Israel among countries reporting new H5N1 outbreaks

first_imgJan 3, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Animal health officials in Israel today notified the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) of an H5 avian influenza outbreak at a site near Haifa, and media outlets are reporting that final tests have confirmed the virus is the lethal H5N1subtype.Eighteen of 20 chickens at a petting zoo adjacent to a kindergarten in the city of Binyamina in northern Israel were found dead this morning, reported Xinhua, China’s state news agency.Shmuel Rishpon, a Haifa district physician, said the kindergarten staff has been given preventive medicine and authorities believe none of the children or parents had contact with the birds.According to the OIE report, only chickens at the zoo were struck by the virus. Eight ducks and four pigeons were also housed with the chickens in a small enclosure.Polymerase chain reaction testing at Israel’s national laboratory at Kimron Veterinary Institute on samples from the infected birds were positive for the H5 serotype, but neuraminidase inhibition assay tests were pending, the OIE report said.However, the agriculture ministry said today the birds had the lethal H5N1 strain, according to the Jerusalem Post. Israel’s agriculture ministry received final test results from its department of veterinary services, indicating the birds had the H5N1 subtype, Globes Online, an Israeli business media outlet, reported today.The remaining birds were destroyed, and health officials placed a 3-kilometer protection zone and a 10-kilometer surveillance zone around the outbreak area, said the OIE report.Israel’s last H5N1 outbreak, which hit domestic poultry, occurred in March 2006, according to reports from the UN Food and Animal Organization (FAO). No human H5N1 cases or deaths have been reported in Israel.Elsewhere, animal health officials in Vietnam said the H5N1 virus killed 350 white-winged ducks in northern Vietnam’s Thai Nguyen province, according to a Reuters report today. The outbreak occurred at a farm in 2-month-old ducks. Animal health workers culled the remaining birds, the report said.The H5N1 virus also struck ducks and chickens in Tra Vinh province in southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, Reuters reported.Officials in Bangladesh yesterday said the H5N1 virus was detected on a poultry farm in Dinajpur in the northern part of the country, prompting the culling of 300 chickens, according to another Reuters report.In other developments, the state media in Myanmar on Dec 29 reported an outbreak of the H5N1 virus in chickens in a village near the Myanmar border with Thailand, the Associated Press (AP) reported.The New Light of Myanmar, the state-run newspaper, said the outbreak occurred in a village in Shan state among domestic chickens and was reported to livestock officials on Dec 23, according to the AP report.See also:OIE reports on Israeli avian flu outbreakFAO update on H5N1 in birdslast_img read more

See why Hardik Pandya’s fiancee just referred to him as ‘Kung Fu’ Pandya!

first_imgAdvertisement 16NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8lza5jWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eo8( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4Would you ever consider trying this?😱kp1mCan your students do this? 🌚8rjgpRoller skating! Powered by Firework India all-rounder Hardik Pandya smashed 105 runs from just 39 balls in his second outing after recovering from a lower back surgery on Wednesday and Natasa Stankovic, his fiancée was delighted with this performance referring him as “Kung Fu Pandya” on Instagram. Pandya who hasn’t played since September 2019, produced a fascinating innings for the Reliance 1 team in the DY Patil T20 Cup at the Reliance Corporate Park in Ghansoli.Advertisement The Baroda all-rounder hit 10 maximums en route to a superb century in his second game after injury; taking his side to a massive 252/5 in 20 overs. With a strike-rate of 269.2 he showed glimpses of his former self against CAG in this Group C fixture; but the story didn’t end there. Pandya then went on to pick a five-for, as it seems that the extra hours in gym and rehab has finally paid off for the 26-year-old.Advertisement Meanwhile, his fiancée the well-known model and dancer Natasa Stankovic lauded his antics through social media by sharing a photo of Hardik on her Instagram story captioning, “37-ball hundred for Hardik ‘Kung Fu’ Pandya. The deadly hitter is back at work.”  She even added a roaring lion and ‘my heart is full’ sticker on her post.Picture Credit: IG/natasastankovic_The celebrity-couple got engaged on New Year’s Day this year after reportedly dating for a while. Stankovic was spotted with him during his recovery days and will surely cheer for him during the upcoming IPL season.Advertisement Pandya on the other hand, was supposed to be included in the Indian squad for the recently concluded New Zealand series. However, the selectors chose not to pick him at the last minute, allowing him to prepare for the IPL through the T20 Cup tournament in Navi Mumbai.Pandya is expected to return to the national team against South Africa in a three-match ODI series, beginning March 12 onwards and will play a vital role in Mumbai Indians’ IPL campaign thereafter.Mumbai Indians will host MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in the opening fixture of IPL 2020 on March 29 at the Wankhede Stadium. You may also like:Angry fans slam Hardik Pandya after he trolls Zaheer KhanHardik Pandya posts social media message after undergoing successful surgery Advertisementlast_img read more

