Mild flu virus found in Illinois ducks

first_img In other avian flu news, the Chinese agriculture ministry late last week announced a new outbreak of H5N1 flu among chickens in northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported yesterday. The H5N1 outbreak killed 985 chickens in Xincheng village in Baotou City, and 8,990 chickens were culled to control the spread of the disease, the Xinhua report said. Mild strains include the “North American” H5N1, which is different from the lethal H5N1 virus strains circulating in Asia, Europe, and Africa. However, low-pathogenic strains sometimes mutate into high-pathogenic forms. Viruses containing H5 and N1 surface proteins (hemagglutinin and neuraminidase) were found in samples from healthy migratory green-winged teals in Fulton County in west-central Illinois, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of the Interior said in a news release. Green-winged teals are commonly hunted, but there is no known health risk to hunters or hunting dogs from contact with low-pathogenic avian flu viruses, federal officials said. China’s last poultry outbreak was in August, among 1,805 ducks in Changsha, the capitol of Hunan province. According to Xinhua, China has reported nine avian flu outbreaks this year. Oct 2, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Initial tests on wild ducks in Illinois suggest they have a low-pathogenic strain of avian influenza, not the deadly H5N1 strain, federal officials said late last week. Of 11 samples obtained from the ducks, five were positive for H5 and were sent to the USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, for confirmation. One of the five samples tested positive for both the H5 and N1 components. Low-pathogenic avian influenza is common in wild birds and can be found in many duck populations, including green-winged teal. Low-pathogenic strains typically cause minor sickness or no noticeable symptoms. See also: Further testing at the NVSL will clarify if one or more of the virus strains are present, identify a specific subtype, and determine the pathogenicity, officials said. Results are expected in 2 to 3 weeks. “However, this does not mean these ducks are infected with an H5N1 strain. It is possible that there could be two separate avian influenza viruses,” the federal agencies said. Since the USDA and DOI announced the expanded wild-bird monitoring program in early August, low-pathogenic H5N1 has been confirmed in Michigan, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Tests are pending on samples from pintail ducks in Montana, though initial results suggested a mild avian flu strain. The samples were collected Sep 24 in the Rice Lake Conservation area as part of an expanded wild bird monitoring program involving the USDA and the lower 48 states. USDA-DOI news release on avian flu in Illinois duckslast_img read more

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97 ‘illegal’ structures in Masamart demolished

first_imgPhoto by iFM Bacolod 943 BACOLOD City – Ninety-seven illegalstructures constructed on Masamart along Bonifacio Street were demolishedyesterday. The vendors must vacate the placeafter the approval of the repealed City Ordinance (CO) 183, series of 1980, totransfer all the sidewalk vendors at the Central Public Market and Masamart inBonifacio Street to Bacolod Vendors’ Plaza in Reclamation Area. Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said thecity has realigned the budget worth P5 million from the building fund tomarket.center_img The City Legal Office’s EnforcementUnit removed vending stalls, makeshift houses, among others.Executive Assistant Ernie Pineda, cluster head on Markets, said the 5-day graceperiod given to the vendors to vacate their kiosks had already lapsed onTuesday. The budget will be utilized for therehabilitation of the Bacolod Vendors’s Plaza to accommodate more vendorsdisplaced by the road clearing operation./PNlast_img read more

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Chelsea Ladies star relishing Japan trip

