West Nile fever can be lengthy, serious illness
Sep 8, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – West Nile fever, usually considered a relatively benign manifestation of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, can be a prolonged, serious illness, according to a study published Sep 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.The authors, led by John T. Watson, MD, MSc, of the Chicago Department of Public Health, write that most West Nile studies have focused on patients who contract meningitis or encephalitis. However, three serologic studies in the United States and Romania showed that those conditions occur in only about 1 in 150 infected people, the researchers note. Of the approximately 20% of infected people who have symptoms, most have West Nile fever only.West Nile fever is generally described as a febrile illness of sudden onset lasting 3 to 6 days, with malaise, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, eye pain, headache, sore muscles, and rash. Interviews with 98 Illinois residents who contracted nonparalytic West Nile fever in 2002, however, revealed a more debilitating, longer-lasting illness.The authors located former West Nile patients through public health agency records. The Illinois Department of Public Health tested cerebrospinal fluid and blood specimens submitted for suspected arboviral infection in 2002 and notified local health authorities of the results. People with positive results who didn’t have paralytic fever, meningitis, or encephalitis were considered to have West Nile fever; 331 cases met this definition. One hundred forty of those people lived in the jurisdictions of cooperating health departments. Of that number, the authors were able to contact and interview 98.The authors report that 63% of the respondents said they had symptoms for at least 30 days, and the median time for full recovery was about 2 months. Fatigue was the most commonly reported symptom. Ninety-four respondents said they had felt exhausted for a median of 36 days. More than half of respondents reported fever, headache, muscle pain, muscle weakness, rash, neck pain or stiffness, and difficulty concentrating, the study said. The median duration of muscle weakness was 28 days.West Nile fever also kept people home, causing 57 respondents to miss a median of 10 days of work or school. Thirty respondents had been hospitalized, with a median stay of 5 days. The rest received outpatient medical care, and nine people reported having physical or occupational therapy.The researchers suggest that the severe illness reported might be due to changes in the virus. They recommend mandatory reporting of West Nile fever to facilitate timely public health interventions such as mosquito control.Watson J, Pertel P, Jones R, et al. Clinical characteristics and functional outcomes of West Nile fever. Ann Intern Med 2004:141(5):360 [Abstract]
Surge in data traffic expected during Idul Fitri as more people stay home
The estimated increase this year was slightly higher than the 20 percent to 30 percent increase seen in the corresponding period last year because of large-scale social restrictions to curb the COVID-19 outbreak, with school and offices temporarily closed and many religious and public events banned.The fast-spreading coronavirus has infected people in at least 32 provinces of the country. As of Wednesday, 240 patients have died of the disease while 222 people have recovered.Read also: Telkomsel reports 16 percent jump in broadband traffic as people follow physical distancing rulesEven with more and more people expected to stay at home, the minister said, the bandwidth currently offered by cellular operators should be able to sustain the rising demand.Between February 16 and March 29, Indonesians’ length of stay at home increased by 15 percent, according to data released on April 1 by American multinational tech giant Google. Their movement to transit stations correspondingly declined by 54 percent, to parks by 52 percent, to retail and recreational places by 47 percent, to grocery and pharmaceutical stores by 27 percent as well as to offices by 15 percent.“We are ensuring the availability of adequate bandwidth with the operators,” said Johnny, a NasDem Party politician. “We have yet to see any extraordinary increase. It is still under control and the capacity of existing bandwidth [is sufficient].”Johnny added he was concerned about hoaxes related to the novel coronavirus circulating on the internet as people spend more time online.Topics : The Communications and Information Ministry is expecting national data traffic to rise by up to 40 percent during Idul Fitri, set to take place on May 24, as people may be staying at home to avoid contracting the novel coronavirus.Since the government issued the stay-at-home order in March, the ministry has recorded a 5 percent to 10 percent increase in data traffic compared to normal levels.“We are working with cellular operators to anticipate an increase ranging from 30 percent to 40 percent in data traffic during Ramadan and Idul Fitri,” Communications and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate said in a statement released on Wednesday.
