At 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 Tweet Share Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle India ‘mystery illness’ kills 28 children in Bihar by: – June 21, 2011
Clean sheets have been particularly hard to come by in this season’s Premier League and only three clubs managed to clinch one last week (Aston Villa, Southampton, and Newcastle).Usual go to teams such as Liverpool and Manchester City have disappointed Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers so far. The Joy Sports team addresses the clean sheet problem alongside some premium captain picks in this week’s episode below. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Joy Fantasy Football Show to receive more weekly tips in FPL.
The founder and general overseer of the God’s Crown Chapel Prophet Reindolph Oduro Gyebi has forecast that the Black Stars will end their continental trophy drought by winning this year’s Africa Cup of Nations.His prophecy contradicts what another Man of God Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi, Leader of the Glorious Wave International Church, revealed in his end of year service.Oduro Gyebi, popularly known as Eagle Prophet, revealed he saw in his dream the Black Stars being crowned champions of Africa.”It’s true. God revealed to me that Black Stars would win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in June,” he told Adom FM Sports.”I saw rainbow clouding over the Black Stars. I also saw captain Asamoah Gyan and his deputy Andre Ayew holding the AFCON trophy and presenting it.”God told me that it is the victory he is giving to the country.” However, Pastor Badu Kobi also gave a different prophecy at his end of year service.”The Black Stars would not win the Africa Cup of Nations this year,” he said.”Last year I said on a TV interview that Ghana football would go down and I advised Kwesi Nyantakyi to stepp down but he didn’t mind me until Anas exposed him.”Ghana last won the tournament 35 years ago at the 1982 finals played in Libya.However, the Black Stars have been losing finalists on three occasions- 1992 (Senegal), 2010 (Angola) and 2015 (Equatorial Guinea).