Nicky Hunt: Former Bolton defender hospitalised with head injury as Darlington match abandoned | Football News

first_imgNicky Hunt of Bolton runs with the ball during a pre season friendly match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Bolton Wanderers at the Borussiapark stadium on July 25, 2009 in Monchengladbach, GermanyImage:Hunt played for Bolton for nine years between 2001 and 2010 – Advertisement – However, the scoreline was of secondary importance to those involved at Blackwell Meadows.Hunt’s former Bolton team-mate Kevin Davies has since tweeted: “Hoping for some positive news regarding my good mate Nicky Hunt in the morning.”Other EFL and non-League clubs have also posted messages of support for the veteran defender.Hunt played for Bolton in the Premier League for nine years between 2001 and 2010 during a highly successful period for the Trotters, primarily under Sam Allardyce.He has since played for several EFL clubs, including Bristol City, Accrington, Mansfield, Leyton Orient and Crewe, before signing for Darlington in the summer. – Advertisement – “We would like to thank the excellent care and prompt action which was taken by the physios of both clubs, and the Darlington FC safety staff and stewards.“Our thoughts are with Nicky and his family. We will update everybody when we can.”The game was abandoned by referee Adam Williamson with the score at 2-0, and the league will have to decide whether the result stands or a replay is required.- Advertisement – He was taken to hospital by ambulance at around 11pm after being treated on the pitch for more than an hour by club physios and medical staff.Darlington later issued a statement, which said: “We would like to update you on the serious injury to Darlington defender Nicky Hunt.“Following an incident on the field near the end of the match, Nicky was left unconscious and needed lengthy treatment for a head injury from the physios of both clubs and medical staff. He was taken to hospital at 11pm by ambulance. Former Bolton defender Nicky Hunt was taken to hospital with a serious head injury as Darlington’s game with Boston was abandoned on Tuesday night.The 37-year-old was knocked unconscious following a collision with an opposition player in the build-up to Boston’s second goal in the 87th minute of the National League North match.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X Launch Titles: Full List of Games for Next-Gen Consoles