Hollywell the Gold Coast’s top performing suburb
The property at 2/256 Bayview St, Hollywell is one Harcourts Coastal Broadbeach agent Tim Zampech sold recently. The property at 14 Gladiolus Court, Hollywell is on Professionals Vertullo Real Estate agent Steve Taber sold recently. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 The property at 2/256 Bayview St, Hollywell is one Harcourts Coastal Broadbeach agent Tim Zampech sold recently.He said many people bought in the area because it was more affordable than neighbouring Runaway Bay and Paradise Point yet they still got to enjoy the popular suburbs’ benefits.“I think the reason it’s done so well is that it sits right between Runaway Bay and Paradise Point, which have both been very strong performing suburbs,” he said.“Paradise Point is red hot all the time, Hollywell is the next best thing because it’s right next door.“I remember telling people about Hollywell 10 years ago and they’d say, ‘where?’.“No one even really knows about it.”REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson backed Mr Zampech’s claims, explaining the suburbs was a “hidden gem”.“It does sit on the boundary of suburbs with some big prices,” he said.“You still get everything the other suburbs offer.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHe said high prices paid for some of the suburb’s waterfront properties could also have bumped the figure up.However, Professionals Vertullo Real Estate agent Steve Taber said the suburb offered house hunters much more affordable waterfront properties compared to its neighbours. The property at 14 Gladiolus Court, Hollywell is on Professionals Vertullo Real Estate agent Steve Taber sold recently.“The strong portion of the market is dry houses though, between $700,000 and $1 million,” he said.Hope Island, Highland Park and Ormeau Hills also made the list of top performing suburbs in Queensland coming in 21st, 60th and 68th place respectively. 1. Blackwater – 151.3 per cent2. Spring Mountain – 103.6 per cent3. Collinsville – 46.2 per cent4. Minyama – 45.8 per cent5. Hamilton – 32.9 per cent6. Hollywell – 30.5%7. Miles – 23.5 per cent8. Mount Coolum – 21.9 per cent9. Dundowran Beach – 21. 5 per cent10. Boonah – 21.3 per cent(Source: REIQ QMM June 2018) Four Gold Coast suburbs recorded double digit capital growth over the past year, according to a new REIQ report.A GOLD Coast suburb has recorded a surprising surge in property value over the past year, making it one of the top performing suburbs in Queensland.Hollywell recorded 30.5 per cent capital growth in the 12 months to June, according to latest Real Estate Institute of Queensland research.The northern suburb, which now has a median price of $810,000, claimed sixth place on a list of 68 Queensland suburbs that recorded double digit capital growth during the period.Property experts were surprised by the jump, explaining it was a relatively small suburb with a low population.However, Harcourts Coastal Broadbeach agent Tim Zampech, who owned a property in the area with his family, understood the appeal. TOP PERFORMING SUBURBS IN SOUTHEAST QLD
Japan floods leave 20 dead
A car stands vertically on a muddy road after being washed away by flood, in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, Sunday, July 5, 2020. KYODO NEWS VIA AP Rescue helicopters and boats plucked more people from their homes in the Kumamoto region. Up to 10,000 defense troops, the coast guard and fire brigades are taking part in the operation. TOKYO – Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left about 20 people confirmed or presumed dead hampered search and rescue operations on Sunday in southern Japan, including at elderly home facilities where more than a dozen perished and scores are still stranded. Large areas along the Kuma River were swallowed by floodwaters with many houses, buildings and vehicles submerged almost up to their roofs. Mudslides smashed into houses, sending people atop rooftops waiving at rescuers. (AP)
2 persons injured in road accident
BACOLOD City – Two persons were hurt in a road accident in Barangay Luna, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. The 35-year-old James Colonia and 21-year-old Rosa Ann Galang – all residents of the village – sustained body injuries, a police report showed. According to police investigators, the incident happened around 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 5. Atillo, meanwhile, was detained in the lockup cell of the Cadiz City police station, facing charges./PN Galang and Colonia were brought to the Cadiz District Hospital for medical treatment. The former was later transferred to a hospital in this city. A tanker truck driven by Allan Atillo, 53, of Mandaue City, Cebu hit a tricycle Galang was riding and then Colonia who was at a waiting shed.
