Indonesia has another avian flu case

first_imgOct 11, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesian officials have reported an H5N1 avian influenza case in a 12-year-old boy in the Jakarta area, raising the country’s human case count to 109, according to news services.The boy is from the Jakarta suburb of Tangerang and is being treated in a Jakarta hospital, said Muhammad Nadirin, a spokesman for the health ministry’s avian flu center, according to a Reuters report published today.Nadirin said it was not clear how the boy was exposed to the virus, but some chickens had died in his neighborhood, according to the story.Eighty-seven of Indonesia’s H5N1 cases have been fatal, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO’s global count, which does not yet include the new Indonesian case, stands at 330 cases with 202 deaths.Meanwhile, five people with suspected avian flu in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province tested negative for the H5N1 virus, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report published yesterday. The report quoted a spokesman named Momo at the avian flu information center.The five were among seven people from the same village who were admitted to a hospital in Medan, the provincial capital, Oct 6, AFP reported. Momo said he had no information on the other two patients.An earlier report from Antara, Indonesia’s national news agency, had said 8 people were hospitalized with suspected avian flu in Medan on Oct 7, including a pregnant woman and a 3-year-old.In other developments, H5N1 cropped up again in poultry in southern Vietnam this week after a 2-month absence, according to a Reuters report today.The Agriculture Ministry said ducks from a farm in the Mekong Delta’s Tra Vinh province tested positive for the virus, according to Reuters. Testing was done after five birds in an unvaccinated flock of 300 died. The rest of the ducks have since been destroyed by animal-health workers, the story said.Agriculture Minister Cao Duc Phat urged veterinary authorities this week to step up poultry vaccinations, Reuters reported. He said avian flu would soon reemerge among unvaccinated birds, especially as the weather cools in northern Vietnam.last_img read more

Syracuse limits 2nd-chance points despite rebounding disadvantage

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Tyler Lydon came out with the ball after a major scrum under the basket. Texas A&M’s Tonny Trocha-Morelos had missed two shots. A couple other tap-in attempts didn’t fall. Syracuse struggled to get possession. After several attempts and several misses, it was Lydon that had the ball.“I thought our guys fought hard, but we missed a lot of layups around the basket,” Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy said. “The advantage we had was on the inside and we weren’t able to take advantage of it.”The Aggies outrebounded Syracuse 38-31 and had 17 offensive rebounds to Syracuse’s 11. But those offensive boards turned into just 16 points for Texas A&M in its 74-67 loss to Syracuse in the Battle 4 Atlantis finals on Friday afternoon at Imperial Arena.Lydon once again led all rebounders, this time with eight. And Syracuse won despite it’s disadvantage down low.“We were just fighting for our lives down there,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “They’re a big, strong, physical team and we were just trying to scrape it out somehow.” AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoeheim acknowledged that his team will get outrebounded on most nights, but said Lydon helped keep the team afloat on Friday. The SU forward got the board with 53 seconds to play when Jalen Jones — who scored 23 points — missed a layup. It was a last-gasp attempt, and Syracuse’s possession all but ended the game.Boeheim said on Thursday that he feared the length and strength of the Aggies. His fears were proven correct in the Battle 4 Atlantis title, but it didn’t matter in the game’s final score.“They were very good,” Kennedy said. “You have to give Syracuse a lot of credit.” Comments Related Stories Blum: Battle 4 Atlantis title was about proving Syracuse could do itFast reaction: Syracuse beats No. 25 Texas A&M to win Battle 4 Atlantis championshipGallery: Syracuse wins Battle 4 Atlantis championship game against Texas A&MStorify: Syracuse community reacts to Battle 4 Atlantis title win over No. 25 Texas A&Mcenter_img Published on November 27, 2015 at 8:25 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3last_img read more

