WHO lists warning signs for severe H1N1 disease

first_img In addition, particular danger signs in children include fast or difficult breathing, lack of alertness, difficulty in waking up, and little or no desire to play, the agency said. Because a patient’s condition can worsen very quickly, medical attention should be sought when any of the warning signs appear, the WHO advised. Jul 29 CIDRAP News story “Study on pandemic flu risks in pregnancy finds antiviral treatment delays” Jul 31 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/notes/h1n1_pregnancy_20090731/en/index.html Regarding pregnant women, the WHO noted a US study published this week in The Lancet that showed an increased risk of severe or fatal H1N1 disease in this group. Several other countries also have noted an increased risk for pregnant women and a higher risk of fetal death or spontaneous abortion, the agency said. The agency said pregnant women should be treated with oseltamivir as soon as possible after symptom onset and should be a priority group for immunization. Jul 31, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today issued a list of warning signs of possible severe disease in H1N1 flu patients, while adding its voice to the recent warnings about the virus’s threat to pregnant women.center_img “WHO strongly recommends that, in areas where infection with the H1N1 virus is widespread, pregnant women, and the clinicians treating them, be alert to symptoms of influenza-like illness,” the statement said. The WHO said signs that can signal a progression to severe disease include shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, turning blue, bloody or colored sputum, chest pain, altered mental status, high fever lasting more than 3 days, and low blood pressure. See also: The agency noted that most patients continue to have mild symptoms and recover fully within a week, but a few people, usually younger than 50, rapidly progress to severe and often fatal illness. “No factors that can predict this pattern of severe disease have yet been identified, though studies are under way,” the statement said. In other comments, the WHO said monitoring of viruses from multiple outbreaks has revealed no evidence of a change in the virus’s ability to spread or cause severe illness.last_img read more

The house that Skase built sells for over $10m to Brisbane hotelier

first_imgThe opulent former home of disgraced businessman Christopher Skase has sold. Picture: Claudia Baxter.THE lavish Brisbane mansion built by disgraced Australian businessman Christopher Skase has sold in a secret deal to a local hotelier for $10.138 million.Star Hotel Group boss Steven Shoobridge bagged the luxurious Great Gatsby-style estate for a bargain given Skase built the home in 1988 at a reported cost of $35 million, with a further $5 million spent on extensive renovations in 1997. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The late Christopher Skase and wife Pixie in Spain. Picture: Humphrey Carter. The opulent home on Dickson Terrace in Hamilton. Photo: Claudia Baxter.Its list of features includes bulletproof glass, a circular staircase, an internal bell tower, an eight-person lift and a fence made from one metre thick concrete and reinforced steel.The estate includes a large pool, cabana, floodlit tennis court, ponds, fountains, waterways, terraces and raised gardens. Hotelier Steven Shoobridge sold his penthouse to former prime minister Kevin Rudd and Therese Rein. Source: TwitterThe cashed-up hotelier and Harvard Business School graduate sold his Brisbane riverfront penthouse to former prime minister Kevin Rudd and Therese Rein in late 2016 for $8 million. But the Hamilton Hill property is far more palatial — boasting nine bedrooms, nine bathrooms and spreading over an impressive nine titles. ● BRISBANE’S MOST EXPENSIVE HOME SALES ● GINA RINEHART SECURES $18.5M DIGS More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoVendor Dr Soo Hian Beh bought the property, known as ‘Bromley’, at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton in 2001 for $6.5 million. Soo Hian Beh was the previous owner of the Hamilton home. Photo: Claudia Baxter. The view from the terrace at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton. The late Christopher Skase in 1987. Picture: News Limited. A glimpse inside the lavish mansion at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.center_img The entrance to 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.Dr Beh’s estranged husband, the Malaysian Chinese industrialist Sir Yii Ann Hii, is being pursued by the Australian Taxation Office over a $64 million tax bill.The home was sold in an off-market deal which settled in February, according to data from the Department of Natural Resources and Mines. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:43Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:43 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPrestige property with Elizabeth Tilley13:44 The property had been on the market with multiple agents since late 2016 and most recently advertised for rent on realestate.com.au for $12,800 a week.Listing agents had expected it to fetch as much as $25 million, with Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty agent Stephen Weber labelling it “the most elite residence on the market in Queensland”.“It represents an extraordinary era in Australian history; a decadent period in Queensland’s past,” Mr Weber said at the time of listing. The formal dining room in the home at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton. The view from the terrace of the house that Christopher Skase built in Hamilton. Photo: Claudia Baxter. Inside one of the rooms of the lavish mansion at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.There is even a self-contained housekeeper’s quarters, children’s wing, glass conservatory with views to Brisbane city, a gymnasium, wine cellar with tasting room, a 15-seat home theatre, private office with a bar and ­garaging for eight cars. This property at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton, has sold for more than $10m. Inside the lavish mansion at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.last_img read more

Shafer focuses on Pittsburgh despite cloudy potential bowl situations

first_imgScott Shafer recognizes the logjam currently forming in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Eight teams have already qualified for bowls. At least one more will this week. And it’s possible for a total of 11 to qualify by regular season’s end.The ACC has just eight bowl reservations, although No. 2 Florida State will likely bump up to the Bowl Championship Subdivision National Championship game.“Obviously it’s important for all the programs that are looking to get in that position,” Shafer said on the ACC coaches’ teleconference on Wednesday, “but really for us the focus has got to be just getting the next win.”The Orange hosts Pittsburgh on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The Panthers are in the same position. Here’s a quick look at the bowls the ACC has to fill:Date — Bowl — Matchup1/6/14 — BCS National Championship Game (Pasadena, Calif.) — BCS 1 vs. BCS 21/3/14 — Orange (Miami) — ACC No. 1 vs. At-large No. 112/31/13 — Chick-fil-A (Atlanta) — ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 512/28/13 — Russell Athletic (Orlando, Fla.) — ACC No. 3 vs. American No. 212/31/13 — Sun (El Paso, Texas) — ACC No. 4 vs. Pac-12 No. 412/28/13 — Belk (Charlotte, N.C.) — ACC No. 5 vs. American No. 312/30/13 — Music City (Nashville, Tenn.) — ACC No. 6 vs. SEC No. 712/31/13 — Independence (Shreveport, La.) — ACC No. 7 vs. SEC No. 1012/27/13 — Military (Annapolis, Md.) — ACC No. 8 vs. C-USA No. 5AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter that, everything gets foggy. ACC bowl-eligible teams will slide into the bottom-rung bowl games that other conferences can’t fill. They become at-large bids.The Pinstripe and Heart of Dallas bowls are two possibilities as the Big 12 will only have six bowl-eligible teams. The Beef ‘O’ Brady’s bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla., is another possible opening as the sixth team in the American conference is supposed to fill that slot, and Southern Methodist will need to win two of three to claim it.So for Syracuse, it’s basically impossible to predict where it would land. Shafer said that can’t be the focus, and his players agreed on Tuesday night.All they can worry about is Pitt.“If we stay small with our targets, and our focus is on that, all the bigger things will take care of themselves,” Shafer said. “I always talk to the kids about controlling the controllables, and as a coach you have to do the same thing. And I really think focusing in on those smaller targets is the key to getting the opportunities that come down the road.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 20, 2013 at 1:28 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more

Ireland qualify for Rio

first_imgThe team will be the first Irish hockey team to compete at an Olympics since 1908. Ireland will join ten other confirmed teams including Great Britain, India and Canada as well as one yet to be confirmed qualifier.last_img