See also: The miner, aged 29, became ill on Jul 4, was hospitalized 3 days later, and died Jul 14, the WHO said. He had cared for a 21-year-old coworker who had fallen ill with similar symptoms on Jun 27 and was hospitalized but later recovered. Nov 10, 2005, CIDRAP News story “Angola declares worst Marburg outbreak over” There is no vaccine or specific treatment for Marburg, a viral hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola fever. Besides fever and weakness, early symptoms include severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, severe chest pain, sore throat, and cough, according to the WHO. The incubation period is 3 to 9 days. Contact with bodily fluids of infected people is the main risk factor for infection. The WHO said there is no indication of a need for restrictions on travel to or trade with Uganda. Aug 3 WHO news releasehttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_08_03/en/index.html Aug 3, 2007 (CIDRAP News) A Ugandan miner who died in mid-July had Marburg hemorrhagic fever, and another worker at the same mine has a suspected case, the World Health Organization announced today. The last major reported Marburg outbreak occurred in Angola from October 2004 to July 2005 and involved 252 cases, of which 227 were fatal. It is listed as the largest outbreak on record. The Ugandan Ministry of Health has sent rapid response teams to the mine area to investigate, with support from the WHO and other organizations, the WHO reported. From interviews with mine authorities, health officials have identified one more suspected Marburg case, plus two people who had a similar illness in mid-June but recovered, the WHO said. The mine is in western Uganda. All the miners under investigation for the disease had been at the mine continuously for 8 months, according to the WHO. No cases have been reported in healthcare workers. The disease was first seen in 1967 in German and Yugoslavian laboratory workers who had been exposed to green monkeys imported from Uganda. However, researchers have not been able to identify the virus’s primary animal reservoir between the rare outbreaks. WHO fact sheet on Marburg hemorrhagic feverhttp://www.who.int/csr/disease/marburg/factsheet/en/index.html The deceased man’s case was confirmed by laboratory tests at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Jul 30, the WHO reported.
A frantic search for a missing one-year-old ended tragically on Alligator Alley near Broward Thursday, when dive crews found the child’s lifeless body in the water.According to reports from The South Florida Sun Sentinel and Miami television station WSVN, the situation unfolded late in the afternoon.They say a car was traveling eastbound on the highway, officially known as I-75, near Mile Marker 28, when it suddenly left the road for an unknown reason.The vehicle ended up on the grass, with the impact ejecting the baby from the car and into the water.Dive crews recovered the body about two hours later. Florida Highway Patrol does not yet have an official cause for the crash, but believes it could be due to loss of control from a blown tire.As of 8 p.m. Thursday, eastbound lanes of Alligator Alley remained closed before the U.S. 27 interchange.
Published on September 12, 2016 at 10:32 pm Contact Matt: email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+ Isaac Frazier’s life has always been about getting over obstacles.He is a star 110-meter hurdler, high jumper and even clears the bar in the pole vault. A standout track and field athlete since middle school, Frazier’s long legs mixed with a sizable vertical leap make him the ultimate combination of speed and agility.But five years ago in March, as Frazier was finishing up his junior year of high school, he was faced with the most difficult obstacle of his life.His mother, Cheryl, who had been battling breast cancer for months, died.“It was so hard,” Frazier said. “But I’m a Christian, so I know that I’ll see her again one day.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter losing his mother in high school, Frazier has overcome adversity to become one of the most prolific two-sport collegiate athletes in the state of Iowa. As a star defensive end for the Simpson College football team, Frazier was named to the All-Iowa Conference first team in 2015 as a junior. He’s also a decathlete on the Storm track and field team, reaching the Division III National Championship last season.Frazier said after losing his mom his father, Maurice, was always there for the family. Maurice wanted Isaac and his two siblings, Elijah, 19, and Olivia, 18, to grow up strong and happy, so he made sure to keep a sense of normalcy around the house.The family stayed in the same home, kept involved in its small local community and continued to participate in their sporting and musical activities.“I always hated the fact that they didn’t have both parents in their life, at musical events or competitions,” Maurice said. “I just tried to make sure that (the kids) were really supported no matter what.”Simpson College is about two and a half hours from the Frazier family home, but Maurice said he does his best to make sure that he watches Isaac play in person as much as possible.Last week, the Simpson College football team had an away, non-conference game at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Maurice drove nearly four and a half hours to watch his son play, then drove home the same night.“I always tell myself, ‘I’m going to watch the game online today,’” Maurice said. “But I’ll get home, get out the computer, and before I know it, I’m in the car driving to the game.”When Isaac qualified for the Division III Track and Field National Championship meet in Waverly, Iowa, Maurice was there. Isaac placed eleventh in the decathlon, despite a subpar showing in the high jump and hurdles.“Had he had a little bit more rest, I think he would have been a top-eight and an All-American,” Simpson track and field coach Dave Cleveland said. “So that’s what we’re hoping for this upcoming year.”For Isaac, the track and field national championship was nothing new when it came to overcoming obstacles. At the conference championship meet last season, he jumped 6 feet, 6 inches on his eleventh event, just twenty minutes after running the 1000-meter race.Isaac’s life has always been about pushing beyond the problems in front of him and making himself better because of it.“To see him overcome and still compete, I’m so proud of him as his father,” Maurice said. “I’m proud of a lot of things, but it’s the one single thing in my life that I’m the most proud of.” Comments
1 Former Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias has been appointed to the Rangers board as a non-executive director, the club have announced to the Stock Exchange.It is the latest move by Magpies owner Mike Ashley to increase his influence in the running of the Ibrox club.Rangers chairman David Somers announced last week that Llambias had been brought in as a consultant but now the club has confirmed he has taken on official duties.The club’s statement said: “The board of Rangers announces that it has appointed Derek Llambias as a non-executive director. He was nominated as a director of its choice by MASH Holdings Limited pursuant to its agreement to withdraw its requisition for a general meeting, as set out in the announcement dated October 27, 2014. Mr Llambias has been acting as a consultant to the board of Rangers since October 28, 2014.“Mr Llambias held various positions including managing director of Newcastle United Football Club between 2008 and 2013. Prior to this he has been involved in a number of leisure and gaming businesses.“In accordance with Rangers’ Articles of Association, Mr Llambias will be subject to re-election by ordinary resolution of the shareholders of the company at the upcoming Annual General Meeting which is expected to be held in December.” Derek Llambias
Turtle soup will not be on the menu in the eastern municipality of Pococí today after police detained two men for transporting 18 snapper turtles in a truck.The turtle thieves were apprehended after police received a phone tip that the contraband creatures would be traveling on the highway from Cariari to Guapiles. Police arrested a Chinese citizen with the last name Huanqiao and a Costa Rican driver with the last name Serrano. The driver claimed he was unaware that his cargo contained turtles, and said that Huanqiao had paid him to transport a load of crabs.Snapping turtles are endangered in Costa Rica and are protected by law. The turtles were turned over to officials with the Environment Ministry who will return them to the wild. Facebook Comments Related posts:Police arrest suspect selling poached turtle eggs NOT GUILTY: 7 men acquitted of murder of Costa Rica sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora US government sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets New trial in killing of Costa Rica conservationist Jairo Mora to start Jan. 25