first_imgBright MemoryNoYes NBA 2K21YesYes Buy: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition at Rs. 4,999 / $70Astro’s PlayroomThis 3D platformer is essentially a showcase of the PlayStation 5’s new DualSense controller, including the haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, motion sensor, speaker, mic and touchpad. Astro’s Playroom also pays tribute to the 25-year-history of PlayStation and includes nods to some PlayStation Studios exclusives. And oh, it’s free and pre-installed on every PS5.Sackboy: A Big AdventureAnother 3D platformer, this one is set in the LittleBigPlanet universe and follows the titular character as he takes on a near-mythical being that has kidnapped his friends. Sackboy: A Big Adventure allows you to play with three of your friends as well in co-op multiplayer.- Advertisement – Goonya FighterYesNo ManeaterYesYes ARK: Survival EvolvedNoYes (Free with Xbox Game Pass) EvergateNoYes Borderlands 3YesYes GroundedNoYes (Free with Xbox Game Pass) Spider-Man: Miles Morales Review: Hanging by a ThreadBuy: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales for Rs. 3,999 / $50Marvel’s Spider-Man RemasteredIf you never played Insomniac’s original Spider-Man game on the PS4, you can now do so on the PS5 with this upgraded offering that promises ray-tracing and an optional 4K 60fps “Performance Mode”. There’s just one problem: it’s not available standalone. You will need to buy Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition.- Advertisement – Devil May Cry 5 Special EditionYesYes FortniteYes (F2P)Yes (F2P) Dead by DaylightYesYes The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X are now available around the world — even as those of us in India are still waiting on a release date for Sony’s next-gen console — and that means a lot of new games have been launched alongside. There’s no point to a new console if people can’t make full use of the powerful hardware within. To that end, we have made a list of every launch title available on the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X. We’re not listing any backwards compatible titles either, these are all games that are designed specifically for the next-gen consoles. And when we say “exclusive”, that means they are exclusive to either PS5 or Xbox Series S/X. They might still be available elsewhere: PC, PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch. With that said, here is every new game available on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X at launch.PS5 exclusivesMarvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesThe titular teenager is the star of the next Spider-Man game from Insomniac Games, which takes place in a wintery New York about a year after the events of Marvel’s Spider-Man. Miles is caught between a high-tech criminal army called the Underground and the Roxxon Energy Corporation that is building a new reactor in Harlem, Miles’ new home.- Advertisement – Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details. Observer: System ReduxYesYes Planet Coaster: Console EditionYesYes BugsnaxYes (Free with PS Plus)No TitlePlayStation 5Xbox Series S/X WRC 9 FIA World Rally ChampionshipYesYes – Advertisement – EnlistedNoYes No Man’s SkyYesYes King OddballYesYes Buy: Sackboy: A Big Adventure at Rs. 3,999 / $60sackboy sackboySackboy: A Big AdventurePhoto Credit: SonyDemon’s SoulsThe final PlayStation Studios exclusive at launch is a remake of a 2009 PlayStation classic, which promises a lot of “YOU DIED” screens as you suit up in your armour and take on monsters of all shapes and sizes in the fog-laden, dark fantasy land Boletaria. For what it’s worth, you can call on your friends to help you out and slay demons together.Buy: Demon’s Souls at Rs. 4,999 / $70GodfallIt’s your job to save the world — split into five realms: Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and Spirit — in this third-person melee action RPG as one of the last “Valorian knights”. As you hack and slash your way through the enemies thrown at you, you’ll earn 12 kinds of legendary armour known as “Valorplates”. Godfall is playable solo or with three players in co-op.Buy: Godfall at Rs. 4,799 / $70Xbox Series S/X exclusivesTetris Effect: ConnectedThe only new Xbox Game Studios release is this co-op and competitive multiplayer take on Tetris, which also features everything people loved about the original Tetris Effect. The visual and aural background transforms as you progress, and are accompanied by a variety of sounds with your Tetris pieces exploding as you line them up.Buy: Tetris Effect: Connected at Rs. 2,174 / $40, or with Xbox Game PassYakuza: Like A DragonMicrosoft has secured the next Yakuza title as a timed exclusive on next-gen consoles — it’s also on PC, PS4, and Xbox One — with the PS5 version not available until March 2021. Yakuza: Like a Dragon switches up the real-time combat system and introduces a turn-based one, allowing you to control four teammates and throw objects near you as you try to survive.Buy: Yakuza: Like A Dragon at Rs. 3,499 / $60Gears TacticsA single-player top-down turn-based take on Microsoft’s popular Gears franchise, Gears Tactics takes place 12 years before the first Gears of War game. It’s like Gears meets XCOM, tasking you to save humanity and oppose the relentless Locust Horde. Originally made for Windows 10, it’s now available for the Xbox One as well as the new Xbox Series S/X.Buy: Gears Tactics at Rs. 3,999 / $60, or with Xbox Game Passforza horizon 4 forza horizon 4Forza Horizon 4Photo Credit: Microsoft“Optimised for Xbox Series X/S”As part of its plans to refresh several Xbox Game Studios titles for the new consoles, Microsoft is releasing upgraded versions of several Xbox One titles: arcade racer Forza Horizon 4 set across parts of the UK, third-person shooter Gears 5, the learn-it-yourself pirate adventure Sea of Thieves, and the side-scrolling platformer Ori and the Will of the Wisps.Buy: Forza Horizon 4 at Rs. 3,299 / $60, or with Xbox Game PassBuy: Gears 5 at Rs. 2,699 / $40, or with Xbox Game PassBuy: Sea of Thieves at Rs. 2,699 / $40, or with Xbox Game PassBuy: Ori and the Will of the Wisps at Rs. 1,999 / $30, or with Xbox Game PassBoth PS5 and Xbox Series S/XAssassin’s Creed ValhallaIn its new open-world RPG, Ubisoft asks you to establish a Viking settlement in 9th-century England, by assaulting massive forts, raiding and looting, and forming alliances. Alongside, you can take part in all sorts of side quests, including drinking competitions and rap battles. It’s a giant of a game and you won’t if you plan to explore every corner of its world.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Review: Quantity Over QualityBuy: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series S/XCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarNot exactly a launch title since it’s technically not out until Friday, the new CoD game is a direct sequel to the 2010 original Call of Duty: Black Ops, with the campaign set during the early 1980s as a CIA agent goes after a Soviet spy. Of course, at this point, CoD games are more about multiplayer, which will support up to 40 players and cross-platform play.Buy: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series S/XDirt 5The only new next-gen racing game — from the house of Codemasters — is also one of the only games that will support 4K at 120fps, assuming your TV can handle it. Focused entirely on off-road racing, Dirt 5 offers a lot of cars (over 700) and locations (Brazil, Morocco, China, Italy, Norway, and the US). And yes, four player split screen multiplayer is back.Everything You Need to Know About Dirt 5Buy: Dirt 5 for PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series S/XWatch Dogs: LegionA near-future dystopian London is the setting for the third Watch Dogs game from Ubisoft, which allows you to play as anyone. Literally. Hover over any citizen of the English capital, recruit them to your hacktivist squad, and get cracking. There’s no shortage of enemies, including militarised private police, a mysterious rival hacking group, and a tech genius.Watch Dogs: Legion Review: Drone Away in Dystopic LondonBuy: Watch Dogs: Legion for PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series S/Xwatch dogs legion watch dogs legionWatch Dogs: LegionPhoto Credit: UbisoftEverything elseWhile those are among the biggest titles for the next-gen consoles, there are a lot of other games available on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S at launch too. Here’s a quick list in table form — The PathlessYesNo The FalconeerNoYes The TourystYesYes (Free with Xbox Game Pass) Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer EditionYesYes Overcooked! All You Can EatYesYes Manifold GardenNoYes Destiny 2: Beyond LightYesYes (Free with Xbox Game Pass) Yes, Your GraceNoYeslast_img read more