Red-hot Geraghty out on his Own
The two-mile Grade One appeared a good opportunity for Arkle Trophy runner-up Champagne Fever to regain winning ways for Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh and the 5-4 favourite was soon bowling along towards the head of affairs, but was never allowed to dictate matters, firstly being pressed by Arnaud until Alan King’s Aintree winner Balder Succes ranged up to challenge leaving the back straight. The big two swung for home ready to fight it out, but first Champagne Fever dropped away and then outsiders God’s Own and Moscow Mannon began to bridge the gap. Press Association God’s Own came with a withering late run in the hands of Barry Geraghty to spring a huge surprise in the Ryanair Novice Chase at Punchestown. Balder Succes did his best to fend them off, but having benefited from more patient rides, that pair went to the front after the final fence and it was 25-1 shot God’s Own who got the better of 20-1 chance Moscow Mannon by half a length. Balder Succes ran with plenty of credit in third, but Champagne Fever was ultimately disappointing. Geraghty said: “We went plenty quick and I was always close enough but I was on the stretch a little bit. He was a little bit slow three out but I was still hopeful and he pinged the last and it won the race for him. “I had a question mark about Champagne Fever going into the race and all we could do was follow him and try to beat him and thankfully we beat him today.” Gloucestershire-based George said: “He had a couple of lengths to find with Balder Succes on his Kempton run earlier in the season, but we knew he’d be a better horse in the spring and we were happier coming here. “We purposely hadn’t run him (since February), so he’d be a novice for next season. Barry was excellent on him, but I’m sorry for Paddy Brennan who has done all the work on him. “He was a very hard horse when he was a young horse and has taken a lot of handling, but he was always very talented and we knew he’d be very good. He’s a stayer and he’ll get further in time. He’s almost half-mad and Barry said he goes down to the last and he really wants to do it.” It was a welcome change of luck for the trainer after stable star Module had to be pulled up in Tuesday’s Boylesports.com Champion Chase having being badly hampered by the fall of Hidden Cyclone. He said: “This week hasn’t really gone our way so far and I said to Barry beforehand, ‘let’s try and complete the course on this one!'”
Other Sports On National Sports Day, A Bharat Ratna For Dhyan Chand Could Have Been An Apt Tribute
New Delhi: August 29 is National Sports Day in India. The occasion celebrates the birth of Major Dhyan Chand, the hockey wizard who put India on the global sporting map before any other sportsmen ever did. Dhyan Chand’s wizardry in the game of hockey has been well-documented for many decades. In previous years, the government used to conduct functions on National Sports Day to award the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and other sports awards. Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Khelo India Youth Games was launched in 2018 to promote Grassroots development for Sports in India while in 2019, on Dhyan Chand’s 114th birthday, the Prime Minister launched the ‘Fit India’ campaign at the Indira Gandhi Stadium. At the launch of the Fit India Movement, Prime Minister Modi remarked, “On this day a great sportsperson was born, Major Dhyan Chand. He amazed the world with his his fitness, stamina, and hockey stick.” While all the efforts from the government are praiseworthy to a certain extent, the broad fact remains that movements like Khelo India and Fit India seem empty tributes to Dhyan Chand. Dhyan Chand helped India to three Olympic gold medals in the years – 1928, 1932 and 1936. He had scored over 400 goals in 22 years, spanning from 1926 to 1948. He was bestowed with India’s third-highest civilian honour, Padma Bhushan in 1956 while the Major Dhyan Chand Award is the highest award for lifetime achievement in sports and games in India. However, there is still one major award that has eluded Dhyan Chand and there is a demand that he be given this honour even today. The Bharat Ratna is India’s highest civilian award in the country. The award is conferred “in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order”. Many prominent personalities who have boosted India’s image on the world stage have gotten this award. Some politicians decided to give the award to themselves while some who are not deserving have gotten this accolade, except Dhyan Chand. On every Quora thread and articles on Dhyan Chand, the major question that millions of sports fans are asking ‘Why no Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand?’ There was a major uproar when Sachin Tendulkar was given the award in 2014. Tendulkar also had big achievements on the cricket field. There is no dispute of that. But, to give it to Tendulkar, who represents a sport which is a religion in India and not to Dhyan Chand who gave India glory in the Olympics is not a fitting tribute to a person after whom National Sports Day is celebrated.Olympics, where there is a participation of over 100 countries has greater glory while cricket, which is played full-time in 10-12 countries in addition to some 60-70 nations which have associate status and not mainstream has a lesser following. Olympic glory for many sportsmen has massive importance while World Cup cricket glory is like a storm in a tea cup. Dhyan Chand put India on the sporting world map. India got their first gold medals in hockey all due to Dhyan Chand and his excellence. With every year, the genius of Dhyan Chand has transcended generations and eras. Prime Minister Narendra Modi could have capped off the Fit India campaign by announcing that Dhyan Chand would be the recipient of the Bharat Ratna. Afterall, the erstwhile Prime Minister’s Office in 2014 had ignored the name of Dhyan Chand for the Bharat Ratna and awarded it to Tendulkar. In India, getting recognition often takes time. Even legends are not immune to it. One continues to harbour hope that Dhyan Chand, in addition to several accolades under his name, gets the one award which he is truly entitled to. The onus is now on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that Dhyan Chand is the Bharat Ratna in the near future. The onus is also on sports fans in India, who need to go beyond Twitter tributes and TV programs and demand a Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand.DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by the author in this article are personal. News Nation does not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the organisation or its members. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Dhyan Chand has never been honoured with the Bharat Ratna.National Sports Day in India is celebrated on August 29, Dhyan Chand’s birthday.Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Fit India’ campaign in the 2019 National Sports Day event.
