Vietnam reports 43rd H5N1 death

first_imgJun 18, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A Vietnamese health ministry official announced 2 days ago that a 20-year-old man had died of H5N1 avian influenza, marking the country’s first death from the disease in about 18 months.Trinh Quan Huan, Vietnam’s vice health minister, told Vietnam News Agency (VNA) that the man fell ill on Jun 2 and died on Jun 10, two days after he was hospitalized, according to an Associated Press (AP) report today.VNA reported that the man’s family raised about two dozen fighting cocks and some ducks, the AP story said.If the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms the man’s case, as well as four other cases reported by Vietnam over the past few weeks, the country’s H5N1 case count will rise to 98, with 43 deaths. For now, the WHO count for Vietnam stands at 93 cases and 42 deaths.Two Vietnamese patients who were recently diagnosed with H5N1 infections have been released from hospitals, while two others remain under care, according to the AP report. All are from northern provinces, and all were reported to have had contact with sick or dead birds.Vietnam has been battling several poultry H5N1 outbreaks since early May. Animal-health officials today announced that almost 700 ducks and chickens died at eight farms in Bac Giang province in northern Vietnam, bringing the number of affected provinces to 16, Reuters reported.”Bird flu virus is widely present in the environment and has infected many poultry flocks. Therefore, it can happen anywhere now,” said a government statement quoting Deputy Agriculture Minister Bui Ba Bong, according to the Reuters report.The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently published a report on its investigation of Vietnam’s recent bird outbreaks. It attributed the unseasonable outbreaks to an increase in the numbers of ducks, many unvaccinated, that were released to graze on newly harvested rice paddies.Meanwhile, agriculture officials in Bangladesh said today that H5N1 avian flu has spread to two farms in Jaipurhat district, prompting the culling of 7,000 chickens, according to a Reuters story.The outbreaks, which began in March, have now affected 14 of the country’s 64 districts, the Reuters report said. Bangladesh has had no confirmed human H5N1 cases.See also:WHO H5N1 case countJun 7 FAO reporthttp://www.fao.org/avianflu/news/vietnam.htmllast_img read more

Liverpool one game from EPL title after thrashing Palace

first_imgTrent Alexander-Arnold’s stunning 23rd minute free kick beat the visitors’ defensive wall and goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey before nestling in the top corner to give Liverpool a deserved lead on their way to a 23rd consecutive Anfield win in the Premier League.Salah doubled the hosts’ advantage in the 44th minute, latching onto Fabinho’s lofted through-ball before beating Palace full-back Patrick van Aanholt to score past Hennessey from close range.Fabinho added a third on 55 minutes with a long-range rocket of a strike from around 30 yards out that left Hennessey no chance. Loading… Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayRihanna Is Getting Her Own Museum In BarbadosPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThis Is The First Meme Ever, According To The Internet14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Read Also: Video: Vinicius clips Real Madrid in front against Real MallorcaSalah turned provider from Liverpool’s defensive half for the fourth goal after 69 minutes, an incisive first-time through-ball playing in Sadio Mane to bend a shot into the corner of the net.Second-placed Manchester City play on Thursday against Chelsea and should they fail to win Liverpool will be crowned champions of the Premier League.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Liverpool moved within one game of the Premier League title after returning to their irrepressible best to beat Crystal Palace 4-0 on Wednesday night. Liverpool cruised to victory against Crystal Palace A goalless draw against Everton on Sunday had raised questions about Jurgen Klopp’s side following the return of the Premier League earlier this month.Advertisement What did you miss? The latest from Europe’s top leagues But the Liverpool manager made four changes to the side that struggled in the Merseyside derby, restoring Mohamed Salah, Andrew Robertson and Georginio Wijnaldum to the starting line-up in the process and he wasn’t made to wait long for any doubts to be dismissed.last_img read more