Indonesia reports 100th human H5N1 case

first_imgJun 15, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesia’s toll of people struck by H5N1 avian influenza has risen to 100, including 80 deaths, with the report that a 26-year-old man from Sumatra died of the disease on Jun 12.The Indonesian health ministry said the man from Riau province fell ill on Jun 3 and was hospitalized Jun 6, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) statement today. Investigators found he had been exposed to sick and dead poultry, the statement said.The case pushed the WHO’s global H5N1 count to 313 cases with 191 deaths. However, four cases reported recently by Vietnam have not yet been confirmed by the WHO.An Agence France-Presse (AFP) report on the Sumatra man’s case yesterday differed from the WHO statement in some details. The story, quoting a hospital official, listed his age as 29 and said he had been hospitalized Jun 11 after being sick for a week.The hospital official, Azizman Daan, told AFP the man had slaughtered and cooked a sick chicken after 3 of his 5 chickens died.Indonesia’s first human H5N1 illness cases were reported in July 2005. The country only recently surpassed Vietnam for having the greatest number of cases. By the WHO count, Vietnam has had 93 cases and 42 deaths.See also:Jun 15 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_06_15/en/index.htmllast_img read more

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AP7 awards SEK6.5bn in private equity mandates to two US firms

first_imgThe pension fund has now announced that it received 36 offers in all in response to the tender.In its 2016 annual report, AP7 said its board of directors had decided during that year to increase the share of private equity to 4% from 3% of the portfolio, over time.An increase of one percentage point would equate to around SEK3.8bn based on the SEK379.6bn value of the equity fund at the end of November.While HarbourVest is already on AP7’s published list of private equity managers, Adams Street Partners is not. Sweden’s AP7 has awarded SEK6.5bn (€661m) in private equity mandates to two US managers, according to tender award notices.The SEK407bn pension fund, which runs the default option in the premium pension system (PPM), announced it has awarded an SEK4.2bn private equity mandate to HarbourVest in Boston and a SEK2.3bn (€234m) private equity mandate to Chicago-based firm Adams Street Partners.The awards were the result of a tender launched two years ago, when the pension fund was seeking private equity managers for around SEK10bn of assets.In that December 2015 notice, AP7 said it anticipated appointing three to four managers for an initial period of three years with two optional two-year extensions.last_img read more

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Racing in Clonmel

first_imgThere is action at Clonmel this evening where former Irish Grand National-winning trainer Dot Love will be hoping that “Lucky Pat” can follow up his recent Kilbeggan victory in the Nire Valley Handicap Hurdle at 7.25.Former champion jockey Davy Russell is back on board “Lucky Pat” who must give weight away to everything, including the Henry De Bromhead-trained “Beckwith Star”.last_img

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