Indonesia reports its first H5N1 death of 2008

first_imgJan 14, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – An official from Indonesia’s health ministry said today that a 32-year-old woman who lived near Jakarta died of H5N1 avian influenza, according to news reports.Suharda Ningrum, of the health ministry’s bird flu center, said the woman, who was from Tangerang on the western outskirts of Jakarta, died at her home on Jan 10, a day after her family took her out of the hospital, Reuters reported today. If the woman’s illness and death are confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO), she will be listed as the country’s 118th case-patient and its 95th fatality from H5N1.The woman’s samples were sent for testing to two different laboratories, and both confirmed that the woman had the H5N1 virus, the Reuters report said.She had recently purchased a live chicken and eggs from a market and cooked them, Ningrum said. Also, he said poultry were living in the woman’s back yard.Several of Indonesia’s H5N1 case-patients were from Jakarta suburbs. In early 2007 Indonesia banned backyard poultry in Jakarta and announced a widespread culling plan. However, it appears the ban has been difficult to enforce, and officials in some suburbs of Jakarta have said the ban and culling are unrealistic and too costly.The 16-year-old girl confirmed by the WHO on Jan 11 as Indonesia’s most recent H5N1 case-patient is also from a suburban area near Jakarta and reportedly had chickens in her neighborhood, according to previous reports. An official at the hospital where the girl is being treated said her condition was stable but she was still on a respirator, according to today’s Reuters report.See also:Jan 19, 2007, CIDRAP News story “Asian countries struggle to contain avian flu”last_img read more

NFL stunner: Jags waive Fournette after failing to trade him

first_img Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 31st August, 2020 19:20 IST NFL Stunner: Jags Waive Fournette After Failing To Trade Him The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived running back Leonard Fournette, a stunning decision that gets the team closer to purging Tom Coughlin’s tenure. FOLLOW US First Published: 31st August, 2020 19:20 IST WATCH US LIVE LIVE TVcenter_img Written By The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived running back Leonard Fournette, a stunning decision that gets the team closer to purging Tom Coughlin’s tenure.The team spent months trying to trade the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. But no one expected Jacksonville to part ways with him less than two weeks before the opener.If Fournette clears waivers, he would become a free agent. He is due $4.17 million in salary this season if someone claims him.Coaches grew tired of dealing with Fournette, whose talent never matched his baggage.The 25-year-old running back is coming off a career year, though. He topped 1,600 yards from scrimmage in 15 games last season, carrying 265 times for 1,152 yards and catching 76 passes for 522 yards. He only scored three touchdowns. He also fumbled just once in 341 touches.The former LSU star has 2,631 yards rushing, 1,009 yards receiving and 19 touchdowns in three seasons since he was now-fired personnel chief Coughlin’s first draft pick since returning to Jacksonville.Coughlin wanted Fournette as the centerpiece of his old-school, run-first philosophy. It worked in 2017, although it became clear that Fournette needed to be a better pro. He was fined repeatedly for being late and skipping mandatory functions.Fournette’s tenure in Jacksonville took a turn in 2018, which ended up being the worst season of his football life. He was injured, suspended and on the bench in crunch time. He was fined, criticized and admittedly not in ideal shape late in the year.The Jaguars voided the remaining guarantees in his rookie contract following his one-game suspension for fighting with Buffalo linebacker Shaq Lawson, and Coughlin ripped him for being “disrespectful” and “selfish” for sitting on the bench — while injured and inactive — during the season finale. Adding to the chaos, Fournette was arrested in April 2019 for driving with a suspended license.He bounced back with his best season last year.But with Coughlin fired, general manager Dave Caldwell declined to pick up the fifth-year option in Fournette’s rookie deal. SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENTlast_img read more