West Nile cases rose sharply in 2006

first_img Counties that had the highest incidence of WNND cases were mainly in the west-central United States, with 9.9 cases per 100,000 people in Idaho, 4.9 per 100,000 in South Dakota, and 3.2 per 100,000 in North Dakota, according to the CDC. In today’s issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the CDC reported a total of 4,261 cases of WNV disease in 2006, compared with 3,000 cases in 2005, for a 42% increase. The CDC looks at the number of WNND cases as the best indicator of human WNV disease trends, because health departments are more likely to report them, Mark Duffy, an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer with the CDC division of vector-borne diseases in Ft. Collins, Colo., told CIDRAP News. Compared to 2005, the number of WNND cases was up 14% in 2006. Among bird surveillance findings, the CDC said WNV infection has been identified in 300 species, including 11 in which the disease was identified for the first time in 2006. CDC. West Nile virus activity—United States, 2006. MMWR 2007 Jun 8;56(22):556-59 [Full text] One of the hot spots in 2006 was Idaho, which saw its WNND count jump from just 4 cases between 2003 and 2005 to 139 in 2006, which accounted for 9.3% of the national total, the CDC report said. Other states that had high WNND case counts were Texas, with 229, Illinois, 127, Louisiana, 91, and Mississippi, 89. WNV cases were reported in 23.3% of the nation’s counties—731 counties in 43 states—in 2006. The state of Washington reported the disease in humans for the first time. Past yearly WNV reports have shown that the incidence of WNND and death from WNND increase with age, particularly among those who are older than 60. In 2006 the median age for fatal WNND was 58, similar to previous years, the CDC said.center_img CDC’s West Nile virus sitehttp://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm Jun 7, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The number of illnesses related to West Nile virus (WNV) in the United States rose in 2006 for the second year in a row, after a dramatic decline in 2004, suggesting that the virus will remain endemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). See also: Of the 2006 cases, 34.9% (1,491) were West Nile neuroinvasive disease (WNND) (meningitis, encephalitis, or acute flaccid paralysis), the CDC said. Another 61.3% (2,612) of cases were West Nile fever, and 3.7% (158) were unspecified. There were 161 deaths among the WNND cases, the report said. With the lack of an effective human WNV vaccine, prevention of the disease continues to depend on community-level mosquito control and personal protection against mosquito bites, the report says. The agency said that about 140 cases of WNV infection occur for every case of WNND and about 80% of people who are infected never have symptoms. On that basis, the CDC estimated that the nation had a total of 208,700 cases of WNV infection in 2006, including 41,750 cases of West Nile fever.last_img read more

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Hontiveros slams Chinese-run sex dens in POGO industry

first_img“Minsanpupunta kami sa condo, minsan sahotel tapos pagkatapos namin magmasahe,mag-ooffer kami ng extra service na ibigsabihin makikipagtalik kami,” said Carina. Hontiveros, who chairs the Senate Committee on Women, Children, FamilyRelations and Gender Equality, presented at a livestreamed Senate probe thefindings of her investigation on the rescues of sexual trafficking victimsin Metro Manila. Carina also said she has a co-worker,14-year-old Shaina, who is still being pimped by the massage parlor ownerdespite being sick forcing the latter to runaway from the parlor. “We need to suspend the Visa Upon Arrivalscheme for Chinese nationals,” Hontiveros said. “Security threat na kasi ito sa atin: To our women and toour girls. Pati ‘yung mga sarili natingkababaihan at kabataan, nabibiktima na.” Hontiveros is studying the suspension ofall POGO operations in the country, while reviewing the economic implicationsas well as ensuring that there are safety nets in place to protect our womenand children. “Pinagamotnaman po si Shaina pero tumakas na posiya kasi hindi na po kaya,” Carina said. “Kasi kahit po may sakit, nilalakad pa din po sa mga customer.” “Maymenu of services, parang restaurant,” said Hontiveros. “‘Yung mga babae, parang inoorderlang sa app ng mga Chinese members ngchatgroup. Parang Grabfood, may menu, may presyo, then darating na lang sa hotel o condo mo.” Hontiveros added that some offer Chinesewomen for P10,000 per hour and Russian or Korean women overnight for P32,000and P45,000, respectively, as revealed in the conversations in chat groups. She added that the customers, usuallyChinese, Japanese, Korean and Indian nationals, pay the girls between P3,000and P7,000, half of which will be given to the massage parlor owner. The senator also urged the NationalBureau of Investigation and the Philippine National Police to conduct animmediate crackdown on POGO-related prostitution dens across the Philippines. “Hindipwedeng nagiging pugad tayo ng Chinese prostitution dens,” she added. “Pag nakikita ko sa TV ang mga babaeng nahuhuli sa raid na punong puno ng hiya at takot, isa langang tumatakbo sa isip ko: thisgirl is someone’s daughter. And we have failed her.” One of these victims shared heraffidavit at the probe under the alias Carina and via a video call fromelsewhere MANILA – Filipino girls, as well as traffickedChinese women, are being pimped like a food menu in prostitution densoften disguised as massage or spa facilities, Sen. Risa Hontiverosrevealed Tuesday. Sen. Risa Hontiveros In light of these revelations,Hontiveros called for the Bureau of Immigration to suspend its Visa UponArrival program for Chinese nationals, a scheme that has readily assisted therise of Chinese criminals in the country. Carina told the senators that a friendrecruited her to work as a masseuse in the massage parlor owned by a Chineseman and his Filipina wife before she was pimped to Chinese workers later on. Hontiveros said that there was a menu ofsex services catering to Chinese expatriates, who work mostly in offshoregaming operations, called POGOs by local authorities. She even claimed that some of the girlsare pimped on the Chinese super app WeChat using codes such as “new tea” forgirls and “fast food” for quickie sex. “Kailanganna nating umaksyon. We need to look into suspending POGO operations becausethey attract criminals into our country,” Hontiveros said./PNlast_img read more

