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H5N1 virus found near home of Indonesian victims

first_imgJul 27, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesian investigators found the H5N1 avian influenza virus in chicken droppings near the home of three people who died of the virus this month, according to a report published yesterday.Health Minister Siti Fadillah Supari said further tests were needed to determine if the victims, a man and his two young daughters who lived in a Jakarta suburb, became infected through contact with the droppings, according to the report by Agence France-Presse (AFP).”It’s suspected to be the cause of the infection, but it requires another stage of examination to determine this is the case,” Supari said. Officials have said they had no evidence that the victims had any exposure to sick poultry, but they lived a few miles from farms where poultry and pigs were found to be infected this year.H5 outbreak in JapanIn other developments, Japanese officials have reported another outbreak of avian flu on a poultry farm near where several outbreaks have been reported since late June, according to a Reuters story today.Some chickens on the farm tested positive for an H5 virus, and fuller identification of the virus was still awaited, a local official in Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, told Reuters. The previous outbreaks in the area were identified as involving an H5N2 virus, which is less virulent than H5N1 and has not been known to cause illness in humans.The latest outbreak is on a farm with 35,000 birds, about 4 miles from where the first recent outbreak surfaced in late June, the report said. Since then, authorities have destroyed chickens at seven neighboring farms, after they tested positive for antibodies to the virus.An avian flu outbreak reported in southwestern Siberia last week was tentatively identified as H5N2. Conclusive identification of the virus in the outbreak in the Novosibirsk region was still awaited, according to a Reuters report published yesterday.Gennady Onischenko, Russia’s top epidemiologist, said the outbreak was Russia’s first avian flu outbreak, Reuters reported. He said the disease had killed 1,135 birds.Reports from Thailand, PhilippinesIn a report to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) last week, Thailand said recent avian flu outbreaks had killed more than 16,000 birds and forced the destruction of more than 120,000.Outbreaks occurred in eight villages in Suphan Buri province, about 60 miles north of Bangkok, the report said. Initial reports on Jul 11 had cited five outbreaks in the area, ending a 3-month stretch with no poultry outbreaks in Thailand.All the cases occurred on farms or at other sites where traditional husbandry methods were used and biosecurity was minimal. The largest outbreak killed 14,880 birds and forced the culling of 107,120, the report said.The cases were detected during Thailand’s second nationwide active surveillance campaign, scheduled to run from Jul 1 to 31, officials told the OIE. Thailand has had 17 human cases of H5N1 infection, with 12 deaths, but none this year.Filipino officials told the OIE last week that testing in Australia had confirmed the previously reported finding of a low-pathogenic flu virus in ducks from one location, but found no virus in chickens. Authorities reported on Jul 8 that an H5 virus had been found in ducks on one farm north of Manila, marking the Philippines’ first avian flu outbreak in recent years.Tests at the Australian Animal Health Laboratory detected evidence of low-pathogenic H5 and H9 viruses in samples from ducks but not from chickens, the Filipino report said. Tests showed no sign of H5N1 viruses in any of the samples. Virus isolation tests using fertilized chicken eggs also were negative.Officials said they concluded that the Philippines is free of H5N1 and has no low-pathogenic flu in chickens. Further, officials said, “The Philippines has had previous LPAI [low pathogenic avian influenza] exposure in ducks, but the LPAI virus is no longer present and therefore we do not have active LPAI, even in ducks.”Authorities concluded that the original finding by a Filipino government lab of a flu virus in ducks was probably a false-positive, possibly because an inappropriate primer was used in the reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction test, the report says.Hong Kong lab suspends researchIn Hong Kong, a laboratory that had been criticized by the Chinese government for its research on avian flu said it was suspending the research while seeking government permission for it, according to a Reuters report published yesterday.In late May, the Joint Influenza Research Centre published an article in Nature saying that infected wild birds in western China might have picked up the H5N1 virus from poultry farms in southern China. The center is operated by Hong Kong University and Shantou University.A day after the article was published, Jia Youling, head of the veterinary bureau in the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, criticized the findings and said no avian flu had broken out in southern China this year, Reuters reported. Jia also said the joint laboratory had inadequate biosecurity and had not received government approval to conduct avian flu research.A few days later, the government issued new regulations restricting H5N1 research to three governments labs and requiring labs to obtain government permission before doing research on deadly pathogens, the story said.A statement by the joint research center said it complied fully with World Health Organization safety standards for work on avian flu viruses but was suspending its work on H5N1 while it applied for government authorization.See also:Thai report to the OIEftp://ftp.oie.int/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/infos_san_archives/eng/2005/en_050722v18n29.pdfFilipino report to the OIEftp://ftp.oie.int/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/infos_san_archives/eng/2005/en_050715v18n28.pdflast_img read more

