Avian flu case in Indonesia confirmed

first_imgSep 16, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Tests have confirmed that an Indonesian woman who died Sep 10 had H5N1 avian influenza, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today.The woman’s case had been listed as probable on the basis of an initial test. Further testing at a WHO reference laboratory in Hong Kong confirmed the case, the WHO said. The woman fell ill Aug 31 and was hospitalized in Jakarta Sep 3, the agency said.How the woman became infected was still unknown. Because of where she lived, she had “multiple opportunities for exposure to chickens and ducks,” but no recent poultry deaths had been reported in the area, the WHO said.The WHO listed the woman’s case as only the second laboratory-confirmed case of H5N1 avian flu in Indonesia, but Indonesian officials have reported four previous cases. Those included a 38-year-old man and his two young daughters who died in July and a farm worker who tested positive for antibodies to the virus last March, though he had not been sick.The WHO said today the 38-year-old man tested positive for the virus, but the results for his daughters “did not meet criteria for H5N1 infections.”The latest confirmed case brings CIDRAP’s unofficial count of Asia’s H5N1 cases since late 2003 to 121, with 63 deaths. Those numbers include the other four Indonesian cases but exclude the case of a 58-year-old Vietnamese man who died in late August and had tested positive, but whose final test results have not yet been reported.Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadillah Supari said officials have taken blood samples from people who had contact with the deceased 37-year-old woman, according to an Agence France-Presse report today. Without giving details, Supari said one contact was suspected to have been infected, but remained healthy.See also:Sep 16 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_09_16/en/index.htmllast_img read more

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IAAF upholds Russia ban from international track and field

first_img“Assurances have been given to WADA and WADA has set a deadline of December 31 to receive the data. We’ll have to rely on receiving the data from WADA before handing it to the AIU.”The IAAF’s decision comes despite the International Olympic Committee and WADA having revoked their own suspensions of Russia.Russians can participate at IAAF events under a neutral flag providing they meet the criteria set out by the organization’s doping review board. Russia will not be reinstated until samples and data from its former anti-doping laboratory are supplied to the Athletics Integrity Unit.Furthermore, RusAF must pay all the costs incurred by the taskforce and those related to cases taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.RusAF in September lodged an appeal with CAS over the IAAF’s decision to prolong its ban last July. A date for the hearing has yet to be announced.Rune Andersen, the head of the IAAF’s taskforce on Russia, said: “I hope they’ll deliver the data by the end of this year. But I cannot go any further than that.”We’ve received no assurances it will be delivered to us directly. Russia remains banned from international track and field after the IAAF accepted its taskforce’s recommendation not to reinstate the country’s national federation.The IAAF banned the All-Russia Athletic Federation in November 2015 following revelations of state-sponsored doping in an independent report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.last_img read more

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Pi and Enith: Valencia’s goal is only 20 years old on average

first_imgValencia’s goal has a great future ahead. Between their two goalkeepers they have an average age of 20 years. María Pi, 22, and Enith Salón, 18, They were vying for ownership after the Dutch Jennifer Vreugdenhil’s farewell in the past winter market.The Netherlands goalkeeper, international U-23, had renewed last summer with the Valencian team for another year, until June 2020. It was his third season at Paterna, being one of the pillars of the team. Nevertheless, the low performance and the lack of involvement with the group made Irene Ferreras begin to opt for the youth teams as starters. So his dismissal was decided, to give the alternative to the players of the house. The goalkeeper left Valencia with 68 games played in Primera Iberdrola and three in the Copa de la Reina. Enith Salón, despite being the youngest, had already debuted last year, playing 33 minutes against Logroño. She was also the first to have a chance this season, in September 2019. Moncada’s team has played a total of five games, conceding six goals. Of course, he left his goal to zero up to two times, reaching the U-19. MPi aria took longer to debut and it was not until December when the alternative came, with Ferreras still on the bench. Sagunto’s side has played a total of six games, also conceding six goals, one per match he has played, plus the Queen’s Cup match against Deportivo, which ended with a blushing win (7-2).last_img read more

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RAPHOE’S CHLOE MAGEE WINS FIRST EVER SENIOR WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT

first_imgCHLOE Magee is the toast of the county today after winning the Lithuanian International Open today – and winning the mixed doubles with her brother Sam as well!The brilliant Raphoe badmington star played an amazing 10 matches in just THREE days to claim both gold medals and it is now clear that the Donegal woman is on course for another Olympics….if she keeps playing like this.After victory in the mixed match final with Sam, Chloe came back from 4 game points down in the second set to beat Ingolfsdoitter to take the singles title which she so richly deserves. Afterwards, she said: “This has been an amazing week for me, I came here feeling very good and in good shape and to win both is just an unbelievable feeling.“I want to thank all my friends and family at home for their continued support and now I want to test myself at a higher level against better players at higher completion levels.”Chloe has been training in Dublin – and needs to stay in the top 60 to qualify for the London Olympics next year.“I am delighted to win my first title,” she added. “I’m feeling on top of the world.”RAPHOE’S CHLOE MAGEE WINS FIRST EVER SENIOR WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT was last modified: June 12th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:badmingtonchampionchloe mageeRaphoelast_img read more

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