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Eather ‘Ed’ Edward Pigmon

first_imgEather ‘Ed’ Edward Pigmon Jr., age 68 of Greensurg, Indiana passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Heritage House in Greensburg.The son of Eather Sr. & Pauline (nee: Collins) Pigmon was born on March 14, 1950 in Batesville, Indiana.The Batesville High School graduate worked as a mechanic for Don Meyer Ford in Greensburg for many years.Ed as most knew him, loved the outdoors especially fishing.  He liked working on cars too.  He enjoyed being involved in Boy Scouts and sports.  Ed spent some time coaching and being a referee as well.  Most of all he loved his grandchildren, they meant the world to him.He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Scott & Kim Pigmon and Arthur & Beth Pigmon both of Westport, IN; grandchildren Kiana & Kara Pigmon and Jim Pigmon; along with his brothers Tim and Harry Pigmon.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Desta Pigmon and brother Vernon Dale Pigmon.Visitation will be 11am – 1pm on Thursday, October 18, 2018 followed by 1pm funeral services all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Burial Rossburg Cemetery in New Point, IN.  Rev. Shawn Crissman officiating.  Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

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FDU looks to extend streak vs Bryant

first_img February 26, 2020 Associated Press ___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 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappBryant (14-15, 6-10) vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (9-18, 7-9)Rothman Center, Teaneck, New Jersey; Thursday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Fairleigh Dickinson looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Bryant. In its last five wins against the Bulldogs, Fairleigh Dickinson has won by an average of 9 points. Bryant’s last win in the series came on Jan. 28, 2017, a 73-72 victory.center_img FDU looks to extend streak vs Bryant SUPER SENIORS: Bryant has benefited heavily from its seniors. Adam Grant, Michael Green III, Ikenna Ndugba and Hall Elisias have collectively accounted for 54 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 71 percent of all Bulldogs points over the team’s last five games.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Green has either made or assisted on 45 percent of all Bryant field goals over the last three games. Green has accounted for 18 field goals and 16 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Fairleigh Dickinson is 0-10 this year when it scores 66 points or fewer and 9-8 when it scores at least 67.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Bryant is a perfect 10-0 when it holds an opponent to 63 points or fewer. The Bulldogs are 4-15 when opponents score more than 63.DID YOU KNOW: Bryant as a team has made 8.5 3-pointers per game this season, which is second-most among NEC teams.last_img read more

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Hawks arrest 6 most wanted hitmenHawks arrest 6 most wanted hitmen

first_imgOn the same day (Friday, April 29), the team arrested two other suspects wanted for murders that happened at the Bergville taxi rank and Nongoma taxi rank in January.They are also expected to appear in different courts tomorrow.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The six most wanted suspects in KZN were arrested by an elite police team on Friday (April 29). Hawks, KZN Provincial Taxi Task Team and National Intervention Unit officers pounced on the men, catching them off-guard.The suspects were sought for taxi-related murders committed in Weenen, Bergville and Nongoma in January.In Weenen, the suspects allegedly shot at a minibus taxi, fatally wounding two people and seriously injuring two others.The elite team swooped on Mansfield Hostel, where the suspects were hiding. Four wanted ‘alleged hit-men’  were found in possession of four unlicensed firearms, comprising an AK-47, two shotguns and one 9mm pistol, as well as 21 live rounds of ammunition.They will appear in the Moroka Magistrate’s Court tomorrow (Tuesday) on charges of possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.The recovered firearms will be sent for ballistics testing to ascertain if they were used in the commission of any crimes in the country.They will also appear in the Weenen Magistrate’s Court facing charges of murder and attempted murder.last_img read more

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