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Childless buyers line up for sought-after school zone

first_imgSCHOOL CATCHMENT: 155 Dornoch Tce, Highgate Hill is proving popular with parents wishing to buy into the sought-after school catchment zone.Ms Maguire’s listing at 155 Dornoch Tce, Highgate Hill, is one of 19 homes for sale in Highgate Hill, which is within the catchment zone for West End Primary and Brisbane State High.She said more than half the inspections had been from families looking to buy into the catchment zone.“They are future proofing the education for their children,” she said.According to data released by Place Advisory, West End, which is within the same catchment zone, recorded a 7.8 per cent growth, compared to Brisbane’s average of 5.8 per cent in the six months to September 2018.When owner Paul Lynch purchased the home in 2007, he said they were more concerned with being within a $5 cab ride of Brisbane’s CBD. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 Buyer bags mega bargain in $1m suburb Ms Roche said that buyers in the West End, Dutton Park and Highgate Hill area are all after catchment.“That’s a massive driving force of that market place,” she said. Mr Cush said for real estate agents selling property within the Ascot State School catchment, it was a “mortal sin” not to advertise the fact.“If you’re buying at the beach, it’s water views, if you’re buying in a precincts around Brisbane it’s city views,” he said.“If you’re buying in Ascot, you want that Ascot State School precinct and it can be brutal when it comes to a street and you’re on the wrong side of that deal.” RELATED: The Highgate Hill home is on an 876sq m block, providing ample room for kids and teenagers to throw a football.That being said, they are only moving down the road, opting for the low maintenance lifestyle that will come with a four bedroom apartment in West End and will keep them in the school catchment.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago“We actually put a circle around the city and said this is where we can get to for $5, let’s look in this area and Wooloongabba and West End were in that catchment,” Mr Lynch said.“Whereas now, people are moving into West End, Highgate Hill, Dutton Park because of the quality of schools is high and the cost of private school education is going through the roof.“I know it is, because I’ve got one there – it’s now getting close to $30,000 a year.”“Xavier is 13, and in year nine and Nicholas is in year 12. The contemporary home has loads of space to spread out and entertain.“The boys went to West End Primary, as well as that and well to St Ita’s over at Dutton Park and Xavier is at Boys Grammar and Nicholas is at Brisbane State High.”“I said to Nicholas and Xavier, arguably you both go to the best school in Brisbane.“Everybody argues that Grammar is the best school and everybody argues State High is the best school, so you both go to the best school in Brisbane. “I guess that’s the reason why people desperately want to get into this area.”In East Brisbane, which according to a Place Advisory report, has seen the highest capital growth over the past six months, recorded at 11.9 per cent growth compared to the average among Brisbane suburbs if 5.8 per cent in the six months to September 2018.Ray White East Brisbane agent Madi Roche said most of her clients were more drawn to the proximity to private schools like Churchie than the state school.center_img Big spender Clive tops home sales So desperate to secure a spot at one of the city’s top performing schools, they are willing to fork out big money for a house to ensure their offspring don’t miss out.Place Kangaroo Point agent Deb Maguire said many buyers were weighing up the costs of private school fees versus a mortgage in well performing school catchment zones.“If you look at a young couple taking on a mortgage, if they’re looking at putting their children into state primary school and then the high school, you’ve got the standard fees per year about $110 or so per year, per child,” Ms Maguire said.“Conversely if they put their children into private school, they can be looking at $25,000 to $30,000 per child per year. “If you compare that to taking out a mortgage and living in the area — easily couples can see going to well ahead over all the years of their children schooling.”Ray White New Farm principal and auctioneer Haesley Cush said he provided counsel to a buyer last year who thought they had purchased a property within the West End State School catchment zone.“It was advertised that it was in that zone and it turned out that it wasn’t — it was just an error,” Mr Cush said.“He said they actually don’t want the property because it’s not in the precinct and that was the reason they bought it.“They were living there and they found out, and it was the early stages of their life, it wasn’t that they were putting the kids in the following year.”He said they later sold the property but were “bitterly disappointed” by their experience. This home at 103 Mowbray Tce, East Brisbane sold last year for $3,410,000 to a family who wanted to be close to private school Churchie (Anglican Church Grammar School).“I sold one at the end of last year, 103 Mowbray Tce, East Brisbane, and that was a very unique house, a very big block and a great family home. “The people who ended up buying … stumbled across this one and it was purely for convenience. Paul Lynch and his family Ginette, Xavier, 13, and Nicholas, 16, are selling their Highgate Hill house, but upgrading within the suburb as they want to stay in the school catchment. Picture: Sarah MarshallCouples are lining up to buy property in Brisbane’s most sought after school catchment zones — and that’s before they have even had a child. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< The East Brisbane home is ideal for families – coming with a pool and slippery slide.“They wanted to be in East Brisbane because of Churchie, which is a private school and you don’t need to be in the catchment, but they had two boys and they wanted to be close to Churchie, and the girl, whichever school she will go to either Sommerville or St Margaret’s, whichever it may be, again proximity to that.” MORE:last_img read more

