Dutch woman dies of Marburg fever

first_imgJul 11, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – A Dutch woman who fell ill with Marburg hemorrhagic fever after visiting a bat-infested cave in Uganda has died, Dutch authorities announced today.Authorities said the 40-year-old woman, who was not identified, died overnight at Leiden University Medical Centre, according to reports from Reuters and Agence France-Presse (AFP). The woman’s illness was first announced yesterday.In a statement yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said the woman was reportedly exposed to fruit bats during a visit to the “python cave” in the Maramagambo forest on Jun 19. The cave is thought to harbor bat species that have been found to carry Marburg virus and its close relative, Ebola virus, in other parts of Africa, the agency said.”A large bat population was seen in the cave and the woman is reported to have had direct contact with one bat,” the WHO said.The woman had visited another cave 3 days earlier, but no bats were seen there, the WHO said. She returned to the Netherlands in good health on Jun 28, but she became ill with a fever Jul 2 and was hospitalized Jul 5. She deteriorated rapidly and suffered liver failure and severe hemorrhaging Jul 7.WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said people who had contact with the woman have been monitored and have not shown any symptoms, Reuters reported. The WHO statement said no attempts were made to alert passengers who were on the woman’s return flight from Uganda, because she didn’t get sick until 4 days after the flight.”The chance of the virus spreading through the Netherlands is very small,” the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) said in a statement yesterday. Marburg virus spreads through contact with bodily fluids of infected people or animals.Hartl said people don’t need to cancel trips to Uganda because of the case, but they should not enter caves with bats, according to Reuters.Uganda’s health ministry issued a statement advising people entering caves or mines in the western district of Kamwenge to take “maximum precaution not to get into close contact with the bats and non-human primates in the nearby forests,” Reuters reported.The story said the Kitaka mine in Kamwenge, about 155 miles from Kampala, the capital, was closed last August after three miners contracted Marburg and one died.There is no specific treatment or vaccine for Marburg fever, which is fatal in up to 90% of cases. In a major outbreak in Angola in 2004 and 2005, 227 of 252 confirmed cases were fatal.See also: Jul 10 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2008_07_10/en/index.htmlJul 10 RIVM statementhttp://www.rivm.nl/en/Library/Common_and_Present/Newsmessages/2008/Dutch_tourist_infected_with_Marburg_virusJul 10 CIDRAP News story “Marburg fever case reported in Netherlands”last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp claims Liverpool got ‘really good result’ against Arsenal

first_img Comment Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side were knocked out of the Carabao Cup on Thursday night (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)Jurgen Klopp insists that Liverpool managed a ‘really good result’ against Arsenal on Thursday night, despite being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by the Gunners.The game finished 0-0 at Anfield and went to a penalty shootout, which saw Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno make two saves as Mikel Arteta’s side won 5-4 from the spot.Liverpool had the better of the game in terms of possession and chances created and Klopp is keen to take the positives, despite falling at the fourth round stage.The German claimed that a draw with Arsenal was an impressive achievement, despite the unsuccessful penalty shootout that followed.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It’s difficult to be too positive about the game when you don’t win it,’ Klopp told reporters.‘But actually, it would have been a draw, and I think against Arsenal, a draw is still a really good result.‘We lost a penalty shootout, but we had the bigger chances in the game and we did a lot of good things in this football game, and that’s what you wish for as a manager.‘We could have been a bit more clinical in finishing, but Bernd Leno had a really good game.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The penalty shootout, it’s luck and a lot of things. Arsenal shot really well and we, not exactly the same, and that’s why we lost.’Divock Origi and Harry Wilson failed to convert their spot-kicks for Liverpool and Joe Willock stepped up to score the winning penalty.Arsenal lost to Liveprool in the Premier League on Monday night and Arteta was pleased to gain some measure of revenge.‘We still have lots to learn but we are on the right path,’ said the Arsenal boss.‘It is the third time in about eight weeks we have played against the best team in Europe, in my opinion, and it is a step forward for my team.‘We want to treat every competition as an opportunity to win a trophy, we have to do that for the club we represent and we will do that.’MORE: Mikel Arteta reveals why William Saliba was left out of Arsenal’s win against LiverpoolMORE: Mikel Arteta reveals what he told Ainsley Maitland-Niles after nonchalant spot-kick in penalty shootout win over LiverpoolFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Jurgen Klopp claims Liverpool got ‘really good result’ against Arsenal Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 2 Oct 2020 9:46 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShareslast_img read more

