H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Pandemic declared, global case counts, Tamiflu shortage, Hong Kong closes all schools, pneumococcal vaccine

first_imgJun 11, 2009WHO declares influenza pandemic phase 6The World Health Organization (WHO) said today that the novel H1N1 virus has achieved pandemic status. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan announced the move to pandemic alert phase 6. “The scientific criteria for a pandemic have been met,” she said. “The world is now at the start of the 2009 influenza pandemic.” She noted that most cases have been mild and the epidemic been moderate in relatively well-off countries, but a “bleaker picture” may emerge as it spreads in poor countries.[Jun 11 Chan statement]Global H1N1 count nears 29,000The WHO today released its latest case count for novel H1N1 influenza worldwide: 28,774 cases and 144 deaths in 74 countries, up 1,037 cases and 3 deaths from yesterday’s numbers. Countries reporting the greatest increase in laboratory-confirmed cases since yesterday were Mexico (524 new cases), Britain (156), Australia (83), Japan (33), and China (32).[WHO update 47]Australians urged to conserve TamifluSupplies of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) are scarce at some Australian pharmacies, prompting health minister Nicola Roxon to state that many patients with mild illnesses don’t need that drug and that government stockpiles are reserved for those at highest risk, such as those with underlying medical conditions, the Melbourne Herald Sun reported today. The country’s case count has risen to 1,275, with several hospitalizations, including four with reportedly no risk factors in intensive care units.Manitoba intensifies measures to limit novel flu spreadAmid rising novel flu cases and hospitalizations, Manitoba’s regional health authority warned residents to limit hospital visits and asked people with flulike symptoms to stay away, the Winnipeg Globe and Mail reported today. Two more people were placed on ventilators yesterday, bringing the total to 27. Many are from the province’s First Nations communities. The chief of one group said authorities are sanitizing public places and that crowded housing is contributing to flu spread.Hong Kong closes all schools after finding local clusterHong Kong’s government announced today that it has identified its first local novel H1N1 case cluster, in a school, which prompted government officials to close all schools and childcare centers from tomorrow until Jun 25. Officials also announced plans to open eight designated flu clinics on Jun 13, which could expand to 10 more sites if needed. Officials noted their approach to control the spread of the virus is moving from containment to mitigation.CDC urges pneumococcal vaccine for at-risk groupsThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently posted interim guidance on use of the 23-valent pneumococcal vaccine during the novel flu outbreak. The vaccine is still recommended for those age 65 or older and patients aged 2 to 64 who have certain high-risk conditions. However, the CDC urges that those younger than 65 who have underlying health conditions receive the vaccine, because vaccination rates are low and rates of severe novel H1N1 infections are high.[Jun 9 CDC 23-valent pneumococcal vaccine guidance]last_img read more

Wellington receives 1.8 inches of rain this weekend

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Hugo Lloris sent off as Tottenham forfeit vital Champions League points at PSV

first_img For a long period it seemed as though Kane’s goal would be the winner The match began brightly for Spurs as Harry Kane found himself on the end of a Kieran Trippier corner and headed it against the angle.However, on the half-hour mark Toby Alderweireld was robbed in possession by Hirving Lozano who charged towards goal and put his side ahead with a deflected effort which inadvertently looped over Lloris. Alderweireld was at fault for PSV’s opener Lucas Moura brought Tottenham level Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa TABLE Spurs thought they’d drawn level from a corner just four minutes later as Davinson Sanchez tapped in a rebounded effort after a Toby Alderweireld header was saved.The assistant adjudged that Harry Kane was offside and the goal was ruled out, although replays revealed he had no impact on the goal.Despite understandably feeling hard done by, Tottenham kept their heads up and equalised just five minutes later as a delicious Christian Eriksen ball picked out Kieran Tripper on the right wing, who then pulled back to Lucas Moura for a deflected finish of his own. revealed The Frenchman’s reckless challenge saw him given a red card Tottenham’s hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stages suffered another huge blow as they drew 2-2 with PSV on Wednesday night in Eindhoven.Despite falling behind to Hirving Lozano’s opener, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane turned the game on its head, but then goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was sent off and Luuk de Jong poked home a late equaliser for the home side. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP statement Tottenham looked home and dry, but with just 12 minutes remaining, the situation changed entirely as Hirving Lozano rampaged in the direction of Hugo Lloris’ goal yet again, this time being brought down by the Frenchman, who was sent off as a result.Disaster then struck for Spurs in the 87th minute as Rosario scuffed a shot into the penalty area which bounced through to Luuk de Jong, with the forward poking past substitute goalkeeper Michel Vorm from close range. 7 De Jong couldn’t believe his luck when the ball bounced through to him targets 7 7 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED The result leaves Tottenham needing to win all three of their remaining matches and hoping other results go their way in order to reach the last 16. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 center_img punished Latest Tottenham News Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The second half started with Spurs back in control and Harry Kane soon put his team ahead.Heung-min Son and Christian Eriksen linked up beautifully on the left before the Dane whipped a magnificent ball across for Kane, who nodded home a simple finish. Lloris was dismissed for a foul on Hirving Lozano 7 no dice Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ 7 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MOMENT OF THE MATCHHugo Lloris’ sending off changed the entire match. Spurs switched off and allowed Lozano to break through on goal, with their captain losing his composure and taking drastic action. After remaining in his area and conceding for the same scenario in the first half, Lloris opted to charge out this time with disastrous consequences. He floored Lozano, got none of the ball and was rightly dismissed. This gave PSV renewed hope and undoubtedly led to their equaliser. 7 gameday cracker OFF 7last_img read more