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

Tottenham stadium open doors for COVID-19 tests


first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Tottenham Hotspur allocated its stadium’s parking lot for COVID-19 tests on Wednesday.“We are today sharing the first ever public images of the COVID-19 testing and swabbing operation taking place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium,” the London football club said on its website.“The stadium’s huge basement car park is being used to conduct the drive-through COVID-19 operation for North Middlesex University Hospital staff, their families and dependents,” it said.The Spurs added that 70 tests are expected to be done a day and that Tottenham is the first Premier League club to allocate its property for coronavirus testing.All professional football matches in England were called off in mid-March as part of nationwide efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19.In early April, authorities announced that England’s top football league “will not resume at the beginning of May” and matches “will only return when it is safe and appropriate.”The UK is one of the countries hardest hit by the virus, with nearly 100,000 cases and almost 13,000 deaths to date. Tags: COVID-19Tottenham Hotspur Stadiumlast_img read more

Whicker: Lakers beat Detroit, 14 points for the morning after


first_imgLakers 97, Detroit 85, the morning after:• Byron Scott has claimed to see improvement in the Lakers’ defense. Turns out he wasn’t hallucinating. They held the Pistons to 36.5 percent shooting Sunday. It was the fourth time in five games that L.A.’s opponent has shot 40.0 percent or lower, and Detroit was the second consecutive team to miss 20 of 27 threes against the Lakers. Detroit was also the fourth team in the past six games to fall short of 100 points against L.A.• Box score: Lakerws win 97-85 over Pistons• “A lot of it is film study, a lot of it is just harping on the fact that it’s what we need to do,” Scott said. “You’re going to miss shots, but defense can keep you in every game.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error • Roy Hibbert came out of the game with a broken nose but was breathing easier going into Monday night’s game in Phoenix, knowing he doesn’t have to go up against Andre Drummond again. Drummond had 17 points and 17 rebounds, but never really seized the game, and the Lakers only allowed him four offensive rebounds. “He’s a phenomenal player,” Hibbert said. “He’s definitely the future of Detroit basketball.”• The Lakers got 17 solid minutes out of rookie Larry Nance Jr. “But that’s redundant,” Scott said. “I’ve been saying that all year.’” Nance had six points and four rebounds, and all three of his baskets were facilitated in some way by Kobe Bryant, who may be better connected to Nance than any of the other young Lakers.• “Every tme he says anything, in a practice or a huddle or anywhere else, my ears are perking up,” Nance said. “I’m soaking up every bit of knowledge he has. Tonight was different because we closed it out defensively, got the rebounds we needed. Soemtimes we get caught up in the fourth quarter in playing hero ball, going one-on-one.”• Nance says he’s fully in tune with coming off the bench and raising the temperature of the game, even though he never had to do so before. “I like to look at plus-minus,” he said, referring to the point differential when he’s in the game. He was plus-15 against Detroit and plus-9 in the Lakers’ other win, at Brooklyn, but he also been a plus-player in three of the Lakers’ last four losses.• It was yet another night when D’Angelo Russell tested the Lakers’ organizational patience. Russell had only one turnover in 20 minutes but shot 3 for 9. He had several unaccompanied chances from outside. Most of his misses made weak contact with the front rim.center_img • The Lakers trailed by three in the opening minute of the fourth quarter. Then they shot 57.1 percent for the period and won it, 31-17. “The ball didn’t stop in the fourth quarter,” Scott said, “it kept moving.” Bryant said that’s another function of youth. “I didn’t know anything about ball movement when I came into the league,” he said. Lots of room for punch lines there.• Bryant approached his 22nd career triple-double, which would have been his first since last Dec. 30 against Denver. He had 17 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. However, he had to play nearly 37 minutes to ensure this win, and he won’t play tonight in Phoenix. “I’m not looking forward to walking from here to the car,” he said, referring to his aching back. “I’m serious.”• The Lakers are 28th, or third-worst, in rebound percentage but got as many (46) as the Pistons had Sunday.• Marcelo Huertas, who made an appearance on the Shaqtin’ The Fool segment of Inside The NBA last week, failed to get off the bench for the fourth time in six games. The backup point guard, as suspected, will be Bryant when it isn’t Lou Williams.• Three American servicemen who apprehended a gunman on an Amsterdam-to-Paris train in August were honored with their own uniforms by the Lakers. Alex Skarlatos, Chris Norman and Spencer Stone got the applause and the jerseys during a timeout. The Lakers also played the French national anthem before the Star-Spangled Banner.• The Lakers play only three home games in the next month. But in March they play 12 of their 15 games at home. We’ll see how much it matters.last_img read more

Masters 2019: Tiger Woods looks ahead after triumph: ‘I can win majors now’


first_imgIn the intervening period he battled a succession of injuries — a fourth back surgery in 2017 making him wonder if he would ever play again — and saw his reputation damaged by lurid revelations about his private life.Woods had ended a five-year wait for a PGA Tour victory when he triumphed at the Tour Championship last September and spoke ahead of the Masters of how that experience would aid him.Now, after delivering once again at the very top level, Woods is more certain than ever that he can kick on with Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major wins well within sight.”I can win majors now,” he told reporters with a smile.”The win at East Lake was a big confidence booster for me because I had come close last year a couple times, still had to get it across the finish line and didn’t quite do it.”I didn’t do it at Tampa [Valspar Championship]. I didn’t do it at the Open Championship. I was a little better at the PGA [US PGA Championship], but still I didn’t win.I can’t thank my family, friends and fans enough for their support. Having my family by my side today is something I will never forget. To not only be able to play again, but to be able to win again, is something I will forever be grateful for. This jacket sure is comfortable. pic.twitter.com/LsOUX2dWH1— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 14, 2019″East Lake was a big step for me, confirming that I could still win out here and against the best players. It’s obviously the hottest 30 guys for the year.”To be able to do that against Rory [McIlroy] and Rosey [Justin Rose] there gave me a lot of confidence going into this year, and I said, you know, just keep building on it and let’s try to get the mind and body peaking towards Augusta.”So my last three major championships have been pretty good, so that in itself gives me a lot of confidence going down the road.” But despite the spectacular return to form, Woods will not alter his playing schedule this year. He is keen not to overwork a body that has suffered with repeated injuries.”I’m not going to play as much as I did last year,” he said. “I played a little bit too much last year because I kept trying to qualify for World Golf Championships and events in the [FedEx Cup] Playoffs.”The playing schedule doesn’t change. I’m going to play a little bit less than I did last year. I’ll just play in the tournaments and I’ll be fully invested and committed to playing and trying to win.” Tiger Woods is ready to attack the upcoming majors after ending his 11-year drought at the Masters on Sunday.The 43-year-old completed a phenomenal comeback by claiming a 15th major title at Augusta National, winning one of golf’s Grand Slam events for the first time since the 2008 U.S. Open.last_img read more