Indonesia reports 54th avian flu case

first_imgJul 17, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesian health officials are reporting that a 44-year-old man who died last week tested positive for the H5N1 avian influenza virus, according to news services.If the man’s lab results are confirmed by a World Health Organization (WHO) accredited laboratory in Hong Kong, he will be Indonesia’s 42nd avian flu fatality and 54th confirmed case. Also, Indonesia will be tied with Vietnam for the highest avian flu death toll.The man, who lived in East Jakarta, died Jul 12 after being hospitalized for 2 days with high fever, coughing, and breathing difficulties, Indonesian health official I Nyoman Kandun told The Jakarta Post. Kandun said the man had a history of contact with chickens, and the article said he was a fried-chicken vendor.With the latest death, the case-fatality rate for avian flu in Indonesia is 78%, whereas Vietnam, with 93 cases and 42 deaths, has a fatality rate of 45%. According to the WHO tally, the overall case-fatality rate is 57% (230 cases, 132 deaths).Kandun said Indonesia expects more human H5N1 cases because the disease continues to circulate throughout the country, with a presence in 27 of 32 provinces. He added that culling millions of chickens throughout the country would be too costly and urged Indonesians to take basic safety measures such as washing their hands after handling sick birds.Vietnam seems to have stemmed avian flu outbreaks. The country has not reported a human fatality this year, whereas Indonesia has had several cases each month.According to the Post report, the Indonesian government needs $980 million to finance its avian influenza programs from 2006 to 2008. The funds would go toward activities such as compensating farmers for culled chickens, purchasing vaccines, and planning for a pandemic.A senior WHO official in Indonesia, Steven Bjorge, told the Post that worldwide concern about the avian flu situation in Indonesia is continuing and said he hoped that health and agriculture ministries would work more closely to fight the disease. He suggested that that comparisons between Indonesia and Vietnam can be misleading, because Indonesia is much larger than Vietnam. (Indonesia has the world’s fourth largest population and the 16th largest area, whereas Vietnam ranks 12th and 65th in those measures.)In other developments, yesterday at the Group of Eight summit meeting in St Petersburg, Russia, world leaders issued a joint statement supporting a Russian proposal to build “the WHO Collaborating Centre on Influenza for Eurasia and Central Asia,” provided the center meets WHO and other international standards. Leaders also vowed to follow through on the commitments they made last January at the Beijing International Pledging Conference on Avian and Pandemic Influenza.Meanwhile, Channel NewsAsia reported that Singapore will stage a large-scale test of its pandemic response plan on Jul 21 and 22. The test, called Exercise Sparrowhawk II, will involve 1,000 personnel from key government agencies and 19 locations, including transportation terminals, hospitals, clinics, and schools.The report said masks will be given to visitors at hospitals, and the health ministry will ask the public to wear masks if they experience flu-like symptoms. Rapid-response teams are slated to institute infection control measures and manage initial cases at healthcare facilities. Hundreds of volunteers will play the role of patients, and police will practice for crowd-control situations, such as when people descend on clinics to purchase antiviral medications.See also:G8 summit statement on global fight against infectious diseases read more

Lucas Torreira proves Arsenal manager Unai Emery wrong with superb defensive midfield display for Uruguay

first_imgLucas Torreira proves Arsenal manager Unai Emery wrong with superb defensive midfield display for Uruguay Comment Advertisement Unai Emery has been keen to play Torreira further forward for Arsenal (AMA/Getty Images)Lucas Torreira sent a reminder to Unai Emery about his best position as the Arsenal midfielder impressed during Uruguay’s friendly with Argentina on Monday evening.The 23-year-old has been the source of frustration for many Arsenal supporters this season with Unai Emery opting to play the Uruguayan in a more advanced role on several occasions with little success.Despite struggling in his cameos as a No.10 against Manchester United and Vitoria, there’s been little to suggest that Emery will rethink his approach as the Arsenal manager has spoken to Torreira about making more runs into the box with the aim of increasing his return in front of goal.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery’s decision has left many at Arsenal puzzled as the Uruguayan arrived from Sampdoria as a defensive midfielder and was seen as the answer to the problems Arsene Wenger failed to address during his end of his reign.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementcenter_img Unai Emery has been keen to play Torreira further forward for Arsenal (AMA/Getty Images)But Torreira’s defensive ability does not appear to be enough to convince Emery as the Uruguayan has started just four of Arsenal’s 12 Premier League matches this term.However, Torreira strengthened his case with an excellent display in Uruguay’s 2-2 draw with Argentina in Israel.Playing in the deepest role of Uruguay’s midfield three, Torreira snapped into tackles and screened his defence with energy against the threat of Lionel Messi.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityDespite his lack of playing time this season, Torreira showed no signs of rustiness as his positional awareness often put him in the best place to stop Argentina’s attacks, while his simple distribution was exactly what Uruguay needed to build their own moves going forward.In Emery’s defence, Torreira did show one quality every No.10 should possess in their armoury as his deft clipped ball over the top of Argentina’s defence found Luis Suarez and the Barcelona forward squared the ball across first time to Edinson Cavani who put Uruguay in front.But the overriding point is that Torreira delivered a defensive display that has not been replicated by any other Arsenal midfielder this season.Torreira, Suarez, Cavani – goal! A great team goal from Uruguay gives them the lead against Argentina 🇺🇾⚽️— MercyGate (@mercygate01) November 19, 2019 Chris DavieTuesday 19 Nov 2019 12:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link532Shares Last week, Arsenal were fired a warning by Torreira’s agent Pablo Bentancur who claimed that Emery’s decision to play the Uruguayan in a more advanced role has not been well received.‘Torreira is happy at Arsenal, although the change in role has not made him happy,’ Bentancur said.With Granit Xhaka reportedly looking to leave Arsenal in January following his clash with supporters, the risk of alienating Torreira is another problem Emery could do without as his side chase down a top-four finish.And following Torreira’s latest performance at the heart of Uruguay’s midfield, Emery might be tempted to abandon his experiment altogether.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more