first_imgStriker Eniola Aluko believes Chelsea Ladies’ trip to Japan for the International Women’s Club Championship will ensure the team are ready to hit the ground running when the Women’s Super League returns next summer.Aluko and co finished seventh last term but have moved quickly to ensure they are a force to be reckoned with in the 2014 season, with England international forward Rachel Williams joining Emma Hayes’ squad.The signing of Williams will add some much-needed steel to the Chelsea side, who now possess a strikeforce to rival any in the country with Aluko and world player of the year nominee Yuki Ogimi already on the books.But before the trio take to the field domestically there is the small matter of the IWCC later this month and next with Chelsea locking horns with teams from Japan, Australia and South America in the Mobcast Cup.And England regular Aluko, whose brother Sone plays for Hull City, can’t wait to take to the field in Japan as Chelsea Ladies represent Europe in the now annual competition.Williams could be key player for Chelsea“It will be a great test, especially against the Japanese teams.  Their retention of the ball and their ability to keep the ball is impressive,” she said.“They play the game in the way it should be played, the Barca-style ‘tiki-taka’ which everybody is trying to emulate.“It’ll be interesting to play against those kinds of teams. Emma Hayes is a big proponent of that style of play so it’ll be interesting to match ourselves against them.“We’ve come off the back of what was a really poor season. We didn’t reach the expectations we needed to.“We lost far too many games. I think we need to really quickly put it behind us and remember what it felt like.“The last thing you can do when you have a bad season is dwell on it. You can only change it and that’s what the coaching staff have done.“They’ve recognised what we needed and what we were missing and they’ve added to it.“I’m really encouraged. I’m going to use the bad experiences and turn it into good energy and do well next season.’Aluko has been a mainstay of the England team since making her debut at the tender age of 17, while she also represented Team GB at the London Olympics last summer.The 26-year-old recently scored in the 4-0 win in Turkey, which leaves England top of their 2015 World Cup qualifying group with four wins from four under the stewardship of caretaker boss Brent Hills.And after a disappointing European Championships in 2013, that saw manager Hope Powell lose her job, Aluko is confident England are back on track and is looking forward to the challenges ahead.“It’s been good for the last three months to look back on wins and put the Euros behind us,” she added.“It’ll be good now to hear who the new manager is going to be so we can crack on.“It’s not really new but it’s certainly a different style. He’s a lot more relaxed, well, it’s a different person.“He has a lot of focus the tempo and energy of play. He’s played some of the younger players in the games and they’ve done well“I’ve got four in four since the Euros and six in eight for England this year. I think I’ve had a strong year, probably the strongest that I’ve had for a long time and my performances have been pretty consistent.”See also:Chelsea Ladies sign Brazilian midfield starChelsea Ladies sign Japan World Cup starChelsea Ladies star sees bright future for women’s football in EnglandChelsea Ladies star shortlisted by Fifa’Excited’ Williams joins Chelsea LadiesChelsea Ladies to head to Japan for Women’s Club ChampionshipChelsea Ladies sign another England starYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Shoulder CT scan