â€˜Why Sunday Mba, Three Others Have Been Asked To Goâ€™
Turkish Super League new entrants, Yeni Malatyaspor’s coach, Ertugrul Saglam, has revealed the reasons for the club’s decision to end their contract with former Super Eagles attacking midfielder Sunday Mba and three other players, and expressly asked them to seek new career opportunities elsewhere, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.Barely four days before the commencement of the new Turkish league season, Malatyaspor Saglam, told Fanatik that the former Warri Wolves midfielder and three other players have been informed to seek offers elsewhere.Mba, Dialiba, Ayite and Ahmet Aras are now surplus to requirement and would no longer be part of the club’s projects. The no nonsense manager said the club has bounced back from rock-bottom and is now faced with a daunting task of remaining afloat in the Turkish Super Lig.He told Fanatik that Malatyaspor are bent on signing on top quality players capable of helping the club rub shoulders with Turkish league heavyweights.“I want to explain to you that when we first came to Malatya, after the signing, we saw that the players we were working with last year, and during the pre-season were far away from modernity and far from Super League standards. We have to let them leave,” Saglam told Fanatik on Tuesday.“With the permission of Allah, Malatyaspor will continue to work in the Super League, where he will achieve great, modern and great achievements for many years.”Mba played a total number of 26 games last seaso, scoring just 2 goals raising questions about his readiness to fight for place in the team as the club joined Turkish football elites in the Super Lig.He made his senior international debut in the Nigeria’s 0â€“0 draw with Angola in January 2012 and scored a brace against Liberia in his second game.The former Bastia FC midfielder came into limelight at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after scoring the winning goal in Nigeria’s 2â€“1 quarter-final win over CÃ´te d’Ivoire.He went on to write his name in gold after scoring another winning goal in the final match against Burkina Faso to help the Super Eagles win their third Africa Cup of Nations title.Mba was part of Nigeriaâ€™s squad at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. He last featured for Super Eagles in a FIFA 2010 World Cup qualifying match against Harambee Stars of Kenya in NairobiShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s 42-14 drubbing at the hands of Boston College
Without starting quarterback Eric Dungey and starting running back Dontae Strickland, Syracuse (4-8, 2-6 Atlantic Coast) floundered against Boston College (7-5, 4-4), 42-14. Rex Culpepper started under center for Syracuse, and had a respectable performance, chucking 24 completions on 34 attempts for 280 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Moe Neal had a solid game in Strickland’s absence — 13 carries for 88 yards. But it was the A.J. Dillon show Saturday in the Carrier Dome. Dillon, the Eagles freshman starting tailback, rushed 23 times for 193 yards and three touchdowns, burying the Orange. Our beat writers discuss the loss and the end of Syracuse’s season. Published on November 25, 2017 at 11:33 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments
Irish hero Houghton to appear in Tipp town next Sunday
Ray Houghton will line out for the Irish Masters side against St Michael’s in an exhibition match at Cooke Park in Tipp Town on Sunday evening.The game is part of the FAI’s Festival of Football, which is taking place in Tipperary this year.Chief Executive of Irish Masters Football David Hall says Ray still has many of the skills that made him a star.