West Nile cases dropped sharply in 2004

first_img 2003 WNV activity by state One reason to stay vigilant is that researchers are learning more about how serious West Nile is in people, O’Leary added. Ongoing studies of neuroinvasive cases show some patients suffer “lingering neurologic problems months or even years after the initial disease.” Although the epidemic’s severity dropped in 2004, O’Leary urged people to continue to use precautions against West Nile. Sep 8, 2004, CIDRAP News story on lingering effects of West Nile fever The hardest-hit states this year were in the West and Southwest, as measured by the numbers of neuroinvasive cases. California had 154 cases, Arizona 128, Texas 105, and Colorado 39. In contrast, last year California and Arizona had only 2 and 7 neuroinvasive cases respectively, while Colorado had 621. Texas was about the same last year, with 108 cases. Because West Nile fever is less severe, and because reporting of fever won’t be nationally mandated until 2005, experts focus on the neuroinvasive cases, explained Dan O’Leary, DVM, a medical epidemiologist in CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases in Fort Collins, Colo. Dec 29, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – West Nile virus continued its relentless blanketing of the United States in 2004, marching westward but leaving far fewer dead and ill people in its wake than it did last year. Once a state has the virus, it remains endemic from season to season, O’Leary said. Only Washington state has reported finding the virus in animals (a bird and a horse in 2002) without seeing any subsequent animal or human cases. Cooler weather appears to reduce the spread of the virus, which may contribute to Washington’s situation, he added. 2004 WNV activity by state Only about 20% of people infected with the virus get sick and only about 1 in 150 infected people has neurologic involvement, according to information on CDC’s Web site. A mosquito-borne pathogen, West Nile virus was discovered in New York City in 1999 and spread steadily westward in the ensuing years. Now some 55 species of mosquito carry the virus, although Culex mosquitoes are considered the primary vectors, O’Leary said. Although the epidemic had as broad a geographic reach this year as last year, the 2004 case total represented a sharp drop from last year’s 9,862 cases. The 2003 total included 6,830 fever cases, 2,866 cases of neuroinvasive disease, and 166 unspecified cases. There were 264 deaths. A total of 2,448 cases have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta so far this year. That includes 87 deaths, 888 cases of neuroinvasive disease (West Nile meningitis and West Nile encephalitis), 1,011 West Nile fever cases, and 549 other clinical or unspecified cases. “States where the virus has occurred previously and continues to occur, there is ongoing human risk. People shouldn’t let down their guard because it wasn’t a big epidemic,” he said. He recommended checking local West Nile activity on state health department Web sites and remembering to use effective mosquito sprays for outdoor activities. As in past years, some severe localized outbreaks occurred this year, often on the leading edge of the West Nile wave or in places where the virus arrived within the past year, O’Leary said. Last year Colorado had a severe epidemic with 2,947 total cases, but this year the center of West Nile activity moved west, he said. Phoenix, Ariz., and Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles counties in California saw more than 100 cases each. However, Mesa County, Colo., had about 125 cases this year, he said. See also: Aside from the change in the number of people afflicted, other aspects of the disease this year were generally consistent with past years. The 87 deaths this year represent a case-fatality rate for neuroinvasive disease of about 9.8%, compared with a rate of about 9.2% in 2003. O’Leary said the neuroinvasive case-fatality rate has remained steady at about 9% to 10% since the virus landed on US soil.last_img read more

BCB senior limited over tournament resumes Sunday

first_imgTHE Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) senior 50 overs tournament will continue this Sunday after a break due to the prolonged inclement weather.Gudakesh MotieArchrivals Albion and Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club will highlight this Sunday’s action at the Albion Community Development Centre ground.It is one of three matches set for that date and is expected to be the featured match as several of the nation’s top cricketers will play on each side.The other matches will see Rose Hall Estate Cricket Club versus West Berbice at Rose Hall Canje and Bush Lot will hosts Tucber Park.Eon HooperEon Hooper, Gudakesh Motie, Romario Shepherd and Raun Johnson are some of the top players on show this weekend.All clubs are asked to take note that matches start at 09:30hrs. Host teams are reminded of their obligations as set out in the rules and procedures of the competition.Meanwhile, the BCB is requesting that all clubs make contact with its office on 333-2375 for registration forms for their Under-15 players as a competition in that division would commence shortly.Romario Shepherdlast_img read more