first_imgDefinitionA computed tomography (CT) scan of the shoulder is an imaging method that uses x-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the shoulder.Alternative NamesCAT scan – shoulder; Computed axial tomography scan – shoulder; Computed tomography scan – shoulder; CT scan – shoulderHow the test is performedYou will be asked to lie on a narrow table that slides into the center of the CT scanner.Once you are inside the scanner, the machines x-ray beam rotates around you. (Modern “spiral” scanners can perform the exam without stopping.)A computer creates separate images of the shoulder area, called slices. These images can be stored, viewed on a monitor, or printed on film. Three-dimensional models of the shoulder area can be created by adding the slices together.You must be still during the exam, because movement causes blurred images. You may be told to hold your breath for short periods of time.The scan should take only 10-15 minutes.How to prepare for the testCertain exams require a special dye, called contrast, to be delivered into the body before the test starts. Contrast helps certain areas show up better on the x-rays.Contrast can be given through a vein (IV) in your hand or forearm. If contrast is used, you may also be asked not to eat or drink anything for 4-6 hours before the test.Let your doctor know if you have ever had a reaction to contrast. You may need to take medications before the test in order to safely receive this substance.Before receiving the contrast, tell your health care provider if you take the diabetes medication metformin (Glucophage) because you may need to take extra precautions.If you weigh more than 300 pounds, find out if the CT machine has a weight limit. Too much weight can cause damage to the scanners working parts.advertisementYou will be asked to remove jewelry and wear a hospital gown during the study.How the test will feelSome people may have discomfort from lying on the hard table.Contrast given through an IV may cause a slight burning sensation, a metallic taste in the mouth, and a warm flushing of the body. These sensations are normal and usually go away within a few seconds.Why the test is performedCT rapidly creates detailed pictures of the shoulder. The test may help diagnose or detect:A dislocation, fracture, or other shoulder injuryEvaluate the soft tissue such as rotator cuff tendonsAbscess or infectionThe cause of pain or other problems in the shoulder joint when MRI cannot be doneMasses and tumors, including cancerThis test may also help guide a surgeon to the right area during a biopsy in the shoulder area.Normal ValuesResults are considered normal if the shoulder being examined is normal in appearance.What abnormal results meanAbnormal results may be due to:Abscess (collection of pus)Bone tumors or cancerDislocated shoulderShoulder fractureWhat the risks areRisks of CT scans include:Being exposed to radiationAllergic reaction to contrast dyeCT scans do expose you to more radiation than regular x-rays. Having many x-rays or CT scans over time may increase your risk for cancer. However, the risk from any one scan is small. You and your doctor should weigh this risk against the benefits of getting a correct diagnosis for a medical problem.Some people have allergies to contrast dye. Let your doctor know if you have ever had an allergic reaction to injected contrast dye.The most common type of contrast given into a vein contains iodine. If a person with an iodine allergy is given this type of contrast, nausea or vomiting, sneezing, itching, or hives may occur.If you absolutely must be given such contrast, your doctor may give you antihistamines (such as Benadryl) or steroids before the test.The kidneys help remove iodine out of the body. Those with kidney disease or diabetes may need to receive extra fluids after the test to help flush the iodine out of the body.Rarely, the dye may cause a life-threatening allergic response called anaphylaxis. If you have any trouble breathing during the test, you should notify the scanner operator immediately. Scanners come with an intercom and speakers, so the operator can hear you at all times.ReferencesDeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez?s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 17.Perez EA. Fractures of the Shoulder, Arm, and Forearm. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa:Mosby Elsevier;2012:chap 57. advertisementGrainger RG, Thomsen HS, Morcos SK, Koh DM, Roditi G. Intravascular contrast media for radiology, CT, and MRI. In: Adam A, Dixon AK, eds. Grainger & Allisons Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 2.Shaw AS, Dixon AK. Multidetector computed tomography. In: Adam A, Dixon AK, eds. Grainger & Allisons Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 4.Review Date:1/17/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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16 days agoMcLean tips Chelsea youngster Gilmour tipped for massive career

first_imgMcLean tips Chelsea youngster Gilmour tipped for massive careerby Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City midfielder Kenny McLean believes that his fellow countryman Barry Gilmour can go to the very top.The Chelsea youth team player is seen as one of the most promising talents in his age group.While he has not made his Scotland debut, he has featured for the Chelsea first team this season.And McLean believes that Gilmour has the talent to become a world class player.McLean told the Daily Record: “I’ve no doubt he’s going to have a massive international career and a massive future in the game but it’s up to the manager.”He’s played a couple of games at Chelsea now and that speaks for itself. His potential doesn’t even need spoken about, he’s that good.”He’s a level-headed boy. He just wants to do better and learn and when you get that in a young player, with any experience he can get it’s only going to get even better.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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4 days agoArsenal seek new defender signing

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal seek new defender signingby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are likely to sign another defender next summer, according to reports.David Luiz, Kieran Tierney and William Saliba were all signed by the Gunners this summer.But football.london says Unai Emery wants more reinforcements when the transfer window rolls around next summer.The North London outfit have conceded 11 goals in their eight games so far this season. last_img read more

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Indiana Basketball Fans Have Launched TomCreanBuyout.com

first_imgWebsite devoted to Tom Crean's buyout.Tom Crean has put together a very talented Hoosiers roster, but many fans aren’t thrilled with the results. Crean took over a program that was hit hard by NCAA violations under head coach Kelvin Sampson, and went 28-66 in his first three years in Bloomington, before leading IU back to the NCAA Tournament in 2011-12 and 2012-13, when it reached back to back Sweet Sixteens. Crean’s program was a disappointing 17-15 last season, and is 19-11 this season, and right on the cusp of the NCAA Tournament. We’ve seen unhappy fans launch websites calling for coaches’ jobs before, but the unhappy Indiana fans have taken a bit of a different approach. Someone has launched www.tomcreanbuyout.com, which provides information on the cost to buyout Crean’s large contract. http://www.tomcreanbuyout.com/http://www.tomcreanbuyout.com/Indiana is set to bring back most of its roster next year, barring possible NBA Draft departures, and stand a solid shot at making this year’s NCAA Tournament. We expect Crean to be back, but it is certainly understandable why Hoosier fans’ patience is running short.last_img read more

