Angolan isolation ward empty as Marburg cases mount

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first_img A specially equipped isolation ward at Uige province’s 400-bed hospital is empty, even though Marburg cases and deaths are occurring in the area, the WHO reported. “It is apparent that, for the time being, the community does not accept the concept of isolation,” the agency said. “Residents are unwilling to report suspected cases and allow these people to be managed under conditions that reduce the risk of further transmission.” Yesterday the WHO said travelers to Angola should be aware of the Marburg outbreak and avoid close contact with sick people. People who have existing medical conditions and might require hospitalization should consider postponing travel to Angola, and especially to Uige, officials said. To make matters worse, four Red Cross volunteers who had just been trained to educate local residents about the disease were killed by lightning today while on their way to work, the WHO statement said. The agency had announced just yesterday that the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies had decided to send more volunteers to Uige to help fight the epidemic by running educational campaigns. In the past the federation has helped control large outbreaks of Ebola fever, a disease much like Marburg fever. See also: Apr 14 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_04_14a/en/ But Dr. Mike Ryan of the WHO said that even if the drug seems to work in monkeys, it could be months before it could be tried in human patients, according to the story. Travelers leaving Angola should seek medical attention if they experience any illness with fever within 10 days after their departure, the agency said. Further, “WHO recommends that travelers with a clear exposure history be treated as contacts and placed under surveillance for 21 days, during which time their temperature should be monitored daily.” Apr 13 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_04_13/en/ Officials said they were not aware of any Marburg cases in foreign nationals other than those involved in caring for patients in Uige. In other developments, US Army scientists are investigating whether a drug that has shown promise against Ebola fever might work against Marburg, the Associated Press reported yesterday. The report said the drug cured Ebola in a third of a group of monkeys that were treated with it in 2003. Apr 14, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – As the death toll in Angola’s Marburg hemorrhagic fever epidemic reached 215, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that Angolans are refusing to report suspected cases and allow patients to be treated in isolation. Because of the resistance to control measures, the agency said, “Family members and other caregivers who refuse to allow patients to be cared for in the isolation facility are being informed of ways to protect themselves from infection and given appropriate supplies. WHO has placed urgent orders for disinfectants, which are currently in short supply in Angola.” In reporting the Red Cross workers’ deaths, the WHO said it “recognizes the importance of this support and deeply regrets the death of these volunteers.” The WHO said the outbreak amounted to 235 cases, including 215 deaths, as of Apr 12, up from 231 cases and 210 deaths the day before. Uige remained the center of the outbreak, with 208 cases and 194 deaths.last_img read more


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first_imgThree-star shooting guard Brycen Goodine committed to Syracuse on Wednesday night, he announced on Twitter.“I went to the school and just fell in love with it,” Goodine told the Daily Orange. “It was awesome. I could just tell that it’s a family up there and I wanted to be a part of it.”The Class of 2019 recruit chose the Orange after a short, heavy recruiting period this summer, Goodine said. He picked SU over Boston College, reportedly his only other offer. 247Sports.com reported that Goodine received interest from Connecticut, Florida and California, among others. The 6-foot-4, 170-pound guard from St. Andrews (Rhode Island) School is ranked the 30th shooting guard in the 2019 class and second-best player out of Massachusetts, per 247Sports. Goodine is the SU’s first commitment in Jim Boeheim’s 2019 class.Syracuse first saw Goodine at Nike EYBL Peach Jam, where he averaged 4.6 points per game on 25 percent shooting from the field. The Orange’s assistant coach Gerry McNamara attended every game the high school junior played in, Goodine said, but that he didn’t introduce himself until soon after in Florida.Former SU assistant Mike Hopkins had a good relationship with St. Andrews coach Mike Hart, but Hopkins departed Syracuse in March for Washington.“He’s done great (in recruiting),” Hart said of McNamara.Goodine was playing in the AAU Nationals and the AAU Super Showcase in Florida in July when he met McNamara.“He’s been everywhere,” Hart said, “but he just decided this was the place.”Hart described his player as a “sweet-shooting point guard.” He also said Goodine can score and pass. He played more off the ball at St. Andrews last year, but Hart plans to move him more onto the ball this season.“He’s very good defensively, too,” Hart said. “And he’s no maintenance. Not low maintenance, no maintenance.”Hart met Goodine when Goodine’s mother stopped Hart at a basketball game between Rhode Island and Brown. Then, after talking for a short time, Goodine enrolled at St. Andrews.If no current Syracuse player leaves for the draft, Goodine will join Tyus Battle and Elijah Hughes as the team’s shooting guards. Comments Published on September 13, 2017 at 9:47 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TRcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more