Indonesia reports another H5N1 death

first_imgAug 16, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – For the second time in 4 days, Indonesia’s health ministry today announced a fatal human case of H5N1 avian influenza, this one in a 17-year-old girl from a town just west of Jakarta who died Aug 14.The World Health Organization (WHO), in a statement confirming the case, reported the girl got sick on Aug 9, was hospitalized Aug 13, and died a day later. She was from Tangerang, 12 miles west of Jakarta, in Banten province.Investigators are working to determine how the girl was exposed to the virus, the WHO said. Her death pushes Indonesia’s H5N1 case count to 104 and its death toll to 83.Joko Suyono, a health ministry spokesman, said tests from two local laboratories confirmed the girl was infected with the H5N1 virus, the Associated Press reported today.The last previous H5N1 victim in Indonesia was a 29-year-old woman from the resort island of Bali who died Aug 12 after she had contact with sick and dead chickens. The WHO reported that the woman’s 3-year-old daughter had died of a respiratory illness before her mother fell ill, but health officials did not suspect she had an H5N1 infection.The WHO’s global H5N1 case count now stands at 321 cases and 194 deaths, including 58 cases and 36 deaths this year.See also:Aug 16 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_08_16/en/index.htmllast_img read more

Workers push forward on hospital project

first_imgBy Christine Rumleskie As the weather continues to get warmer, workers are placing steel beams in the ground to form the skeleton of the hospital. Green says the project is around 30 days ahead of schedule.Once the walls are erected, Green says there’s going to be a lot of work going on inside the building, especially during the winter months. He says HCP was attracted to this particular project because of its uniqueness, and importance to the community.Advertisement A leading player in Fort St. John’s new hospital project says production is ahead of schedule. Executive Director of Health Care Projects, Gerry Green, discussed the new Fort St. John Hospital project on Moose FM’s Issues and Answers on Wednesday. – Advertisement -HCP is a proponent in the P3 partnership for the new hospital. The company was established 14 years ago in the United Kingdom, and has since spread to Canada.Green says the partnership benefits the community, because quality work needs to be done to ensure longevity of the building. [asset|aid=2703|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5b5ad2c772e6b1c6f6421f218d3df2e7-Gerry Green 1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementcenter_img [asset|aid=2704|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5b5ad2c772e6b1c6f6421f218d3df2e7-Gerry Green 2_1_Pub.mp3] He says the project’s overall objective is to take advantage of Fort St. John’s topography, and have the building blend in, rather than stand out. Green added the hospital will also need to focus on the unique needs of the City and surrounding area, and planners will achieve that by working with the residents who will be using the facility.last_img read more