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Kathryn Dennis Slams Thomas Ravenel Hiding Baby News: Not ‘Normal’

first_imgUnder wraps. Thomas Ravenel attempted to keep his baby news a secret from his ex Kathryn Dennis.“A while back, I found a positive pregnancy test at his house and he was like, ‘Wasn’t me, must have been someone else,’” the Southern Charm star, 29, said during the Thursday, November 12, episode of the Bravo show. “I had heard that he had been spotted at an OBGYN with a girl who was showing. It’s not a normal thing.”Kathryn Dennis Slams Thomas Ravenel for Hiding Baby News: That's Not 'Normal'Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenel. Astrid Stawiarz/Bravo; Mediapunch/Shutterstock- Advertisement – The South Carolina native went on to say that she didn’t find out that Ravenel, 58, had a little one on the way from the politician himself. Instead, her lawyer told her the news while she was temporarily living with Ravenel during her home’s construction.Dennis, who shares daughter Kensie, 6, and son Saint, 5, with the former state treasurer, said in a confessional that she didn’t know what her “next step” was. “I cannot believe I’ve been living in the house with this man who has been hiding a secret that he has a child on the way,” she explained. “Meanwhile I’m like, ‘Oh, maybe if we got back together, this is what it would be like.’ My family, a piece of it was taken away. It’s no longer the Ravenels.”News broke in April that Ravenel’s ex-girlfriend Heather Mascoe was pregnant with their first child together. Jonathan arrived two months later.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Three months later, Dennis exclusively told Us Weekly about their “great” coparenting dynamic, explaining, “We’re moving forward, which is the first time I’ve said that in a long time and it feels good.”Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! “We’ve named him Jonathan Jackson Ravenel and he was born by C-section,” Ravenel told Daily Mail of the 1-month-old in July. “We are both very happy. Heather is a phenomenal mom and they’re both doing well.”He and Dennis split in 2015 and were involved in a lengthy custody battle following the breakup. In August 2019, a judge ruled that they would have joint custody of their kids.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Will Apple Silicon Lead to Affordable MacBooks in India?

