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

Bill Parrack, 77, formerly of Wellington: Dec. 27, 1937 – August 6, 2015

first_imgBill ParrackBill Parrack, 77, of Wichita, formerly of Wellington, died Thursday, August 6, 2015 at his daughter’s home in Wichita.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington. Visitation will be held Monday, August 10, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Shelley Family Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the Fallen Firefighters Foundation www.firehero.org and may be left with the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Wellington. For further information please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.Billie Vaughan Parrack was born December 27, 1937, the son of Vaughan and Edna (Russell) Parrack in Climax Springs, Missouri. He graduated from Metz Missouri High School in 1955. On July 4, 1958 Bill was united in marriage to Betty Pryor in Nevada, Missouri. Bill was a Firefighter in Wichita retiring on September 7, 1984. As a secondary profession he owned and operated his own concrete business. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and reading.Bill is survived by his children: Iris Leidy and her husband Kelsey of Wichita, KS, Douglas Parrack of Wichita, KS, Pam Hinman and her husband Fred of Wellington, KS, and Tonia Cliffman and her husband Mike of Wellington, KS; 12 grandchildren: Amanda Stewart, Michelle Franklin, Stephanie Wampler, Kayleen Gildhouse, Nicole Fischer, Desiree Grube, Haley, Julia, Alexis and James Hinman, and Michaela and Erika Cliffman; 17 great-grandchildren; and two brothers: Bob Parrack of Springfield, MO and John “Davy” Parrack and his wife Carol of Texas.Preceding him in death are his parents, his loving wife Betty and a sister in infancy.last_img read more

Exit: Davao; Enter: more interested squads

first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lee-thal finish for Hotshots Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The remaining teams from the Philippines Football League include reigning champion Ceres-Negros, which is also seeing action in the AFC Champions League, Copa Paulino Alcantara Cup winner Kaya Iloilo, Global Cebu, JPV Marikina and Stallion Laguna.“When an important team departs the league, it is always a cause of concern,” said Sumayao. “However, we have also been approached by a number of teams. We are currently evaluating the merits of each applicant.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDavao’s withdrawal from the PPL once again cast a spotlight on the stability of clubs and the sustainability of a home-and-away competition in the country.Davao owner Jefferson Cheng pointed to the lack of television coverage as one of the reasons for their pullout, leaving a cloud of doubt on the future of top players like Phil and James Younghusband. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The man tasked to spearhead the latest attempt to create a strong and financially stable national football league remains confident the Philippines Premier League (PPL) will have at least eight clubs by the time it kicks off in March next year.Bernie Sumayao is concerned over the decision of the Davao Aguilas to pull out next season, but the PPL commissioner reports the league has gotten strong interest “from a number of teams” that will allow them to achieve their target next season.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View commentslast_img read more