Juan Uribe’s career night leads Dodgers in win over Arizona

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Uribe’s career-high three home runs were part of a season-high six for a Dodgers team that scored just seven runs during a three-game sweep at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds over the weekend.Despite four consecutive losses for the first time since an eight-game losing streak in early May, the National League West-leading Dodgers increased their lead to 12 games over the second-place Diamondbacks.“It just feels good to get a win,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Coming out of Cincinnati, that last trip wasn’t a great trip for us. And you got the team that’s right behind you, you know, head-to-head, so it’s kind of nice to be playing those guys and not looking at the scoreboard.”The Dodgers needed just five innings to collect all their home runs, the most since famously hitting four consecutive home runs as part of a seven-homer effort in a win over the San Diego Padres on Sept. 18, 2009.Of course, Ricky Nolasco (13-9) hasn’t needed much offensive support. The Dodgers’ July 6 trade acquisition extended his career-high wining streak to seven and sports a 1.60 earned-run average in his last seven starts. Monday he allowed one run — an earned run in the fifth inning — on three hits in 6 2/3 innings. It’s often an unintelligible cross between laughing and talking, but Juan Uribe’s booming voice is ever present in the Dodgers clubhouse. One of the quieter bats in a stacked Dodgers lineup has long since proven his worth as a teammate, making it understandable why the rest of the Dodgers relished the chance to see him thrive outside the clubhouse on Monday night. Uribe’s career night included three home runs, and the 34-year-old third baseman went 4 for 4 with four RBIs to snap a four-game losing streak, leading the Dodgers to an 8-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in front of 52,410 at Dodger Stadium. “I’ll never forget,” Uribe said. “I’ll never forget what I did today. That’s what I tell my teammates.”center_img After beginning the season with five wins in 13 decisions with the Miami Marlins, the Rialto native is 8-1 with the Dodgers.“It was my dream to come here and pitch,” Nolasco said. “I feel like I threw the ball well all year. Obviously now a little more is on the line and it changes a little bit. The offensive support here helps. Just the position you’re in, you’ve got to step up your game.”In addition to Uribe’s three, Nolasco was the beneficiary of home runs by Adrian Gonzalez, Andre Ethier and Hanley Ramirez, who was 2 for 3 with three runs scored.Uribe’s second home run spelled the end for Diamondbacks pitcher Randall Delgado (4-6), who lasted just 2 2/3 innings and allowed five runs on seven hits, including four of the home runs. Uribe followed Etheir’s second-inning home run with his first solo shot and Gonzalez’s two-run home run with another to equal the team’s season-high total of four in a game by the third inning.Ramirez led off the fifth inning with a solo shot before Uribe’s third gave the Dodgers a 7-1 lead.Uribe’s upswing mirrors the Dodgers’ improvement since the team began a tear in late June that is responsible for the best second-half record in 50 years. He followed a spotty initial three months by hitting .257 in July and .293 in August to raise his average to .271 entering Monday.Uribe ended last season as a distant second on the depth chart to Luis Cruz, who began the season as the starting third baseman but was released July 2.“When Luis (Cruz) was here kind of tearing it up and kind of the darling of L.A. for a period of time, Juan was a really good teammate,” Mattingly said. “And during that period of time — and not just that period — he gained a lot of respect within that clubhouse for his treatment of everyone and Luis.”The Dodgers’ trade for seven-time All-Star third baseman Michael Young Sept. 1 hasn’t fazed Uribe, who was assured he would remain the starter while Young assumed the first bench role of his distinguished career.Monday marked the first-ever three-home run game for Uribe and the 10th time he hit at least two in a game in his 12-year career. The 34-year-old capped his night by hustling out a seventh-inning infield single, for an RBI, no less.last_img read more