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Agriculture Dept launches 2nd round of payments to farmers

first_imgWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has authorized the Agriculture Department to launch the second and final round of $11 billion in trade mitigation payments to farmers hard hit by tariffs.In a tweet on Monday, Trump said he is fulfilling a promise to protect farmers against “unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.”The Trump administration in July announced it would provide up to $12 billion to offset losses from Trump’s trade disputes with China and other countries.The first round of checks went out in September.In total, producers of almonds, corn, cotton, dairy, hogs, sorghum, soybeans, fresh sweet cherries and wheat will receive roughly $9.5 billion. Soybean farmers will get the largest share.Roughly $1.2 billion is earmarked for a food purchase and distribution program and $200 million to promote trade.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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City of Fort St John Canada Day Events Schedule

first_imgThe Canada Day schedule is as follows:8 am Free Pancake Breakfast at the Fort St. John Firehall10 am – 11 am Pre Parade Entertainers (100 St) including performers from HulaHoop Circus.10 am – 4 pm Classic Car Show & Shine on 100 Street10 am – 4 pm Farmers Market located at the Old Visitor Centre lot11 am – 12 pm Parade (scroll down to view parade route map)11 am – 4 pm Food Trucks12 pm Mayor`s Kick Off & Opening ceremonies in Centennial Park – Opening Remarks, National Anthem, Land Blessing, Mayor’s remarks, Thank you to our sponsors (bring your lawn chair or a blanket to sit and enjoy)12 pm- 4 pm Family Activities in Centennial Park – Bouncy castles, balloon animals, face painting, Mini Golf with the Fort St John Public Library, roving entertainers, live entertainment, carnival games, spray park and more!10:45 pm Tim Hortons Canada Day Fireworks at Surerus Park.  (Parking at this location is crowded, please do your best to carpool, walk, bike, or watch from an alternate location)Here is a copy of the Canada Day Parade Route FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Monday, July 1st, 2019, come downtown to celebrate the national day with the community of Fort St. John for Canada Day.An exciting day has been planned for this Canada Day with multiple events held around the downtown core. Start your day with a pancake breakfast and end your day with a bang at the fireworks display.These are free family-friendly events to celebrate Canada turning 152 years old.last_img
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For unlawfully setting off Diwali fireworks Singapore PIO jailed

first_imgSingapore: An Indian-origin man in Singapore has been jailed for three weeks and fined 5,000 dollars for setting off fireworks close to a housing complex during Diwali celebrations in the country last year. Jeevan Arjoon, 29, bought the firecrackers from Little India shopping precinct and unlawfully lit them at 3.30 AM as Diwali night stunt on November 6, 2018, The New Paper reported on Friday. The fireworks, shot up to seven-storey, were laud enough to be heard from the neighbouring public housing estate of Yishun. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe display lasted for five minutes. No one was hurt and there was no damage to any property, according to the report. District Judge Marvin Bay said the court has to take a strict view of Jeevan’s use and possession of fireworks, and sentenced him to three weeks’ jail and 5,000 Singapore dollars (USD 3,685) on Thursday. He said the detonation of fireworks can cause serious injuries and pose a risk of fire, noting that they were set off close to public housing. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe judge said that setting off fireworks at 3 AM could also cause considerable alarm to the public, particularly in this time of heightened concerns over possible acts of terrorism. Jeevan, who was unrepresented, said in his mitigation that he was the sole breadwinner of his family and was taking care of his mother-in-law who was diabetic and blind. The man, who had a record of giving false information to a public servant in 2017, was also convicted of giving false information to a police officer during investigation into the firework incident. He had tried to put the blame on someone else.last_img read more

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