Tiger Woods’ score: Masters results, highlights from Thursday’s Round 1

first_imgWoods, who finished in second place in his last major, the PGA Championship, overcame some shaky putting at the start of his round to shoot a 2-under 70. MORE: Watch Tiger Woods’ Round 1 at the Masters for freeEven though he made the turn at 1-under par, Woods missed a handful of putts from within eight feet on the front nine that would have improved his score even more.He was in first place from the 14th to 16th hole but bogeyed the penultimate hole to fall one stroke back of the lead. In total, Woods had 12 pars, four birdies and two bogeys on the first 18 holes. Justin Harding, Jon Rahm, Patton Kizzire and former Masters champ Adam Scott were the four golfers tied for first place at the conclusion of Woods’ round. Sporting News provided scoring updates and highlights of Woods’ first round at Augusta National Golf Club. Follow along below.Masters live leaderboardFor complete scores, check out our full Masters leaderboard , featuring Woods and the rest of the field.Tiger Woods’ score: Results, highlights from Round 1Hole (Par)Tiger’s score  Place1 (4)EvenT-122 (5)1 underT-43 (4)1 underT-54 (3)1 underT-65 (4)Even T-176 (3)EvenT-177 (4)Even T-198 (5)Even T-199 (4)1 under T-1010 (4)1 underT-911 (4)1 under T-912 (3)1 underT-1013 (5)2 underT-314 (4)3 under T-115 (5)3 underT-116 (3)3 underT-117 (4)2 underT-618 (4)2 underT-5(All times Eastern)Hole 18: Par 4, 465 yardsA drive into the fairway bunker doesn’t prove to be much of a hindrance to Woods, who saves par and finishes the round with 2-over 70. He remains one stroke off the lead.Hole 17: Par 4, 440 yardsTough bogey for Woods. He had a nine-foot putt for par but missed it past the hole. He drops out of the lead.Hole 16: Par 3, 170 yardsThe birdie putt falls just short but Woods keeps pace atop the leaderboard with a par.Hole 15: Par 5, 530 yardsWoods pars the hole, not the ideal result he wanted, but considered he spent a considerable time during the hole in the rough, it’s not worst-case scenario.Hole 14: Par 4, 440 yardsMasterful birdie for Woods on probably his best hole of the round thus far. He drove it into the rough on the left, but rebounded with a great approach shot and sunk a putt from 25 feet. He is in a tie for first place!Tiger Woods goes OVER the trees and on to the green from the second cut at the 14th hole. https://t.co/rpU5KDKc6b pic.twitter.com/SuMkRqghi5— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 11, 2019.@TigerWoods escapes from the trees on No. 14 and converts his 25-foot birdie putt to claim a share of the lead. pic.twitter.com/ub6VGCYxNI— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 11, 2019Hole 13: Par 5, 510 yardsIt takes just two shots for Woods to land on the green, and despite a long eagle putt, he gets it just a couple of feet from the hole to set up an easy birdie. Woods is only one stroke back of the lead.Hole 12: Par 3, 155 yardsAfter hitting his first shot to the fring, Woods opts to pitch it and gets the ball within a couple of feet of the cup. It’s an easy par. Harding has dropped a stroke and is tied with two other for first place at 3 under, putting Woods just two strokes off. Hole 11: Par 4, 505 yardsWoods opts to play the difficult 11th hole conservatively, avoiding the water but setting up a lag putt that turns into a par.Hole 10: Par 4, 495 yardsThe good news for Woods: He reaches the green on two shots. The not as good news: The approach shot landed a ways away form the hole but he works it in for par. Leader Justin Harding made another birdie to extend his lead over Woods to three strokes.Hole 9: Par 4, 460 yardsWoods converts a short putt and he’s definitely glad he did. He is back under par for the round.Hole 8: Par 5, 570 yardsAn encouraging green in regulation for Woods, but he misses another relatively short putt and settles for his fourth consecutive par.Hole 7: Par 4, 450 yardsWoods drops his club in disgust as his approach shot from the fairway goes into the bunker to the left of the hole. He is able to hit a strong shot out of the bunker and escapes the short-putt demons that have haunted him over the last two holes. It’s a par.Hole 6: Par 3, 180 yardsAnother devastating miss on a short putt. Woods will par again after failing to capitalize on an easy birdie putt. At least the reason for his early struggles is easily identifiable. Hole 5: Par 4, 495 yardsA hole of firsts for Woods, but not in a good way. He misses his first fairway and bogeys for the first time. The putt lipped off the side of the cup from about five feet. He is back to even-par. Hole 4: Par 3, 240 yardsThe birdie putt falls just short and Woods settles for another par.Hole 3: Par 4, 350 yardsWoods’ pitch went over the green on the short par four, but he rebounds nicely with a chip near the hole and a tap-in for par.Hole 2: Par 5, 575 yards For the first time since 2010, Tiger Woods is in the top 10 after the first round of the Masters.It’s the fifth instance in total that Woods has been in the top 10 after the first round of the tournament. He has won the green jacket on two of those occasions.  Despite landing his second shot into the bunker, Woods recovers and birdies the hole, moving him to just one shot off the lead in the early going. His tee shots still look strong. Hole 1: Par 4, 445 yardsAfter a very strong tee shot, Woods’ approach shot lands on the green about 30 feet from the hole, leading to a routine two-putt for par.Tiger Woods’ 2019 Masters begins with a club twirl.Watch his round live: https://t.co/rpU5KDKc6b pic.twitter.com/4yOTBHvLaD— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 11, 2019last_img read more

Wellington Swim Team will be holding annual parents meeting on Sunday, May 4 at 4 p.m.

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Morty2768 · 328 weeks ago Go Sailfish!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Wellington Swim Team in 2013.Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Swim Team will be holding its annual parent’s informational meeting on Sunday, May 4, at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held on the first floor of the Wellington Recreation Center.  The swim team is for ages 5 to 18 but we do ask that a swimmer be able to swim 25 meters unassisted before joining the team.There will be Recreation and Swim Team staff available to complete registration during the meeting.  (If your children qualify for a  Rec Center scholarship please bring documentation to the meeting) The Swim Team will also have team suits and goggles available for purchase. The Wellington Swim Team is a great way to swim for fun, swim for fitness and swim for life.  Swimming is an outstanding activity for individuals of all ages.  It promotes fitness and teaches a child to strive for physical achievement.  The Swim team is an exciting individual and team sport.  It helps motivate participants to strive for self-improvement and teaches goal orientation.  The swim team focuses on cultivating a positive mental attitude and high self-esteem in the swimmers.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more