Avian flu cases reported in Cambodia, Egypt

first_img The Cambodian boy died last night, said Michael O’Leary, World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Phnom Penh, who was quoted in a Reuters report today. The boy was from the southeastern province of Prey Veng, adjoining Vietnam. The girl was hospitalized Apr 2 and was said to be in stable condition, according to an AFP report today. Officials said her family raises poultry at home. A Cambodian health official said a sample from the boy tested positive for H5N1 avian flu at the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report today. The official said the boy had eaten sick chickens before he fell ill. Although fewer human H5N1 infections have been diagnosed in Cambodia than in China, Vietnam, or Thailand, all six known Cambodian victims have died, according to the WHO. April 5, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Avian flu has resurfaced in two countries, killing a 12-year-old boy in Cambodia and sickening a little girl in Egypt, according to news services. A concern for human health in Gaza is the lack of oseltamivir (Tamiflu), the drug most widely used to prevent or treat H5N1 infection. Manenti told Reuters the Palestinian Authority does not have enough Tamiflu. Although Israeli officials are providing gear and 300 doses of the antiviral drug, Manenti said Gaza needs at least 1,000 doses. In addition, a 16-month-old girl in southern Egypt has contracted H5N1, according to a Reuters story today that quotes the Egyptian health and population minister, Hatem el-Gabali. Hers is the ninth case of avian flu in Egypt, el-Gabali said, although the WHO to date has confirmed only four cases. (Samples in the other cases are still being tested.) Authorities have confirmed the first instance of an H5 virus spreading to domestic poultry in Germany, in the eastern state of Saxony. Preliminary tests at a farm near Leipzig with more than 14,000 turkeys and geese showed the H5 virus, Reuters reported today. The neuraminidase subtype has not yet been determined, authorities told the news service, but the flock will be culled. In addition, another 250,000 birds will be killed in the Gaza Strip as officials try to stop the spread of the virus there, according to Reuters. Fourteen more villages in India’s western state of Maharashtra have avian flu in poultry, Reuters reported today. The neuraminidase hasn’t been typed yet, but authorities suspect they’ll receive confirmation that it is an H5N1 virus, the story said. In Africa, Niger has culled another 26,000 birds in 47 villages in the Magaria district, the Angola Press Agency reported today. Culling is expected to last a week, and owners will be compensated, the story said. Meanwhile, the H5N1 virus continues to spread among wild birds and domestic poultry, causing fear and economic woes. The election of a Hamas-led government has further cooled relations between Palestine and several countries, prompting some nations to administer aid through third parties, such as United Nations agencies, the story said. Chicken is the main source of animal protein for Gazans, said Ambrogio Manenti of the WHO office for the Palestinian territories, the story noted. Outbreaks have occurred on five Gazan farms to date, and about 250,000 birds, or 10% of all the flocks in Gaza, have been culled, the story said.last_img read more

Dwayne Johnson buys out Vince McMahon’s struggling XFL for $15m only hours before auction

first_img First Published: 4th August, 2020 16:11 IST WATCH US LIVE ALSO READ: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Acquires XFLWWE legend Dwayne Johnson buys XFL: Who is the XFL owner?On Monday, Dwayne Johnson took to Twitter to reveal that he became the proud new owner of the XFL. The XFL purchase was reportedly split evenly between Johnson and his investment partner RedBird Capital. Danny Garcia, Johnson’s ex-wife and business partner, is also a stakeholder in the business and became the first woman to own an entire sports league independent from a team. Written By LIVE TV Arnold Dsouza Last Updated: 4th August, 2020 16:11 IST Dwayne Johnson Buys Out Vince McMahon’s Struggling XFL For $15m Only Hours Before Auction Dwayne Johnson buys XFL: The WWE great became the new owner of the eight-team American football league after purchasing the struggling XFL from Vince McMahon.center_img The XFL might be free from WWE chief Vince Mcmahon but another wrestling legend has come to its rescue in the form of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. The XFL bankruptcy story was all over the news but a group that included WWE great Dwayne Johnson, purchased the American Football League only a few hours before it was put up for auction. It’s reported that Dwanye Johnson and his group purchased the XFL for approximately $15 million. ALSO READ: What Is XFL? What Is The Major Difference Between The Rock’s XFL And NFL? SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT ALSO READ: Kurt Angle Picks The Rock As “the Best Athlete I Ever Got In The Ring With”Dwayne Johnson buys XFL: XFL net worthThe XFL was previously owned by WWE chairman Vince McMahon and the 74-year-old had twice attempted to revive the league. Although McMahon had successfully revived the XFL for the 2020 season, his attempt was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to reports from ESPN, McMahon was expected to inject $500 million to reboot the XFL for the first three seasons.It was reported that McMahon spent around $200 million of his own capital to revive the XFL in 2018. The XFL 2020 season made it through to five games before it was decided that the season would be suspended due to the coronavirus. The teams that participated in the XFL generated strong TV viewership, maintaining between one and two million viewers per week. According to reports, the XFL is listed with assets and liabilities in the range of $10 million to $50 millionDwayne Johnson and Vince McMahon ownership in the future?ALSO READ: How Much Did Vince McMahon Invest In XFL? XFL Files For Bankruptcy After Laying Off StaffThe XFL went into financial chaos due to the pandemic and after suspending its operations on April 11, the XFL filed for bankruptcy. However, WWE legend former American football player Dwayne Johnson has come to the aid of Vince McMahon. The XFL league is reportedly planning for the 2021 season to possibly be played in a bubble environment. It is still unknown whether or not McMahon will have an investment in the XFL 3.0. Given the relationship that Dwayne Johnson and Vince McMahon shared at WWE, the wrestling mogul will be glad that his former employee has opted to revive his fallen project.Image Credits – AP FOLLOW USlast_img read more