‘Football did come home this summer… England have made us believe again’

first_imgI might be devastated in the moment, but it’s also been 22 years since I was so proud to be an England fan.Thank you Gareth. We might have lost but football still came home this summer 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿— Will Gavin (@WillGav) July 11, 2018 Dear @England – you have been incredible throughout this tournament. Praying for you all – rest up for the playoff and know you’ve made the whole country proud! #ENGCRO #ThreeLions #WorldCup— Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) July 11, 2018 Well done .. Proud of every single person involved tonight for England .. Wasn’t to be … 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 11, 2018 Pride, restored. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿We’re all proud of you England 👏#ENGCRO | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/NdKTTdFYzp— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 11, 2018 Thing is, I will still remember #WorldCup 2018 as the time “it” was coming home. Perhaps “it” was never football, but “it” was always national pride?The whole nation stood as one.It was a reminder of the good that unites us, not the bad that divide us.#CROENG— Samantha Quek (@SamanthaQuek) July 11, 2018 1 I can’t help but applaud Gareth Southgate, he has done everything right since being appointed and more importantly has been gracious in defeat. Being knocked out of a World Cup semi ain’t easy but he’s shown nothing but class, what a bloke, better days to come 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿— luke (@LukeBarner) July 11, 2018 Made me believe again and I got to share it with my boys who loved every second of it. Thanks @England we gave everything and went out on our shields. Stand tall and proud. ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️— Curtis Woodhouse (@curtiswoodhous8) July 11, 2018 Gutted. Massive well done to all the lads who have done us all proud, keep your heads held high. This is a great young team with a big big future 👏👏👏— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) July 11, 2018 We didn’t win but I had a damn good time watching the games this year. Can’t remember being more excited about the World Cup than 2018. Could feel the energy from thousands of miles away. Well done @GarethSouthgate and team for getting so far. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🦁🦁🦁👏— Gavin Free (@GavinFree) July 11, 2018 But Croatia, with the masterful Luka Modric, came fighting back and will line up in Sunday’s final after Ivan Perisic levelled and Mario Mandzukic struck in extra-time to secure a 2-1 win.England fans are devastated, but there’s been little criticism of Gareth Southgate and the players. They did the country proud.Here’s some of the positive reaction on Twitter… We love you @GarethSouthgate & #england team. You made us all believe again. Be proud. 🙏🏼❤️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿— Zoe Ball (@ZoeTheBall) July 11, 2018 So that’s it. The dream is over. Football is not coming home.England’s first World Cup semi-final since 1990 ended just as it did 28 years ago, in glorious failure.It was all going so well, with Kieran Trippier’s stunning free-kick giving the Three Lions the lead inside five minutes. Fuck it. Football has come home. Look how united we’ve all been. We had faith, we stood together, supporting our boys. This is the England I love. #EnglandvCroatia #ENGCRO— kate (@katie__janee) July 11, 2018 Thank you #England. You gave us one hell of a World Cup. London’s proud of you tonight. #ThreeLions— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) July 11, 2018 Despite losing, football did come home this World Cup. A renewed passion for our national team which has been missing for years has been restored.England to a man should be very proud of what they’ve achieved.— Fraudy ⚽️ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (@FraudUnited) July 11, 2018 To everyone who supported us.To everyone who believed this time was different.To everyone who wasn’t afraid to dream.To everyone who knows this is only the beginning.Thank you. We hope we made you proud. #threelions pic.twitter.com/jH8lYMB2E0— England (@England) July 11, 2018You can listen to France vs Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday, live on talkSPORT.last_img read more