first_imgFinally we talk about what we expect to see from Apple in the next year or so, which includes AirPods Studio, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, and much more. That’s all for this week’s episode of Orbital, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. This episode of Orbital focuses on the most recent Apple event, where the company unveiled the first Macs to make the switch from Intel processors to Apple’s M1 SoC. Apple enthusiast and friend of the podcast Preshit Deorukhkar joins host Pranay Parab to discuss this launch and what it means for India. We begin this episode by talking about the M1 chip and what this transition could mean for Apple, and those who use Macs. Next, we talk about macOS Big Sur, which has a lot of interesting new features. We then begin talking about the latest Macs and which of these products we want to buy.Preshit talks about the MacBook Air with the M1 chip, and why it makes sense for him, whereas Pranay discusses the pricing of Mac mini’s upgrades. This is where we mention why the Mac mini’s base variant could be a great choice for some people, and comment on the pricing of upgrading RAM and storage on Macs in India. Pranay starts configuring the Mac mini and shares his thoughts on the final price of the machine he wants, and whether he’s going to buy it. Next, we talk about the MacBook Pro with the M1 chip, and why it’s best to wait and watch what happens to other MacBook Pro models. The most prominent of these is the 16-inch device, which has not yet made the transition from Intel to Apple chips. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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In the absence of a White House response, states move to slow infections.

first_img– Advertisement – Dr. Fauci’s warning came as more states announced new measures to limit the spread of the virus.- Advertisement – As new cases in New Jersey hit a sobering new high over the weekend, with nearly 9,000 reported infections over two days, Gov. Philip D. Murphy announced new gathering limits, bringing the state more in line with New York and Connecticut. No more than 10 people can gather indoors, effective at 6 a.m. Tuesday, down from 25. Outdoor gatherings should not exceed 150 people, starting next Monday. “Particularly with the holidays coming up, we’ve got to plead with people to not let their hair down,” Mr. Murphy said on Monday in an interview with MSNBC.The governors’ announcements and blunt assessments echoed the stark warnings of Dr. Michael Osterholm, an adviser to Mr. Biden who said the virus was the most dangerous public health crisis since the 1918 influenza pandemic, which killed an estimated 50 million worldwide, including some 675,000 Americans.“My worst fear is we will see what we saw happening in other countries, where people were dying on the streets,” Dr. Osterholm said on the NBC program “Meet the Press.” “The health care system is breaking, literally breaking.” Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, said on Sunday that 200,000 more people could die by spring if Americans did not more fully embrace public health measures, even with an effective vaccine.As President Trump has refused to concede the election, Dr. Fauci said health officials had not begun working with the transition team for President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. He also said Mr. Trump had not attended a meeting of his coronavirus task force in “several months.” Dr. Atlas, a radiologist, is not an epidemiologist or an infectious disease expert. He has made contrarian arguments, including that the science of mask wearing is uncertain.In October, officials in Michigan revealed a plot to abduct Ms. Whitmer, who has been the subject of criticism from right-wing protesters for earlier measures she imposed to try to control the virus.center_img Michigan will suspend all in-person learning for college and high school students and indoor dining for three weeks, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said. Other indoor gathering places, like casinos and movie theaters, must also close as part of the order, which takes effect Wednesday.“This is the worst public health emergency our nation has faced in over a century, and our response has got to reflect the same level of urgency,” Ms. Whitmer said on Sunday as she announced new restrictions.Dr. Scott W. Atlas, Mr. Trump’s coronavirus adviser, responded to the news of Michigan’s tighter restrictions in a tweet, writing, “The only way this stops is if people rise up. You get what you accept.”- Advertisement – Ms. Whitmer’s announcement came just after Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington said he was ordering fitness facilities and restaurants to stop serving customers indoors, shutting down museums and limiting retail stores to 25 percent of capacity indoors. In Chicago, a sweeping stay-at-home advisory goes into effect on Monday. Philadelphia is expected to announce new restrictions on movement later in the day. In-person classes for high school and college students in Michigan have been canceled.From a statewide, two-week lockdown in New Mexico to a new mask mandate in North Dakota, governors and mayors across the United States are taking increasingly stringent steps to slow the coronavirus after a staggering one million cases were recorded in the country over the past week alone. Cases are rising in 48 states.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire makes new bets on drug stocks and T-Mobile, sells some Apple and JPMorgan

first_imgSearch quotes, news & videos Warren Buffett’s Berkshire makes new bets on drug stocks and T-Mobile, sells some Apple and JPMorganlast_img

