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first_imgApr 29, 2009Dr. Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization, today raised the agency’s pandemic alert level to phase 5, one notch below a full-scale influenza pandemic, signaling that it’s time for all countries to prepare. [Margaret Chan’s statement]The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today reported a total of 91 confirmed cases of swine flu in 10 states, with 51 cases in New York City. Besides New York, affected states and case numbers are Arizona, 1; California, 14; Indiana, 1; Kansas, 2; Massachusetts, 2; Michigan, 2; Nevada, 1; Ohio, 1, and Texas, 16. [CDC swine flu page]Fukuda said the WHO knew of 114 confirmed swine flu cases in seven countries as of 5 p.m. Geneva time today. These included 13 in Canada, 64 (with 1 death) in the United States, 26 (with 7 deaths) in Mexico, 2 in Israel, 4 in Spain, 2 in the United Kingdom, and 3 in New Zealand.A 22-month-old boy from Mexico City died in a Houston, Tex., hospital earlier this week, marking the first swine flu death in the United States and the first outside Mexico, the Texas Department of Health Services reported today. The boy’s close contacts have remained healthy, officials said. [TDHS news release]Germany reported three swine flu cases and Austria reported one, according to a Reuters report today. The patients included a Bavarian couple in their 30s, a 22-year-old woman from Hamburg, and a 28-year-old Austrian.New York and Indiana have received their full allotments of influenza antivirals from the Strategic National Stockpile, and all other states will receive theirs by May 3, Dr. Richard Besser, acting CDC director, said in a press briefing held by the US Department of Health and Human Services.A “reference strain” of the swine flu H1N1 virus has been isolated by the CDC and sent to vaccine manufacturers, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said at the HHS briefing, adding that limited pilot lots of vaccine could be available for human trials in “early fall.”The US Food and Drug Administration has organized its swine-flu response into an “incident management” structure of seven teams—vaccine, antivirals, personal protective equipment, blood needs, diagnostic research, shortages, and consumer protection—acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Joshua Sharfstein said at the HHS briefing.Viral geneticist Andrew Rambaut, from the University of Edinburgh, told Wired magazine yesterday that the H1N1 virus detected in the global swine flu outbreak doesn’t have human or avian components, but is instead a reassortment of two pig viruses, North American and Eurasian, which have never been detected in pigs or humans before. Two other experts, and reportedly a document from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), confirmed the findings.Only 3 of 14 US swine flu patients with known travel histories had been in Mexico, the CDC said in an MMWR Dispatch last night. Forty of the 64 confirmed cases were not linked to travel or to another confirmed case. [Apr 28 MMWR Dispatch]Between Apr 19 and 27, federal officials checked 15 sick travelers entering the United States from Mexico and confirmed that 2 of them had swine flu, the CDC said in the MMWR Dispatch. Nine travelers remained in isolation pending further evaluation, and four travelers were released.last_img read more


Dominican women to celebrate Women Lord’s Day on Sunday

first_img Tweet 93 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharecenter_img FaithLifestyleLocalNews Dominican women to celebrate Women Lord’s Day on Sunday by: – June 18, 2011 Sharing is caring! Photo credit: turnbacktogod.comAll female members of the Roseau, Layou, Portsmouth, Clifton, Calibishie, Wesley and Marigot Methodist Churches in the Dominica Circuit will be celebrating MCCA Women Lord’s Day on Sunday June 19, 2011.Women Lord’s Day is celebrated in June of every year around the Connexion. The MCCA Women is the umbrella organization for all women’s groups and organizations in the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas (MCCA).Its objective is to enable women in the MCCA to deepen their personal commitment to Jesus Christ, and to enrich fellowship, training and service. The event seeks to foster among Methodist Women, such relationships as are consistent with these objectives.On the day of the event, women will occupy the pulpit in all seven congregations around the island.Later in the day, all Methodist women will gather at the Layou Methodist Church for the Women’s Rally to be held at 3:30pm.The theme for the rally is “ A people available to God: Women availing themselves in God’s Vineyard.” The Guest speaker will be Sis. Doris Langlais from the Mt. Wallis (Portsmouth) Congregation.Also, women within the Circuit will be recognized for their valuable and dedicated service to women’s work, church and community. One MCCA woman and one Women’s Group will be recognized and receive the Georgina Liburd and Neva Edwards Awards as the MCCA Woman and MCCA Women’s Group of the year.The highlight of the rally is the presentation on women in the bible. Groups were encouraged to research any woman and make a presentation in either dance, song, choral speech or dramatic presentation.According to the Chairperson of the Women’s Commission, Romualda Hyacinth, the day will be an awesome one not only for Methodist Women, but for all Methodists.“We are mandated to spread scriptural holiness and I think this is a good start. I hope that we’ll just go from step to step to greater heights,” she said.“I think we are all willing and able to do anything God puts in our way to make a difference and I am really thrilled that the women will make this day a success,” she added.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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I struggled with injury at 2010 World Cup – Echiejile

first_img The former Bendel Insurance defender was named in the Super Eagles 23-man squad as a back up for Taye Taiwo at the first-ever world cup on African soil. Echiejile made his world cup debut in Nigeria’s second group match against Greece after Taye Taiwo suffered an injury in the first match against Argentina. Unfortunately, he got injured in the match against the Greeks, and he was forced to play through pain against South Korea when he replaced an injured Joseph Yobo at half time. “In 2010 I was at the World Cup, and we had a Swedish coach Lars Lagerback who took over from Shuaibu Amodu, and at the end of the day we had preparatory games before the tournament,” Echiejile told the Super Eagles Media Team on Instagram Live.Advertisement Loading… “Most of the players might be tired, from one injury to another injury, but at the end of the day, we were able to have a fair tournament. It’s not easy in the World Cup to play three games, but we had a fair tournament. “For we the young players it was a good eye-opener for us to get to see the world stage of football and it was something great, this is really the big stage. “Injury didn’t allow me as a person to really enjoy the tournament, but that is football, you just have to accept it and move on which I did”. The former Monaco defender was also part of the Super Eagles squad to the 2018 FIFA world cup in Russia. Still, he was unable to make an appearance in the competition as the Super Eagles crashed out in the first round. read also:Elderson Echiejile goes spiritual craves divine favour Echiejile is currently without a club after leaving Finnish club, Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi in 2019 by mutual consent. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Top 9 Oddest Underwater Discoveries No One Can ExplainWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?The 18 Most Visited Cities In The World Former Super Eagles left-back, Elderson Echiejile, has revealed that he struggled with injury at the 2010 FIFA world cup in South Africa.last_img read more

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