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Women of Troy head to Oregon to face conference’s hottest teams

first_imgThe Women of Troy hit the road this weekend to play Pac-12 leader Oregon State and Oregon. Both Oregon schools have winning records in conference, and USC will have their hands full this weekend.“You could argue that these two are the hottest teams in the league right now,” associate head coach Beth Burns said.USC (18-8, 6-8) will first head to Corvallis, Oregon, on Friday to play No. 7 Oregon State (22-3, 13-1).  Oregon State has been phenomenal all season, only losing once in conference play to UCLA Jan. 4. Since then, the Beavers have won 12 in a row, including a 67-44 blowout of fellow Pac-12 competitor No. 9 ASU.Oregon State has stifled opponents with their defense all year, limiting opponents to 50.1 points per game, which makes them fifth best in the nation. The Beavers have been exceptional at protecting the paint this season and the Women of Troy will need to be able to make the most of their opportunities if they hope to defeat the red-hot Beavers.“We really worked hard this week on making shots,” Burns said. “It’s really hard getting paint points against Oregon State since they’re so long and so big.”Senior guard Jamie Weisner is Oregon State’s best player.  Weisner has been stellar for the Beavers all season — averaging 17.4 points per game — and is coming off a career-high 27-point performance against Utah.  She has been the leader of the Beavers’ offense all season long and the team will need to try and limit her production if they hope to leave Corvallis with a win. Weisner had 14 points against the Women of Troy in the Beaver’s matchup against USC.USC then heads to Eugene, Oregon to play a Ducks team that has been playing well as of late.  The Ducks (19-6, 8-6) started out the season undefeated before struggling in conference play, including a loss at USC on Jan. 4. However, the Ducks have won five straight and are 8-1 in their last nine games with the lone loss coming to No. 9 ASU.  The Ducks are also one of the highest scoring teams in the nation — averaging 75 points per game — and USC will have their hands full when they visit Eugene.The player to watch from Oregon is senior forward Jillian Alleyne — who is currently averaging 18.6 points per game.  Alleyne is from nearby Fontana and is one of the best players in the NCAA.  She was rated No. 16 in ESPNW’s preseason list of the top 25 players in the nation and has not disappointed with her performance this season.  She is a key cog in the Duck’s high-powered offense and USC has to make it a focal point to try and limit Alleyne.  Alleyne had a dominating 23 points and 17 rebounds in her previous matchup against USC.“[Alleyne] is a double-double machine but we have our own double-double machine in Temi Fagbenle,” Burns said.Coming off a disappointing loss to Washington, USC salvaged the weekend with a win against Washington State on Sunday. USC continues to miss starters Brianna Barrett and Jordan Adams and in order for the Women of Troy to leave the state of Oregon with a pair of victories this weekend, Temi Fagbenle must continue her stellar play.After struggling with foul trouble versus Washington, Fagbenle bounced back with a phenomenal 26-point 13-rebound performance against Washington State. Fagbenle has been a crucial part of USC’s success this season, and this weekend will be no different.last_img read more

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