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WHO issues new plan for pandemic flu preparedness

first_imgApr 12, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization has published a new pandemic influenza preparedness plan that puts increased emphasis on the possibility of delaying a flu pandemic to buy time for improving the world’s defenses against it.The 53-page plan is an update of one published in 1999. The revisions were prompted in part by the emergence of endemic H5N1 avian influenza with human cases in Asia and by the world’s experience with SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome).The plan’s introduction says the successful control of SARS in 2003 provided a “promising new paradigm” for managing epidemics, with rapid global and national actions coordinated by the WHO and facilitated by strong political support and good communication.”The SARS experience suggests that coordinated global and national efforts could also be successful in addressing the emergence of a new human subtype of influenza—if not in containing a pandemic, then possibly in delaying its emergence to ‘buy time’ for the implementation of preparations made in advance,” the document states.The WHO’s announcement of the plan says it addresses the possibility that a flu virus with pandemic potential, such as H5N1, will be around for a long time. “It also makes provision for the possibility of simultaneous occurrence of events with pandemic potential with different threat levels in different countries, as was the case in 2004 with poultry outbreaks of H7N3 in Canada and H5N1 in Asia.”The revised plan redefines the phases of a pandemic and gives more detailed descriptions of them. Where the previous plan had only two main stages, the interpandemic and pandemic periods, the new plan has three: interpandemic, pandemic alert, and pandemic.The interpandemic period is divided into two phases and the pandemic alert period into three. In view of the H5N1 avian flu in Asia, the world now appears to be in phase 3, the first phase of the pandemic alert period. It is characterized by “human infection(s) with a new subtype [of flu virus], but no human-to-human spread, or at most rare instances of spread to a close contact.”For each phase, the plan lists objectives and actions for the WHO and for nations. The objectives and actions come under five headings: planning and coordination, situation monitoring and assessment, prevention and containment, health systems response, and communications. The WHO said this detailed guidance “should result in greater predictability of the measures to be taken by the various partners involved.””Although it is not considered possible to halt the spread of a pandemic virus, it should be possible to minimize its consequences through advance preparation to meet the challenge,” the report states.The plan is based on a conference held in December 2004. Several other factors besides the SARS experience and the emergence of widespread avian flu influenced the plan, the document states. These include improved understanding of the evolutionary biology of flu viruses, new techniques for vaccine development and laboratory diagnosis, improved antiviral drugs, and ongoing revision of the International Health Regulations.In addition, the perception of infectious diseases as threats to security has improved the chances of high-level political support for pandemic preparedness. Also, some countries have asked the WHO for more specific recommendations on preparedness, the report says.See also:Full text of planlast_img read more

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WHO confirms 2 more H5N1 cases in Indonesia

first_imgSep 25, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today recognized two more cases of H5N1 avian influenza in Indonesia, both involving boys who died of the illness, bringing Indonesia’s toll to 67 cases with 51 deaths.The latest case confirmed by the WHO today was in a 9-year-old boy from South Jakarta. He fell ill with a fever and runny nose on Sep 13, was hospitalized Sep 20, and died 2 days later, the agency said. He had had recent contact with sick chickens, which he kept as pets.Indonesian officials reported Sep 22 that an 11-year-old from East Java province had died of avian flu, and the WHO confirmed his case today. The boy experienced a fever and cough on Sep 16, was hospitalized Sep 18, and died the same day. Poultry deaths occurred in his household in the month before he got sick and have continued in his neighborhood, the WHO said.The two cases bring the WHO’s global H5N1 count to 249 cases with 146 deaths, representing a case-fatality rate of 59%.See also:Sep 25 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_09_25/en/index.htmllast_img read more