ICC World Cup Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Live Streaming Cricket: When and How to watch BAN vs AFG match

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Live Streaming Cricket, Bangladesh and Afghanistan at Hotstar and Star Sports: After putting up a sensation display against India, Afghanistan will be locking horns against another Asian team Bangladesh in encounter 31 of the ongoing World Cup on Monday. The pitch at The Rose Bowl suited their play and they would love the fact that their next game is also at the same venue. Interestingly, it is been speculated that the game will be played on the same wicket, which means it will be on a slower side. Bangladesh, on the other hand, are coming off a defeat at the hands of Australia in a high-scoring encounter and are in a must-win situation to keep their semi-final hopes alive.The Tigers weren’t up to the mark with the ball in their previous outing and will need to up their game soon. They have now conceded big totals like 386 and 381 bowling first leaving too much to do for the batsmen. Mohammad Saifuddin and Mosaddek Hossain might return to the playing XI if they are fit. As far as Afghanistan are concerned, they might go in unchanged after a brilliant outing against India.ICC World Cup 2019, 31st match: Bangladesh and AfghanistanWhat time does the live coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Bangladesh and Afghanistan start?The 31st match of the ICC World Cup 2019 between Bangladesh and Afghanistan will start at 03:00 PM IST.Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Bangladesh and Afghanistan Africa be played?The clash between Bangladesh and Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.Where to watch online live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game between Bangladesh and Afghanistan?You can watch the live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Bangladesh and Afghanistan on Hotstar from 03.00 PM onwards.Also Read | Live cricket score, Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Can Shakib Al Hasan pull it up for Bangladesh?When is the game between Bangladesh and Afghanistan in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?The game between Bangladesh and Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played on Monday, June 24.Where can I check the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Bangladesh and Afghanistan?You can follow Live updates and Live Score on You can watch the live cricket match on Hotstar.Where can I watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Bangladesh and Afghanistan?The match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports Select HD. Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 1 Hindi. last_img read more

Men’s hockey: Badgers look to continue to build momentum in face off with Wolverines

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s hockey team takes on yet another tough Big Ten opponent this weekend as the No. 6 Michigan Wolverines make the trip to Madison. The Badgers (6-12-6, 1-7-2-1 Big Ten) enter the second half of their eight-game home stretch and look forward to another big crowd at the Kohl Center.The Badgers are fresh off a bye week after snagging two close 4-3 and 5-2 victories over Alaska two weekends ago, and are building momentum to make a run in the upcoming Big Ten Conference tournament. Now last in the Big Ten, this series is a big test to determine national relevance again for the Badgers.The Wolverines (17-4-4, 8-2-2 Big Ten) are on a six-game away stand and travel from East Lansing after trading a series with the Spartans. Michigan has won nine of its last 11 with their only two losses in that span coming in overtime. The team now boasts a share of first place in the Big Ten with 27 points and looks to shoot ahead of Minnesota in the standings with two more away wins this weekend.The Badgers will be without senior defenseman Eddie Wittchow Friday as it is the final game in a three-game suspension for his hit to the head against Minnesota three weeks ago. Wisconsin is in desperate need of at least a point this weekend to save face in the Big Ten, while Michigan is eyeing sole possession of the conference with two wins in Madison.This series is the first and only time the two squads will meet this regular season, making for an emotional battle between the long-time rivals from bordering states.Wisconsin key to victory:Remain focused for 45 minutes: A Wisconsin victory on either day will come directly from their level of focus. The significant majority of the wins the Badgers have pulled off against top-ranked opponents this season have been a result of their fortitude to play strong for all 45 minutes. Several tie games against good teams have resulted in some unfortunate losses due to the Badgers’ inability to clamp down on defense.Freshmen firepower: Michigan’s offensive firepower is a big concern for the Badgers, as the Wolverines outscored their opponents 49 to 17 in the third period, proving defensive fortitude is a big key late in this match. With Wittchow gone Friday, look for several freshmen like Patrick Sexton and Cameron Hughes to step up in his absence and be more aggressive on the offensive end. These young Badgers will need to be more poised than they’ve ever been if they want to take down the Wolverines.Michigan player to watch: Freshman Kyle ConnorConnor leads the team this season with 44 total points and the second highest shot percentage at almost .2. An early selection to Winnipeg Jets and two time freshman of the month this season, Connor flies off the board as an impressive talent for the Wolverines. Even though he’s definitely not the only threat Wisconsin has to watch for, he’s the most potent.Look for Connor to attack the gaps in transition constantly this weekend as he faces a beaten up Badger defense. But the big reason he has shot up the stat board for Michigan has been his dual threat abilities. His vision exceeds that of most freshmen and is as difficult to plan for as his skill. Wisconsin will need to get back quickly and stay set to diminish his influence. Whether Connor puts one in the net or not this weekend, watch for him to make a big impact.last_img read more