India ‘mystery illness’ kills 28 children in Bihar

first_imgAt least 28 children in India’s Bihar state have died in the past week from an unidentified illness, officials say.Officials said that all of the children were between two and eight years. They died in Muzaffarpur town, 80kms (50 miles) from the state capital, Patna.Bihar Health Minister Ashwani Choubey told the BBC that a team of doctors from Delhi is visiting Muzaffarpur on Tuesday to diagnose the disease.Local doctors say the symptoms are similar to Japanese encephalitis.But, they say, an important symptom of Japanese encephalitis is a stiffening of the neck, which is absent from the Bihar cases.On Sunday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar told reporters that the disease had not been identified yet.“Without identifying the disease how can we say what is killing the children there? The local doctors are giving treatment only on the basis of symptoms,” he said.Officials said blood samples of some of the ill children have been sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune and National Institute of Communicable Diseases in Delhi for test and identification.Meanwhile, local TV channels say a number of sick children are being admitted to hospitals across northern Bihar.BBC News 18 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle India ‘mystery illness’ kills 28 children in Bihar by: – June 21, 2011last_img read more

West, Mid and South Senior Hurling champions decided on busy day of local GAA

first_imgDrom & Inch are the Mid Senior Hurling champions- they beat Upperchurch-Drombane by 1-16 to 1-15 in Holycross.Mullinahone are the new South Senior Hurling champions.They deposed Killenaule as the Division’s hurling kingpins, beating them by 2-11 to 2-08.  Éire Óg Anacarty/Donohill have held on to their West Senior Hurling crown, courtesy of a 1-14 to 0-09 win against Clonoulty/Rossmore.  The first game at that venue saw Lattin-Cullen beat Golden-Kilfeacle by 1-14 to 2-10 in the West Intermediate Hurling Final.JK Brackens are the Mid Senior football champions.They needed extra-time, before eventually beating Moyne-Templetuohy by 0-17 to 0-11 in Holycross.And Newport have won the North Intermediate Hurling title- they eased past Ballinahinch by 1-21 to 1-07.In other results from today:-South Tipperary Junior B Football Group 2: Clonmel Commercials 2-04 Cahir 0-12County Junior “A” Hurling Championship: Thurles Sarsfields 3-10 Skeheenarinky 1-18last_img read more

President Mahama promises five new stadia

first_imgPresident of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama has promised to build five new stadia if given the mandate for the second time.The President is bidding for a second term as the nation prepares for the upcoming general elections in December.The flagbearer of the ruling National Democratic Congress(NDC), in his manifesto launch on Tuesday evening, revealed the party is keen on improving the current state of sports in the country by constructing five new, ultramodern sports stadiums.He noted that the facilities will be constructed in the Upper East, Upper West, Brong Ahofo, Volta and the Eastern regions.The aforementioned regions cannot boast of a state-of-the-art stadium. The President went on to reveal his plans to refurbish the Azumah Nelson Sports complex in Accra, which has been deteriorating for many years. “We will refurbish the Azumah Nelson Sports complex, formerly Kaneshi Sports Complex. In addition, we will build five new stadia at the Upper East, Upper West, Brong Ahafo, Volta and the Eastern Regions,” the President stated.Ghana currently has five national stadia in Accra, Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi and Cape Coast with the Accra, Takoradi and Tamale Stadiums in a poor state.last_img read more