Egypt reports two human H5N1 cases

first_imgAug 31, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Egyptian authorities have reported two more H5N1 avian influenza cases, both in children, raising the country’s total for this year to 34, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.Both patients have been treated with oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and are in stable condition, the WHO said.One is a 14-year-old girl from Damitta governorate who fell ill on Aug 21 and was hospitalized 2 days later. The other patient is 2-year-old girl from Menofyia governorate. She became ill Aug 23 and was admitted to a fever hospital Aug 26, the agency said.The WHO said investigations indicated that both girls had contact with dead and/or sick poultry.Meanwhile, the Egypt-based Web site Strengthening Avian Influenza Detection and Response (SAIDR) reported that sampling triggered by the human case in Menofyia detected the virus yesterday in some household chickens. SAIDR said two other poultry outbreaks were also found yesterday, in Fayoum and Beheira governorates.Of the 34 human H5N1 cases in Egypt this year, 4 have been fatal. The country has had a total of 85 cases and 27 deaths since the avian flu virus arrived in 2006, according to the WHO.With the latest cases, the WHO’s global H5N1 count reached 440 cases with 262 deaths.See also:Aug 31 WHO report on Egypt H5N1 caseshttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_08_31/en/index.htmllast_img read more

Founder of Comlinx Scott Smith has put his family weekender on the market for $1.495 million

first_img87 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.BRISBANE IT boss Scott Smith is hoping to hook a buyer after putting his beachside villa on the market for $1.495 million. The founder of IT company Comlinx said he bought the three-bedroom villa at No. 2/87 Albatross Ave as a weekender in 2010 for $1.16 million. Mr Smith said he was struggling to find time for the villa after buying a large Indooroopilly home.Luke Henderson from John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach said it was difficult to find something for under $2 million in the exclusive neighbourhood.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“The ultra-stylish residence offered potential buyers beachside living without the multi-million price tags neighbouring absolute beachfront mansions,” Mr Henderson said. Mr Henderson said the east-facing villa had ocean views and captured sea breezes.“The villa was designed around a lifestyle of luxury in mind and was created to maximise thenatural light and the ocean views.”The property includes high ceilings, iron bark floors and spacious living areas.“There is a sandstone balcony where ocean views provide the perfect backdrop for a morning coffee.”last_img read more

Dublin’s Connolly could face 12 week ban

first_imgThe G-A-A’s Central Competitions Control Committee will meet tomorrow to review footage that could see Dublin forward Diarmuid Connolly receive a 12-week ban.St Vincent’s clubman Connolly put his hands on the shoulder of linesman Ciaran Branagan when disputing a sideline ball being awarded to Carlow in Dublin’s 0-19 to 0-7 win at O’Moore Park on Saturday.He was not punished for the incident but could be sanctioned under G-A-A Rule 5-point-3-2 which relates to a “minor physical infraction” with officials and carries a minimum 12-week suspension. Tipperary ‘keeper Evan Comerford was suspended for that offence last week.last_img