Vietnam reports two new H5N1 cases, one fatal

first_imgFeb 14, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Health officials in Vietnam reported today that the H5N1 virus has struck two men in two of the country’s northern provinces, killing a 40-year-old and sickening a 27-year-old, according to media reports.Nguyen Huy Nga, director of the health ministry’s preventive medicine department, said the 40-year-old man was from Hai Duong province, about 40 miles southeast of Hanoi, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. If the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms the man’s illness, he will be recorded as Vietnam’s 103rd case-patient and its 49th death from the virus.The man died yesterday, 6 days after he was admitted to Vietnam’s tropical disease hospital in Hanoi, Nga told the AP.Dong Van Chuc, director of the provincial animal health department, said nine of the man’s 12 fighting cocks have died since late January, the AP reported. However, Reuters reported today that health officials said the man and his family ate two chickens that had died suspiciously and that poultry deaths have been reported in his neighborhood. Health workers are also monitoring his family members for signs of the disease.Meanwhile, Central Vietnam Television reported today that samples from a 27-year-old man from Ninh Binh province tested positive for the H5N1 virus, according to Xinhua, China’s state news agency. If the man’s illness is confirmed by the WHO, he will be listed as Vietnam’s 104th case-patient.The man was admitted to a Hanoi hospital 2 days ago, where he remains in critical condition, the country’s state-run Vietnam Television reported last night, according to a report today from Reuters. The health ministry said he had slaughtered two sick chickens on Jan 31, the report said.The two patients are Vietnam’s second and third reported to be infected with the H5N1 virus in 2008. Vietnam has the second-highest avian flu case count, after Indonesia. For now, without the two latest patients, the WHO’s total for the country stands at 102 cases and 48 deaths, compared with 127 cases in Indonesia and 103 deaths.last_img read more

Antique cops to intensify drive vs ‘loose firearms’

first_imgEscobar added that of the 182firearms, 119 were surrendered loose firearms or had no licenses while thelicenses of 63 others had already expired.  Escobar said last year’s campaignreduced the index crime incidents in the province, citing 40 cases of murder,compared to 45 cases in 2018; and 19 theft cases, as against 31 cases in 2018.(With a report from PNA/PN) As part of their intensified campaign,Escobar said every police station in the 18 towns of the province would berequired to have a weekly accomplishment report on surrendered firearms. Lieutenant Colonel Norby Escobar, Deputy Director for Operations of the Antique Police Provincial Office, said the operation of the “Bahay Silangan” or rehabilitation center for “drug offenders” in the province will begin this month. PNA/ANNABEL CONSUELO PETINGLAY With the revitalized campaign, policeofficers will again visit the homes of gun-owners who have expired gunlicenses, otherwise they will be penalized, he added. “Owners of firearms with expiredlicenses are encouraged to deposit it first at the police stations, pending therelease of their license renewal,” he said. SAN JOSE, Antique – The provincialpolice office here said it will boost its campaign against loose firearms thisyear. Lieutenant Colonel Norby Escobar,Deputy Director for Operations of the Antique Provincial Police Office, said atotal of 182 firearms were surrendered to various municipal police stations inthe province due to their campaign last year.  “If the gun-owners will not surrendertheir firearms, then the police will be forced to apply for a search warrant,”he added.  last_img read more

Milan Food Pantry open Monday

first_imgMILAN, Ind. — the Feed my Sheep Food Pantry and Bridge of Hope Worship Center is open the second Monday of each month from 6-8 PM.The pantry is located off of State Road 129 in Milan.For more information please call 812-654-2350.last_img