statement. He was hospitalized with influenza symptoms on Feb 25, and his samples were positive for the H5N1 virus in tests by Egypt’s Central Public Health Laboratory and the Cairo-based US Naval Medical Research Unit 3 (NAMRU-3).The WHO said an investigation into the source of the boy’s infection revealed that he had contact with sick and dead poultry.Yesterday the WHO reported that a 25-year-old woman from Fayoum governorate, about 53 miles south of Cairo, died of an H5N1 infection. In its statement, the WHO said she got sick on Feb 24 and was hospitalized 3 days later; the date of her death was not listed. Egypt’s health ministry had announced the confirmation of her case on Mar 1, according to earlier media reports.An investigation into the woman’s illness indicated she had contact with sick and dead poultry before she got sick, the WHO reported.With the two latest cases, Egypt has had 46 H5N1 cases and 20 deaths, including 3 cases and 1 death this year. The WHO’s global total is 371 cases and 235 deaths.See also:Mar 5 WHO statementMar 4 WHO statementMar 3 CIDRAP News story “New case raises Egypt’s H5N1 count to 45”last_img read more

Children list causes of bad behaviour

first_imgNZ Herald 21 November 2013In Afghanistan the kids blame war and fighting, in the US it’s guns but New Zealand children say alcohol and drugs are two of the main triggers for violence in this country.A global study conducted by ChildFund Alliance shows that more than a third of the 1000 New Zealand children surveyed said alcohol and bad behaviour were the two main contributors to violence while just under a third said drugs were among the main causes.The fourth annual Small Voices, Big Dreams survey asked 10-to-12-year-olds in 47 countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Pacific and Asia about their view on socio-political issues facing their country.It found that more than 60 per cent of New Zealand children in the survey believed everyone should have a good education and be safe from crimes and violence.Professor Sally Casswell of the Whariki Research Centre at Massey University said children were “quite clever observers” and the survey’s findings were interesting when compared with other developed nations.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11160361last_img read more

The Latest: Smith back with Orioles after positive test

first_imgSmith hit .241 with 13 homers and 53 RBIs in 101 games for Baltimore last year. He is expected to be a starter for the rebuilding Orioles, who are coming off two straight 100-loss seasons.___Edmonton Oilers defenseman Caleb Jones says he tested positive for the coronavirus before training camp.Jones said Friday he tested positive when he returned to Edmonton from his home in Dallas. He says he was asymptomatic.The NHL is not releasing the names of players who test positive for the virus, and the league also is no longer revealing which teams players who test positive play for. Smith hopes to be ready to play in Baltimore’s opener at Boston on July 24.“I feel great now,” Smith said on a Zoom call Saturday.Outfielder Anthony Santander also missed the start of camp because of a positive test. He reported on Tuesday.Smith tested positive when camp opened early this month — a result that caught him by surprise.“It was kind of alarming because I really didn’t have symptoms. I didn’t lose taste or smell,” he said. “I felt normal and everybody around me, my family, was fine.” Associated Press July 18, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world:___Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. has rejoined the Baltimore Orioles after missing the start of summer camp following a positive test for the coronavirus.center_img The Latest: Smith back with Orioles after positive test The 23-year-old Jones became the second NHL player to acknowledge a positive test in a media interview. Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews also revealed his positive test.Jones said he completed his 14 days of isolation before camp started, but was held out of main sessions for the first three days as he tried to get himself back up to speed.He said he revealed his positive test “to set the record straight.”“It’s obviously a very weird disease, a weird time in the world right now,” Jones said. “Some people get really affected by it and it can be deadly and other people would never know they had it and I was maybe lucky enough to be in that group. If I had never gotten tested, I would have never realized I had it.”___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more