Dec 29, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – China has recorded its seventh human case of H5N1 avian influenza, involving a 41-year-old factory worker who died Dec 21, according to the Chinese news service Xinhua.The victim was a woman surnamed Zhou who lived in Sanming City in the eastern province of Fujian, Xinhua reported today. She became ill with fever and pneumonia on Dec 6 and was hospitalized 2 days later.Samples from the patient initially tested negative for the virus, but later tests by provincial and national laboratories were positive, the report said.The Chinese Ministry of Health said no poultry outbreak of H5N1 was reported near where Zhou lived, according to Xinhua. The report did not suggest how she might have contracted the virus.People who were in close contact with the patient are under medical observation, and no problems have been seen so far, the report said.China’s previous six human cases have been widely scattered, including two deaths in Anhui province and nonfatal cases in Hunan, Liaoning, and Jiangxi provinces, plus Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Xinhua said. The last previous case was reported Dec 16 in a 35-year-old man from Jiangxi; the outcome has not yet been announced.The World Health Organization’s current overall human case count stands at 141, including 73 deaths, not counting the Chinese case reported today.A trial of a human H5N1 vaccine developed in China began Dec 21 with six volunteers, Xinhua reported. “The whole trials will need nine months of tests, but initial results are expected within the first three,” the story said.China has reported 31 outbreaks of H5N1 avian flu in poultry so far this year, according to Xinhua. Twenty-six of those have occurred since Oct 19, an Associated Press report said.
Sophomore Jordan Taylor recently earned a starting nod in the absence of forward Jon Leuer\’s against NU and OSU.[/media-credit]With the departure of forwards Marcus Landry and Joe Krabbenhoft, the “experts” did not exactly see big things for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team in 2009-10. In fact, though the Big Ten releases only the top three teams in its annual preseason polls, it was reported the media voted the Badgers ninth out of 11 teams in the conference.Well, not only has head coach Bo Ryan’s program proved everyone wrong, they’ve earned the right to be considered a major player in the national basketball landscape.With wins over two top-ten teams for the first time since 2006-07 (when they earned a No. 1 national ranking) the Badgers have moved up to the top 15 in the most recent polls.Ryan and Wisconsin began the season inauspiciously with a pair of wins over Summit League opponents in IPFW, and Oakland. However, it was a trip to paradise during Thanksgiving week that seemed to jumpstart the Badgers.UW went 2-1 in the Maui Invitational, but more importantly, the young Badgers defeated then-No. 21 Maryland. Immediately following that trip, Wisconsin shifted its focus to another ACC opponent in then-No. 6 Duke for the most anticipated game of the season at the Kohl Center.To the delight of Badger fans, the game didn’t disappoint, as Wisconsin never trailed en route to a 73-69 victory that prompted students to rush the court and hoist forward Jon Leuer on their shoulders.The Badgers went 1-1 over their next two games — including a disappointing overtime loss at UW-Green Bay — before reeling off five straight home wins.Once the calendar turned to 2010, however, Wisconsin had to go back on the road, and this time it was to a handful of Big Ten arenas.At Penn State, the Badgers easily handled guard Talor Battle and the Nittany Lions, but in East Lansing on Jan. 6, Michigan State outlasted Wisconsin in an ugly grind-it-out Big Ten battle. UW bounced back in a big way three days later.Hosting then-No. 4 Purdue, the Badgers outplayed the Boilermakers thanks in large part to the guard play of seniors Jason Bohannon and Trevon Hughes and sophomore sixth man Jordan Taylor, who combined for 57 of UW’s 73 points.simply Through the first two games without an injured Leuer, UW has shown one thing: it will win or lose by its guard play in the absence of the 6-foot-10 forward.In Evanston, strong performances by Bohannon, Hughes and Taylor led the Badgers past the Wildcats in a big 10-point road win. When Wisconsin went to Ohio State, however, the guards — especially Taylor — struggled to score, which led to a nine-point loss in Columbus.With Leuer out of the lineup indefinitely, the Badgers will simply need to tread water over the next two to six weekd..If they can, the 2009-10 version of the Wisconsin men’s basketball team could be one of the best in recent history.
The Black Stars arrived in Cairo in the early hours of Monday morning ahead of the second-leg World Cup playoff against Egypt.The Ghana team touched down at the Cairo International Airport at about 2:27am (local time ie 0:27 GMT) before an excited group of journalists and fans.The team was met on arrival by officials of the Ghana embassy in Egypt led by H.E Alhaji Said Sinare.The Black Stars were whisked straight away to their JW Marriott Hotel – where they will be staying throughout their one-and-a-half day stay in the Egyptian capital.
Women handball club ‘Lokomotiva’ is the junior champion of BiH after defeating handball club ‘Iskra’ from Bugojno in sports hall in Vitez, where the finals were played, reports sportsport.baThird place went to handball club ‘Katarina’ from Mostar who defeated the club ‘Knežopoljka’.Coach of handball club ‘5 Plus Vitez’ Kristijan Blaž who was one of the organisers said to Fena that he hopes that everyone enjoyed playing in Vitez and congratulated to winning teams and their players.