November 18

NEWS SCAN: Multistate E coli outbreak, H9 flu case in Hong Kong, WHO pandemic guidance

first_imgNov 3, 2009E coli outbreak with 2 deaths linked to ground beefAn outbreak of 28 Escherichia coli cases in 16 states, with two deaths, has been linked to ground beef from a firm in New York, according to federal officials. The US Department of Agriculture reported Oct 31 that Fairbank Farms of Asheville, N.Y., was recalling 545,699 pounds of ground beef potentially contaminated with E coli. Yesterday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said isolates from seven patients genetically matched an isolate from an opened package of the firm’s ground beef from a Massachusetts patient’s home. Most of the patients fell ill between Sep 17 and Oct 10, the CDC reported. Sixteen were hospitalized, 3 suffered hemolytic uremic syndrome, a form of kidney failure, and 2 died, the agency said. States affected by the outbreak are California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Vermont. Most of the recalled products list “Est. 492” on the USDA mark of inspection and carry the date “091509” or “091609.”Oct 31 USDA recall noticeNov 2 CDC statementChinese woman treated for H9 avian flu in Hong KongA woman from Guangdong province on the Chinese mainland is being treated in Hong Kong for a rare case of H9 avian influenza, Hong Kong government officials reported today. The woman fell ill with breathlessness and a cough Oct 26 and was admitted to a Hong Kong hospital 2 days later, the statement said. The woman, who has a preexisting medical condition that requires regular medication, is in stable condition in isolation. Five previous H9 infections have been identified in Hong, all involving children, in 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2008, officials said. They gave no information about the source of the infection.WHO issues pandemic guidance for non-health sectorThe World Health Organization (WHO) has released a set of guidelines—developed before the H1N1 influenza pandemic—on pandemic preparedness outside the health sector. The 18-page document includes sections on business continuity management, interdependencies among essential services, government’s role, and the role of other organizations. A foreword cautions that, because the guidance was developed before the H1N1 pandemic, some information and recommendations may not be relevant to the current situation.WHO document “Whole-of-Society Pandemic Readiness”last_img read more

September 20

Live: DOJ Inspector General testifies on FBI’s conduct in Russia probe

first_imgHorowitz fallout. AG Bill Barr to NBC: ‘I think our nation was turned on its head for three years based on a completely bogus narrative that was largely fanned and hyped by a completely irresponsible press.’ https://t.co/qsAB2inu19— Byron York (@ByronYork) December 10, 2019 Inspector General Michael Horowitz is set to be grilled by the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee after his report cleared the FBI officials who began the Russia probe of biased conduct, but did indicate improper FISA filings in the surveillance of ex-Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Horowitz Report Reveals the Steele Dossier Was Always a Joke – Rolling Stone https://t.co/CKl3aKo64d— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) December 11, 2019last_img read more

September 16

Syracuse sweeps ACC Player of the Week honors

first_img Published on March 26, 2018 at 4:25 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 10 Syracuse (4-3, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) swept Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week honors.Brendan Bomberry earned offensive player of the week after scoring four goals against then-No. 3 Duke on Saturday. Two of those goals came within the final five minutes, as SU staged a comeback win down in Durham.Nick Mellen earned defense honors after holding the nation’s top scorer, Justin Guterding, to just two points on one goal and one assist. The Duke star had been averaging over six points per game.The honors come after the Orange moved up five spots in the Inside Lacrosse rankings following the 15-14 win.Both players will look to keep it rolling this Saturday when the Orange hosts No. 7 Notre Dame (5-2, 0-0) at the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more