150,000 Additional Pennsylvanians Enrolled in Governor Wolf’s Medicaid Expansion Plan

first_img150,000 Additional Pennsylvanians Enrolled in Governor Wolf’s Medicaid Expansion Plan July 22, 2015 Healthcare,  Human Services,  Medicaid Expansion,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced 150,000 new Pennsylvanians have enrolled in HealthChoices, since Governor Tom Wolf’s Medicaid expansion plan launched on April 27, 2015. HealthChoices provides health care coverage to more Pennsylvanians than ever before, including many who previously didn’t qualify for traditional Medicaid plans.“It is a priority of my administration to provide greater access to health care for Pennsylvanians,” Governor Wolf said. “Not only will the safety and security afforded by access to affordable health care make it easier for Pennsylvanians participate in our economy, but it will also drive down costs for providing health care, particularly visits to the emergency room which is the most expensive form of care. Additionally, Medicaid expansion will provide a boost to the commonwealth’s economy.”As a result of Pennsylvania’s decision to expand Medicaid, more hard working individuals now have access to preventive care, primary care doctors, prescriptions and behavioral health parity. In addition to individuals who qualified previously, Pennsylvanians ages 19 to 64 with incomes up to 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level may be eligible for coverage under Medicaid expansion.“When Governor Wolf began the Medicaid expansion on April 27th, there were approximately 289,000 Pennsylvanians who had been enrolled in expanded Medicaid under the previous plan. Adding the 150,000 that we are announcing today takes us a total of approximately 439,000 Pennsylvanians,” said DHS Secretary Ted Dallas. “The results are that more people in the commonwealth have access to critical health care services including preventative care than ever before.”Medicaid expansion also allowed the state to access millions in federal funds for health care. In fiscal year 2015-16, those federal funds saved the state approximately $626 million in state funds. Based on current enrollment trends, state savings are projected to grow to $645 million in state fiscal year 2016-17.In addition to expanding the pool of individuals eligible, HealthChoices streamlined Medicaid in Pennsylvania, allowing consumers to receive health care faster and more efficiently. In the previous plan, formerly known as Healthy PA, individuals could be enrolled in one of three separate plan components. The complexity of this approach led to many individuals not receiving the appropriate coverage and others inappropriately denied care. By streamlining this process, the Medicaid expansion has made enrollment easier for consumers.For more information or to apply for coverage, visit www.HealthChoicesPA.comcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

MBB : Waiters struggles to lead comeback as Jardine sits final 6 minutes

first_imgDion Waiters received the orders from Jim Boeheim with 13:23 remaining in the first half. With Syracuse down one to Villanova, Waiters entered the game for the first time, replacing his struggling cousin Scoop Jardine.Boeheim told the freshman Waiters to take the game over.‘I had to try and get us going, we had to find our offense some way,’ Waiters said. ‘Coach just told me to take over, make plays. So I tried to go out there and make plays.’With the substitution, it was the start of a game in which the SU head coach relied on his freshmen to make a difference. Because of Jardine’s struggles, Boeheim chose to play Waiters for 25 minutes, including the final 6:30 of the 83-72 loss to the Wildcats. He chose to stick with the aggressive mindset and style of play Waiters showcased Saturday, leaving his starting point guard Jardine on the bench in the process.Even if, after the game, the head coach felt both Jardine and Waiters played poorly. Even though Waiters failed to score in the second half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It was a disappointing game from Scoop and Dion’s perspective,’ Boeheim said. ‘They have played well. They have had a good week of practice. We are not going to win if those two guys go 3-for-20.’Boeheim did not specify why he chose to play Waiters in place of Jardine to end the game, saying only that the point guard play was not good Saturday and that the Orange needs more leadership out of the position. Jardine went 1-of-8 from the field, registered two turnovers and failed to grab a rebound in 22 minutes. Waiters went 2-of-12 with two turnovers and five assists.‘I take somebody out,’ Boeheim said, ‘I take them out for a reason.’Waiters attempted to be the offensive catalyst for SU after a start to the game in which Boeheim, Jardine and Waiters all said the Orange didn’t bring enough energy. Waiters brought his usual confident, crass mentality to the court, attempting eight shots in 12 first-half minutes.With an Orange offense looking stagnant for the second game in a row, Waiters exhibited a certain mindset to put the SU offensive burden on himself. It was one of brashness, best exemplified when he fouled Villanova wing Corey Stokes hard on a 3-point attempt midway through the first half, only to glare down and crack a smile at Stokes as he lay on the court.Jardine was relegated to the bench for those final seven minutes of the game. The point guard said he understood why he was on the bench to end the game: He played poorly, going 1-of-8 from the field. He brought ‘nothing’ Saturday. As simple as that.‘I didn’t run the team, I didn’t execute nothing. I did nothing to help our team at all,’ Jardine said. ‘I didn’t get us in sets.’In the first half, Jardine looked lost. The junior point guard struggled against the ball pressure of Wildcat guards Maalik Wayns and Corey Fisher. The Orange offense rushed sets to keep up with the eight first-half 3-pointers of Villanova. By halftime, the Orange was down 40-29 as Boeheim grew weary of not only Jardine’s play but Waiters’ as well.The duo attempted 14 of the Orange’s 27 first-half shots, too selfish for the head coach’s liking.‘I feel like we were trying to score more than we were trying to get the team in stuff,’ Boeheim said.In the second half, Waiters spelled Jardine from 15:30 to 9:30, tallying only one assist in the six minutes. But 12 seconds after Jardine returned for Waiters, he turned the ball over. He would leave the game for good less than three minutes later, watching next to SU assistant coach Rob Murphy as Waiters played his part in applying a frantic end-game press.For Jardine, it was just one of those games. It was his turn to sit on the bench, not directing his team as he watched his little cousin fail to take the opportunity to carry a comeback.‘Coach is going to go with how the game feels,’ Jardine said. ‘I would have done the same thing.’aolivero@syr.edu Comments Published on January 21, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more