H5N1 flu infects birds in Egypt, France, India

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first_imgFeb 20, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The rapidly growing list of countries facing H5N1 avian influenza in birds has swelled to include Egypt, France, and India in the past 4 days, and the virus is suspected in Bosnia as well.Egyptian officials first reported on Feb 17 that about 20 dead birds had tested positive for the virus, according to an Associated Press report that day. A United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization official said the virus had reached Cairo via an infected turkey taken to market there, and outbreaks had been found in backyard chickens and rooftop coops in Giza, across the Nile River from Cairo.In addition, Egypt’s health minister said the disease had been found in three provinces in the Nile delta and in Fayoum, a farming region southwest of Cairo, according to a Reuters report today.The report said the sudden arrival and spread of the virus had caused widespread panic among Egyptians. The economic impact could be severe, because the poultry industry in Egypt supports 2.5 million to 3 million people, and Egyptians are heavily dependent on poultry for protein, according to UN officials quoted in the story.In France, a wild duck found near Lyon tested positive for H5N1 on Feb 18, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report published today. France became the sixth European Union (EU) member to find the virus in birds, after Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, and Slovenia. (Infected birds have also been found in several non-EU countries in Europe, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, and Ukraine.)India confirmed its first avian outbreak of H5N1 the same day as France, Feb 18. The virus was found in chickens in the western state of Maharashtra, where 50,000 birds died last week, according to an AFP report.A Feb 19 Bloomberg News report said the virus had affected as many as 52 poultry farms at Nawapur in the northern part of the state, of which Mumbai is the capital. State officials said they had created 60 teams to destroy poultry on 48 farms in 19 villages, the story said.About 20,000 of an estimated 500,000 birds near Nawapur were destroyed yesterday, according to an AFP report published today. The report said teams of inexperienced agricultural were struggling to slaughter the chickens, beating and strangling some.One farmer said the government had promised to pay farmers the equivalent of US 80 cents per bird, little more than a third of the cost of raising them, AFP reported.In Bosnia, tests confirmed an H5 virus in two wild swans, prompting the government to order the slaughter of about 4,400 poultry, according to an AFP report today. The swans were found at a lake near the town of Jajce in the central part of the Balkan country.Samples from the swans were sent to a laboratory in Weybridge, England, to determine if the virus is H5N1, the story said.In Hungary, two more wild swans tested positive for an H5 virus, AFP reported today. Samples will be sent to Weybridge for further testing. Hungarian authorities were still waiting for the results of further tests on swans that tested positive for an H5 virus last week, AFP reported.Malaysia has confirmed its first poultry outbreak of H5N1 since late 2004, according to another AFP report published today. The story said tests were run after 40 chickens on a farm north of the capital, Kuala Lumpur, died last week.The country’s agriculture minister called the outbreak an “isolated case.” He said authorities had destroyed all the chickens on nearby farms and had taken steps to ensure that no poultry were moved out of the area.Malaysia had declared itself free of avian flu in January 2005, according to AFP.last_img read more


