19-year-old Egyptian dies of avian flu


first_imgApr 7, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – A 19-year-old Egyptian man died of H5N1 avian influenza Apr 5, raising the country’s H5N1 toll to 48 cases with 21 deaths, according to news services.The man was from the Nile Delta province of Beheira and had been exposed to infected poultry at home, said reports by Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Bloomberg News.He was hospitalized in Alexandria on Apr 3 after complaining of a high fever and shortness of breath, a health ministry official told the MENA news agency, according to AFP. Another official told Bloomberg that the man was treated with oseltamivir (Tamiflu), but it was too late to save him.Egypt has had four previous human H5N1 cases this year, one of them fatal, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The country has had more cases than any other non-Asian nation and the third most overall after Indonesia and Vietnam.Egypt’s location on major bird migration routes and its many households with backyard poultry flocks have contributed to the high number of cases there, the AFP story noted. Most of those infected in Egypt have been women and children, who take care of the backyard poultry in most cases, the story said.Of the four previous cases in Egypt so far this year, three of the patients were children and one was a 25-year-old woman, WHO reports show.last_img read more

Van Persie feeling great after title win


first_img Manager Sir Alex Ferguson told Sky Sports 1: “I’m delighted for all the players, for myself, the staff and the supporters. You can go on and on about losing a title (last season) but at the end of the day, our consistency for the last 20 years is unbelievable. The focus of the team was good, they focused on the challenge of City and came up trumps.” Even on their way to the title, Ferguson’s team have had to face the criticism that they lack the quality of United teams of the recent past. But their manager said: “It’s dead easy to say that, nostalgia plays tricks on people’s minds. Put it in context, we’ve now got 84 points with four games left – we’ve never done that. “We’ve won most of our games, drawn three, lost four, and the goal tonight… all the great goals we’ve scored over the years, from David Beckham through Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Eric Cantona, that goal has joined that. These players have joined the pedestal.” Veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs, who this season continued a phenomenal record of scoring in every Premier League campaign, refused to be drawn on how long he would continue playing for, saying: “I’m just enjoying it and as long as I’m enjoying it and contributing to the team then I’m going to carry on. “It’s nights like this that you’re going to miss when you finish but it’s nights like this also that drive you on.” Giggs was also quick to pay a glowing tribute to Ferguson, hailing his long-time boss as “an unbelievable manager and an unbelievable person”. “His appetite is second to none. Every day at the training ground he’s the first there, his enthusiasm is brilliant and that feeds through the club, he is the club,” Giggs added. “Everything comes from the manager, getting players in, getting the right staff in, and he’s just an unbelievable manager and an unbelievable person and he deserves everything that he gets.” Van Persie has often been cited as the key factor in United’s success this season and fierce rivals City falling well short of regaining the crown they won last year. And the Dutchman underlined his class with a fabulous first-half hat-trick in the Red Devils’ 3-0 win over Aston Villa which wrapped up their 20th domestic league crown. “It didn’t really matter who scored as long as we won this game and we did win this game,” said the former Arsenal forward on Sky Sports 1. “From the first minute everyone played well and everyone wanted it. It was a great to score so early and it was a fantastic game of football. I’m very happy but it’s weird. I had to wait for so long for my first title and it’s a great feeling.” Striker Robin van Persie was understandably delighted after propelling Manchester United to their record-breaking Barclays Premier League title.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Kyle Busch triggers expletive-filled outbursts from Bubba Wallace and Chad Knaus


first_imgThis just in, but Kyle Busch isn’t the best at making friends on the race track.After Sunday’s results at Watkins Glen International, William Byron and Bubba Wallace aren’t about to become pals with the No. 18. MORE: Watch NASCAR live & on demand with fuboTV (7-day trial)Busch’s day got off to a poor start on Lap 2, when he dove to the inside of Byron, but ended up spinning out in the process. Busch lost track position but managed to recover in Stage 1, all the way back to having a chance to pass Byron for fourth.When Busch approached the No. 24, he made contact and sent Byron flying through the grass infield. Byron’s crew chief Chad Knaus wasn’t pleased.”If I see the 18 come back here without you knocking the f**k out of him, we’re going to have a problem” – Chad Knaus#NASCAR #GoBowlingAtTheGlen @WGI @WilliamByron radio saying front nose damage— Tom Bowles From Frontstretch.com (@NASCARBowles) August 4, 2019During the final laps of Stage 1, @WilliamByron mowed the lawn through the chicane!#GoBowlingAtTheGlen | @WGI pic.twitter.com/BzqqxNf3wW— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 4, 2019Payback.@WilliamByron ➡️ @KyleBusch pic.twitter.com/GRgmVxRmbM— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 4, 2019When asked for comment about the incident after the race, Busch told the NBC broadcast, “You saw what happened.”Busch’s beef with other drivers continued on Lap 39 when he drew contact with Bubba Wallace, sending Wallace crashing into the wall. “I’m going to get my respect on the track, and I don’t care who it is,” Wallace said. “That’s for when guys fail to think about the young guys, I guess, or with me….I won’t put up with no shit. So I flat out wrecked his ass back.”On Lap 62, Wallace had his revenge, very clearly intentionally spinning out Busch.Bubba vs. Rowdy! 😱@BubbaWallace and @KyleBusch go after it on the frontstretch at @WGI! pic.twitter.com/8djEHlAMlh— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 4, 2019″I guess we’re even,” Wallace said. “We’ll see.“Following the race, Wallace’s team was more than happy despite the damage to the No. 43 as he shared fist bumps with his crew. “That’s what happens when you get run over,” said Wallace. “You just pay him back. So I won’t be like, ‘Oh, it’s Kyle Busch, he didn’t mean to.’“F— him.”Despite Busch’s inability to make friends, his 11th-place finish moved him into first in the Cup Series standings.last_img read more