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.
Associated Press SAVVY SENIORS: Arkansas’ Mason Jones, Jimmy Whitt Jr. and Adrio Bailey have collectively accounted for 56 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 65 percent of all Razorbacks points over the last five games.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Xavier Pinson has either made or assisted on 44 percent of all Missouri field goals over the last three games. Pinson has accounted for 23 field goals and 12 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Missouri is 0-9 when scoring fewer than 60 points and 13-4 when scoring at least 60.COLD SPELLS: Missouri has dropped its last seven road games, scoring 58.9 points and allowing 75.9 points during those contests. Arkansas has lost its last three home games, scoring an average of 76.7 points while giving up 78.7.DID YOU KNOW: The Arkansas defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 23.4 percent of all possessions, which is the 23rd-highest rate in the country. The Missouri offense has turned the ball over on 21.2 percent of its possessions (ranked 308th among Division I teams). February 20, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMissouri (13-13, 5-8) vs. Arkansas (16-10, 4-9)Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, Arkansas; Saturday, 1 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Arkansas looks for its sixth straight win over Missouri at Bud Walton Arena. The last victory for the Tigers at Arkansas was a 75-71 win on Jan. 28, 2014. Arkansas looks for home win vs Mizzou ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
LOS ANGELES – On Tuesday, Fred Mogaka was back in Ngong, Kenya, where he shares a two-room apartment with his wife and three-month-old son and tends to a plot of maize in between training runs. His agent and sponsor, Scott Robinson, was on the phone from Santa Fe, N.M., telling him that the Los Angeles Marathon contacted him looking for elite runners to fill out the field, and would Mogaka come if they covered his airfare and hotel. “No, I can’t,” Mogaka said, having been in training for half-marathons. “I’m not prepared.” After some long-distance pleading, Mogaka relented. The next day, he began a 26-hour journey from Nairobi to Los Angeles via London, and then spent another 4 hours in customs at LAX because he couldn’t provide officials the name or address of the hotel he had been booked. On Sunday, the trouble was worth it. Mogaka, showing a finishing kick he wasn’t expected to have, surged past three runners in the final two miles and edged fellow countryman Moses Kororia to win the race in 2 hours, 17 minutes and 14 seconds, the slowest winning time in the event’s 22-year history. By being the first one to cross the finish line – the top women runners were given a nearly 20-minute head start – Mogaka earned a $100,000 bonus along with the $20,000 prize and new Honda Accord that’s awarded to the winner of the men’s and women’s division. Ramilia Burangolova, a 46-year-old Russian, won the women’s race in 2:37:54, the slowest winning time by a woman in 14 years. That two undistinguished marathoners – Burangolova’s personal best came more than a decade ago and Mogaka has run the race only three times – were victorious with such pedestrian times that it was a setback for race organizers who are seeking to elevate the Los Angeles race among the pantheon of marathons – Chicago, New York and Boston. Amid much fanfare, the course was redesigned this year, starting it near Universal Studios and ending it downtown, near the Central Library. It is the first time the race did not finish where it began. This idea was to lay out a fast course that would lure the world’s best runners. While the downhill portion, from mile 2 through 7, added speed – wheelchair racers exceeded 40 mph careening down Cahuenga Blvd. – all it did for the runners was burn the field out. Abebe Tola, who led the women’s race by more than three minutes near the midway point, faded badly and finished third. And the pack of four Kenyans who led the men – Mogaka, Kororia, Christopher Kipyejo and Christopher Kipcoech Rutto – were almost nine minutes slower over the second half of the course. “I felt like I was struggling,” said Kipyego, who finished third. “I told my friends, we’re running too fast.” The warm temperatures it was sunny and in the low 70s by the time Mogaka hit the tape and the traditionally late starting time – close to 8:30 a.m. – didn’t help matters. “I was feeling hot,” Mogaka said. “I tried to store energy at the end. I wanted to have finishing power.” The slow times, absence of marquee names, and the way organizers scrambled to get Mogaka might have been a case of you-get-what-you-pay-for. First-place prizes were cut from $35,000 last year to $20,000 and it wasn’t until last week that the challenge bonus was raised from $50,000 to $100,000, where it stood a year ago. Among those absent were last year’s winners Benson Cherono and Lidiya Grigoryeva, who had set course records. Marathon president Dr. William Burke said that purse cuts shouldn’t be be taken as a sign that the race is struggling financially. He said the organization spent about $400,000, close to half of what it spent a year ago, to lure its top class of 19men and six women. But those savings instead went to cover extra costs – police, fire, etc. – that resulted from having the race cover a wider swath of the city. The top marathons around the world often spend between $700,000 and $1million luring the best runners. Some of that money goes for appearances fees and some for rich payouts, like the New York Marathon, which paid $130,000 to the men’s and women’s winners last October. Burke said the plan this year was to work out any kinks with the new design, comparing it to having a new fish tank and putting in inexpensive fish to test it out. “These were the testers,” Burke said. “Next year, we’ll bring in the big guns.” At least one little fish didn’t mind. Mogaka called his wife after the race to tell her the good news. He’ll use his winnings to buy a parcel of land and build a house when he returns home after three months in the United States racing and training, a journey that now seems well worth the trouble. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Australia’s Nick Kyrgios courted more controversy with an off-colour remark to his opponent Stan Wawrinka while Andy Murray and Rafa Nadal advanced in the second round in a day of upsets at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Wednesday.Kyrgios, who is well known for his outbursts off court and profanity on it, made a jibe at Wawrinka during the second set of their match about the Swiss player’s apparent girlfriend.Also read: Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal win but other seeds tumble in Montreal “Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend,” Kyrgios was caught saying by television cameras in reference to his Davis Cup team mate Thanasi Kokkinakis. “Sorry to tell you that, mate.”It was unclear whether Wawrinka, who withdrew with a back injury in the third set while trailing 4-0, heard the jibe, though his coach Magnus Norman criticised the Australian on Twitter afterwards.”That was really really low Nick Kyrgios,” Norman wrote. “Hope for u that u have people around that will teach u a thing or 2 about life tonight. Very bad.”