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first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••State of Kansas v. Crystal Twigg — Case No: 15 CR 234. Date of birth: 1983 Address: Wichita.  Charges: Count 1 — Display Drivers License of another as her own, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony. Count 3 — Possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Date of alleged crime: July 31, 2015. Case description: Twigg is accused of displaying a driver’s license issued to her mother in order to gain access to the Kansas Star Casino. She also allegedly had a small amount of methamphetamine in a jar in her purse and a glass smoking device. ————— State of Kansas v. Nichole Baker — Case No: 15 CR 235. Date of birth: 1975 Address: Wichita.  Charges: Count 1 — Criminal trespass, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession methamphetamine, Level 5 drug felony. Count 3 — Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 4 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Date of alleged crime: July 27, 2015. Case description: Baker is accused of entering the Kansas Star Casino knowing she was banned for a lifetime from returning due to involvement with criminal activity before. She allegedly possessed methamphetamine in her purse and a glass pipe and metal marijuana pipe at the time of her arrest. —————State of Kansas v. Tony Garcia— Case No: 15 CR 236. Date of birth: 1973 Address: Wichita.  Charges: Count 1 — Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony. Count 2 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Date of alleged crime: August 6, 2015. Case description: Garcia is accused of taking two baggies of methamphetamine in his pocket into the casino when one of the bags fell out of his pocket. —————State of Kansas v. Howard Lee Theodore Harden — Case No: 15 CR 238. Date of birth: 1996 Address: Mulvane. Charges: Count 1 — Burglary of vehicle, level 9 felony. Count 2a — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2b — Possession of stolen property, Class A misdemeanor. Date of alleged crime: February 25, 2015. Case description: Harden is accused entering a 1999 Ford pickup belonging to someone else and stealing a black Nike tennis shoes which he allegedly wore for three months before getting caught. —————State of Kansas v. Crystal Ann Hopper — Case No: 15 CR 240. Date of birth: 1989 Address: Oxford. Charges: Count 1 — Identity theft, level 8 felony.  Date of alleged crime: June 30 – July 6, 2015. Case description: Hopper is accused of using blank checks to forge the name of someone else and pay for Wal-Mart merchandise in Wellington on June 30 for $85.16, July 2 for $95.94, July 3 for $90.28, and July 6 for $162.41. —————State of Kansas v. Dustin Stalder — Case No: 15 CR 241. Date of birth: 1982 Address: Oxford. Charges: Count 1 — Identity theft, level 8 felony.  Date of alleged crime: June 30 – July 6, 2015. Case description: Stalder is accused of using blank checks to forge the name of someone else and pay for Wal-Mart merchandise in Wellington on June 30 for $85.16, July 2 for $95.94, July 3 for $90.28, and July 6 for $162.41. —————State of Kansas v. Jami Byers — Case No: 15 CR 242. Date of birth: 1978 Address: Wellington Charges: Count 1 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Date of alleged crime: May 14, 2015. Case description: Byers is accused of taking Wal-Mart merchandise including fishing sinkers, hooks, cat food – valued about $37.50. —————State of Kansas v. Lisa Koehn — Case No: 15 CR 243. Date of birth: 1981 Address: Wellington Charges: Count 1 — Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony. Count 2 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor.  Date of alleged crime: August 21, 2015. Case description: Koehn is accused of possessing a small baggy of methamphetamine in her pocket and needles and syringes in her purse which was found in close proximity of stolen property which had been allegedly stolen by John Vigil, Jr. —————State of Kansas v. John Vigil, jr. — Case No: 15 CR 244. Date of birth: 1963 Address: Wichita. Charges: Count 1 — Burglary of motor vehicle, level 9 felony. Count 2 — Criminal deprivation of motor vehicle, Class A felony. Count 3 — Theft of firearm, level 9 felony. Count 4 — Possession of firearm by convicted felon, level 8 felony. Date of alleged crime: August 20, 2015. Case description: Vigil, Jr. is accused of stealing a box, beer, and two guns including a Brushmaster AK-15 from another person’s white Sierra pickup. He also allegedly had possession of a glock 27 handgun which he was not allowed to have since being convicted of a felony in less than a five year period. —————State of Kansas v. Philicia Hewitt— Case No: 15 CR 245. Date of birth: 1986 Address: Wellington. Charges: Count 1 — Domestic battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Disorderly conduct, Class C misdemeanor. Date of alleged crime: August 21, 2015. Case description: Hewitt is accused of angrily pushing her boyfriend Michael Evans during an argument which alarmed another household member and prompted her to call 911. —————State of Kansas v. Dallas Leigh Ellis— Case No: 15 CR 246. Date of birth: 1985 Address: Wichita. Charges: Count 1 — Transportation open container, misdemeanor. Count 2 — Interference with law enforcement, Class A misdemeanor. DISMISSED. Date of alleged crime: August 21, 2015. Case description: Ellis is accused of having a 12 ounce Rolling Rock Beer open after entering the Kansas Turnpike at the Kansas Star Casino gate. Conviction: Ellis is sentenced to 60 days in county jail, fined $100 and court cost. All time is suspended provided he pays fine by Dec. 10, 2015 at 9 a.m. He is given credit for five days in county jail. —————State of Kansas v. Michael Evans — Case No: 15 CR 247. Date of birth: 1978 Address: Wellington. Charges: Count 1 — Domestic battery, Class B misdemeanor. DISMISSED. Count 2 — Disorderly conduct, Class C misdemeanor. Date of alleged crime: August 21, 2015. Case description: Evans is accused of angrily pushing his girlfriend Hewitt during an argument which alarmed another household member and prompted her to call 911. Conviction: Evans is sentenced to 30 days county jail, fined $100 and court costs. Jail time suspended upon condition that fine and costs are paid in full by Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m. or defendant appears in person in court.last_img read more


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