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Covid-19 vaccination in Sibu postponed due to lack of supply
on April 20, 2021 at 2:44 am
SIBU: Day two of the second phase of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme here, scheduled for Tuesday (April 20), has been postponed due to a lack of vaccines. Read full story
Tengku Permaisuri Selangor's father passes away
on April 20, 2021 at 2:41 am
KLANG: Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin's father Abdul Rahman Baba has passed away. Read full story
Two more Raya videos promoting gambling detected, three arrested
on April 20, 2021 at 2:15 am
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Two local women and a man were arrested in connection with two more Aidilfitri-themed videos promoting online gambling activities. Read full story
Man suspected of starting fire that killed coworker dies of burns in hospital
on April 20, 2021 at 2:05 am
KOTA KINABALU: An Indonesian labourer, who is suspected of setting a fire that led to the death of a colleague, has died at the Duchess of Kent Hospital in Sandakan. Read full story
Scrutiny of Tesla crash a sign that regulation may be coming
on April 20, 2021 at 2:00 am
The fiery crash of a Tesla near Houston with no one behind the wheel is drawing scrutiny from two US federal agencies that could bring new regulation of electronic systems that take on some driving tasks. Read full story
Jangan hanya kejar deretan A
by Dr Zhooriyati Sehu Mohamad on April 20, 2021 at 2:57 am
KECEMERLANGAN akademik selalu menjadi ukuran kejayaan apatah lagi dalam sistem pendidikan yang berorientasikan peperiksaan, deretan A selalunya menjadi lambang murid itu pandai.
Ibu bapa perlu bantu anak capai kecemerlangan
by Farha Izat on April 20, 2021 at 2:56 am
PERSEKITARAN, masalah pembelajaran malah mungkin harapan ibu bapa yang tinggi kepada anak-anak sebenarnya mampu memberi tekanan perasaan kepada anak-anak.
54 bungkusan air ketum dirampas
by Faris Fuad on April 20, 2021 at 2:53 am
KUALA LUMPUR: Polis merampas satu tong ais mengandungi 54 bungkusan air ketum hasil penahanan dua lelaki di sebuah rumah di Taman Bukit Mewah, Kajang, semalam.
Real tak disingkir daripada Liga Juara-Juara
on April 20, 2021 at 2:33 am
MADRID: Presiden Real Madrid, Florentino Perez berkata kelab berkenaan tidak akan disingkirkan daripada Liga Juara-Juara kerana menyertai cadangan penganjuran Liga Super Eropah (ESL).
Semai benci rasuah sejak kecil
on April 20, 2021 at 2:30 am
Institusi pendidikan berperanan dalam menyampai dan memberi pendedahan kepada generasi muda terhadap kesan rasuah. Rasuah bukan sahaja meruntuhkan organisasi, malah mencemarkan imej dan reputasi negara.
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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.