Dodgers’ McCarthy out for season with torn elbow ligament

first_imgHe gave up 15 earned runs, and a league-high nine homers, in 23 innings. He even became the first pitcher in major league history to give up four home runs with no walks and 10 strikeouts in a game. He kept his record clean and even picked up the win in Saturday’s 11-8 triumph at San Diego.But in that last appearance, he essentially took himself out in the sixth inning while standing on the mound, telling the trainers he had tightness in his elbow. The ultrasound Monday showed the extent of the damage, which the Dodgers and McCarthy had anticipated would not be as severe as perhaps tendinitis.Still, McCarthy and the disabled list are no strangers. He has been there 10 previous times since 2005, once because of a life-threatening brain hemorrhage. But none of them had to do with an elbow issue.Andrew Freidman, the Dodgers’ first-year president of baseball operations, said before Monday’s game against the Giants he did not anticipate making any quick-fix trades to remedy McCarthy’s absence but will rely on an array of young arms at Triple-A Oklahoma City, some of whom have already been called up as spot starters, to get them through the next couple of months.“Historically, April and May trades are pretty uncommon, and for the most part we are going to look inside,” Freidman said. “We have a number of interesting candidates. We’ll take some time and focus internally for now. It serves us well to get a feel for what we have. And then we’ll wake up June, scout other organizations in four-to-six weeks and figure out where to go from there.’ The Dodgers’ starting rotation beyond Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke just got a lot more cranky Monday.Brandon McCarthy’s 2015 season will end with a perfect 3-0 record, a sketchy 5.87 ERA, and a right elbow with a ulnar collateral ligament tear that likely requires Tommy John surgery, the Dodgers were told before the opener of their three-game series against San Francisco.The 31-year-old right-hander with a history of other shoulder issues still was signed to a four-year, $48 million free-agent contract in the off-season. The Dodgers’ due diligence with his medical history did not show anything to warrant concern about his elbow, although they did put some provisions in his current deal if something happened with his shoulder.With the up-in-the-air return of No. 3 starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, out indefinitely with an inflamed shoulder but presumably due back in May, plus no guarantees with the health of left-hander Brett Anderson, who started Monday, the Dodgers had at least some reliability in McCarthy for four starts. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Freidman noted the recent big-league performances of Mike Bolsinger, Scott Baker and Carlos Frias, plus top prospect Zach Lee, who has gone 3-0 with a 0.95 ERA in 19 innings over three starts at Oklahoma City. There is also 19-year-old Julio Urias, currently at Double-A.Baker is likely to remain in the rotation and start Friday or Saturday anyway. Kershaw is scheduled to start Tuesday, with Greinke on Wednesday before a day off Thursday that closes the month of April.The Dodgers’ current DL also includes outfielder Yasiel Puig, closer Kenley Jansen, plus relief pitchers Joel Peralta, Brandon League and Chris Withrow, with starter Brandon Beachy (expected back in June as a possible rotation candidate). The 25-man roster as it stands has 13 pitchers with 12 position players.“We still feel good about our club,” said manager Don Mattingly. “Someone just has to step forward and pitch well.”Freidman said the plan is to just take it “turn by turn” and keep more of a focus actually on the bullpen, which could also be taxed more by rotation seat fillers.“It always comes back to the bullpen because, ironically enough, this injury scares me more for the bullpen,” he said. “We have guys who can keep us in games, but I worry about the length they’re going to provide and the toll it is going to take on the bullpen. We have a deep bullpen at Triple-A, too, and will just have to continue to work series-to-series, and week-to-week to make sure we’re not putting our relievers in harm’s way in terms of how much work load they are taking on.”For the moment, the Dodgers have McCarthy on the 15-day disabled list. To fill his roster spot, they recalled 27-year-old left-handed reliever Adam Liberatore from Oklahoma City.McCarthy, an avid user of his Twitter account, told followers Monday: “To be fair, 31 years of use is a lot to ask for from a ligament.”McCarthy said before Monday’s game that he would talk to more doctors about whether to go ahead with the ligament replacement surgery, but did not want to belabor the decision.“I’d like to be back before the All-Star game (next season),” said McCarthy, who pitched 135 innings in 2013 with Arizona and a combined 200 innings — a career high — with the Diamondbacks and Yankees in 2014. “I hope I’m easily replaceable. I hope someone does well (taking his spot), but it just sucks that it’s at your expense.”last_img read more