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India's top court ends proceedings against Italian marines
on June 15, 2021 at 8:56 am
NEW DELHI/ROME (Reuters) - India's top court said on Tuesday it has closed all proceedings against two Italian marines over the shooting of two fishermen off the southern Indian coast in 2012, after Rome paid $1.36 million in compensation. Read full story
Cops on the hunt for jealous hubby after woman stabbed repeatedly
on June 15, 2021 at 8:50 am
KAJANG: An Indonesian woman is in critical condition after being stabbed several times by her jealous husband. Read full story
Covid-19: Kedah Sultan consents to postpone official birthday celebration until further notice
on June 15, 2021 at 8:48 am
ALOR SETAR: The 79th birthday celebrations of Kedah Ruler Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah will be postponed until further notice. Read full story
Russia removes Belarus opposition politician Tsikhanouskaya from wanted list - RIA
on June 15, 2021 at 8:47 am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police have removed Belarusian opposition politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya from their wanted list at the initative of the Belarusian authorities, the RIA news agency reported on Tuesday. Read full story
Special meeting of Malay Rulers to start at 2.30pm Wednesday (June 16)
on June 15, 2021 at 8:41 am
PETALING JAYA: The special meeting of Malay Rulers will take place at 2.30pm on Wednesday (June 16), says Istana Negara. Read full story
Rakyat Singapura jadi perisik China ditahan
on June 15, 2021 at 9:00 am
SINGAPURA: Seorang warga republik ini yang berkhidmat sebagai perisik China sejak 2016 ditahan dua tahun di bawah Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA).
3 tan daum ketum dirampas di Jeli
by Siti Rohana Idris on June 15, 2021 at 8:43 am
JELI: Lebih tiga tan daun ketum dianggarkan bernilai RM31,300 yang dimuatkan dalam dua lori dirampas di sekatan jalan raya (SJR) Batu Melintang di sini, semalam.
Lelaki Nigeria perdaya ibu tunggal diberkas
by Nuraliawati Sabri on June 15, 2021 at 8:43 am
MELAKA: Seorang lelaki Nigeria yang menjadikan ibu tunggal sebagai mangsa penipuan ‘love scam’ sehingga kerugian RM78,200, ditahan polis Ahad lalu.
Penjara 12 bulan curi telefon bimbit, wang pemandu e-hailing
by Farah Marshita Abdul Patah on June 15, 2021 at 8:37 am
KAJANG: Seorang pengawal keselamatan dijatuhi hukuman penjara 12 bulan oleh Mahhkamah Majistret di sini, hari ini, kerana mencuri telefon bimbit dan wang milik pemandu e-hailing.
JAKIM bawa kepada Majlis Raja-Raja
by Latifah Arifin on June 15, 2021 at 8:27 am
KUALA LUMPUR: Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM) akan menyediakan kertas kerja dalam masa terdekat berhubung isu penghinaan terhadap Islam yang akan dipersembahkan kepada Majlis Raja-Raja.
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Human infection with avian influenza A (H5N8) – the Russian Federation
on February 26, 2021 at 12:00 am
On 18 February 2021, the National IHR Focal Point for the Russian Federation notified WHO of detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) in seven human clinical specimens. These are the first reported detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) in humans. Positive clinical specimens were collected from poultry farm workers who participated in a response operation to contain an avian influenza A(H5N8) outbreak detected in a poultry farm in Astrakhan Oblast in the Russian Federation. The laboratory confirmation of the seven specimens were performed by the State Research Centre for Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR (WHO H5 Reference Laboratory). The age of seven positive cases ranged between 29 to 60 years and five were female. Between 3 and 11 December, a total of 101 000 of 900 000 egg laying hens on the farm died. This high mortality rate prompted an investigation. Samples were collected from these birds and an initial detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) was performed by the Russian regional veterinary laboratory. On 11 December, the outbreak was confirmed by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Reference laboratory, and the Federal Centre for Animal Health (FGBI-ARRIAH), in Vladimir, the Russian Federation. Outbreak containment operations started immediately and continued for several days due to the large size of the poultry farm.
Ebola virus disease – Guinea
on February 17, 2021 at 2:50 pm
On 14 February 2021, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea informed WHO of a cluster of Ebola Virus
Rift Valley fever – Kenya
on February 12, 2021 at 11:00 am
Rift Valley fever (RVF) has been reported in Kenya in humans in Isiolo and Mandera counties and in
Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
on February 10, 2021 at 12:00 am
On 7 February 2021, the Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) after the laboratory confirmation of one case in North Kivu Province. The case was an adult female living in Biena Health Zone. To date the source of infection is still under investigation. On 25 January 2021, the case presented with nasal bleeding. From 25 January to 1 February, she reportedly received outpatient care at a local health centre. From 1 to 3 February, she was admitted to a second health centre with signs of physical weakness, dizziness, joint pain, epigastric pain, liquid stools, headache and difficulty breathing. On 3 February, a blood sample was collected for EVD testing due to her epidemiological link with an EVD survivor. On the same day, she was referred to a hospital in Katwa Health Zone (part of Butembo city) following the deterioration of her condition. She was admitted to the intensive care unit the same day and died on 4 February. On 5 February, the body was buried in Musienene Health Zone, however not under safe burial practices.
Influenza A (H3N2) variant virus – United States of America
on February 5, 2021 at 12:00 am
On 13 January, 2021, a child under 18 years of age in Wisconsin developed respiratory disease. A respiratory specimen was collected on 14 January. Real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing conducted at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene indicated a presumptive positive influenza A(H3N2) variant virus infection. The specimen was forwarded to the Influenza Division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on 21 January for further testing. On 22 January, CDC confirmed an influenza A (H3N2)v virus infection using RT-PCR and genome sequence analysis. Investigation into the source of the infection has been completed and revealed that the child lives on a farm with swine present. Sampling of the swine on the property for influenza virus has not yet been conducted but is planned. Five family members of the patient reported respiratory illness during the investigation and were tested for influenza; all tested negative. The patient was prescribed antiviral treatment and was not hospitalized and has made a full recovery. No human to human transmission has been identified associated with this investigation. Sequencing of the virus by CDC revealed it is similar to A (H3N2) viruses circulating in swine in the mid-western United States during 2019-2020. Viruses related to this A (H3N2)v virus were previously circulating as human seasonal A (H3N2) viruses until around 2010-2011 when they entered the USA swine population. Thus, past vaccination or infection with human seasonal A (H3N2) virus is likely to offer some protection in humans.