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Second E coli outbreak linked to meat from Nebraska Beef

first_imgAug 11, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Nebraska Beef, Ltd., a processor based in Omaha, has recalled 1.2 million pounds of its beef after federal and state officials linked its products to a second multistate Escherichia coli O157H7 outbreak that has so far sickened 31 people in 12 states and Canada.The recall covers primal cuts, subprimal cuts, and boxed beef products that were produced on Jun 17, Jun 24, and Jul 8, according to an Aug 8 press release from the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).An earlier E coli O157:H7 outbreak traced to contaminated meat from Nebraska Beef led to the recall of more than 5 million pounds of beef produced in May and June. So far, that outbreak has sickened 49 patients in seven states, most of them in Michigan and Ohio, according to a Jul 18 update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Shipping containers in the recent recall bear the establishment number “Est. 19336” and the brand “Coleman Natural,” but the products were sent to other facilities and retail stores for further processing, so consumers may not see the number on the recalled products.On the same day as the Nebraska Beef recall, Whole Foods Market, a natural and organic food market based in Austin, Tex., announced that it recalled fresh ground beef sold under the Coleman Natural Beef label from its stores in 23 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. The company said in an Aug 8 statement that though only illnesses in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania have been linked to Whole Foods Market, the company broadened its recall as a precaution.The states included in the Whole Foods Market ground beef recall are Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.Whole Foods Market said it learned that the Coleman Natural Beef was processed at Nebraska Beef, and that at the time of the first recall it received assurances from Coleman that none of the products involved in the recall were linked to ground beef delivered to Whole Foods Market.Laura Reiser, an FSIS spokeswoman, told CIDRAP News that the two recent outbreaks linked to Nebraska Beef involve different strains of E coli O157:H7.The FSIS said the potentially contaminated beef was discovered through a joint investigation with the state health and agriculture departments, as well as the CDC. So far, no positive beef samples have been reported.Whole Foods Market said it based its recall on findings from state E coli O157:H7 outbreak investigations in Virginia, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. The company said state officials are also looking into beef sold at Dorothy Lane and Kroger supermarkets.Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) said on Aug 8 that it has so far linked seven cases to the latest E coli outbreak, and interviews with the patients revealed that they ate ground beef products from Whole Foods Market outlets during July. The seven people range from 3 to 60 years of age. At least five of the patients were hospitalized.William M. Lamson Jr., a spokesman for Nebraska Beef, said the company and the USDA have increased beef testing since the last outbreak, according to a Washington Post report yesterday. He said Nebraska Beef has hired food safety consultants and ordered a detailed review of its processing systems.The USDA is also closely monitoring Nebraska Beef, Reiser said in the Post report. “We will continue to investigate to see what is happening at the plant to see what they have to do to get a handle on their food safety issues,” she said.See also:Aug 8 FSIS press releaseAug 8 Whole Foods Market press releaseJul 18 CDC E coli outbreak updatehttp://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/june2008outbreak/last_img read more

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Chicago health officials track contacts of TB-infected doctor

first_img None of the woman’s patients or coworkers have so far been diagnosed with TB. Though the three hospitals have said the risk to patients is “minimal,” they are contacting patients who were exposed to the resident. Northwestern Memorial Hospital said in an Apr 10 press release that at least 17 patients—some of them women who delivered babies—were exposed to the woman at its Prentice Women’s Hospital between Nov 3 and 19, 2008, and that another 100 may have received care from her. Apr 13, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – A 26-year-old pediatric resident working in Chicago was diagnosed as having tuberculosis (TB) on Apr 7 and might have exposed patients at three area hospitals to the disease, the Chicago Tribune reported on Apr 11. Evanston Hospital said today that a limited number of patients and staff in the facility’s special infant care unit were potentially exposed to the doctor between Feb 11 and Mar 12. She most recently worked at Children’s Memorial Hospital, where hospital officials said she had contact with at least 150 children and more than 300 workers, the Tribune reported. Susan Gerber, MD, chief medical officer of the Chicago Department of Public Health, said the woman’s infection was “susceptible and sensitive” to treatment and that health officials are investigating a trip she made as a medical student in late 2007 to an HIV clinic in Botswana. [Apr 11 Chicago Tribune story][Apr 10 Northwestern Memorial Hospital press release][Apr 13 Evanston Hospital press release]last_img read more

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