CDC reports sexual transmission of vaccinia

first_imgMay 4, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A woman from Alaska experienced vulvar vaccinia after she was intimate with a US military member who had received his smallpox vaccination 3 days before, according to a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The report, published in today’s issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), said the woman sought treatment at a public health clinic in Alaska in October 2006 for increasingly painful vaginal tears that she said were not caused by sexual abuse or trauma.Vaccinia, a rare cutaneous and sometimes systemic reaction to smallpox vaccination that can occur in vaccinees or in close contacts of vaccinees, has been reported more frequently in the medical literature since the US military revived its long-discontinued smallpox vaccination program in late 2002. By June 2006 about 1.1 million US service members bound for the Middle East and other areas thought to be high-risk had been vaccinated.In March a 2-year-old Indiana boy was hospitalized with severe eczema vaccinatum that he contracted from his father, a soldier who had recently received a smallpox shot.In the woman’s case, in early October 2006 clinicians swabbed one of her two vulvar lesions and diagnosed secondary candidiasis; however, her symptoms continued to worsen despite treatment with over-the-counter medication, the MMWR report said. A healthcare provider then diagnosed cellulitis, discontinued the over-the-counter remedy, and prescribed a 7-day course of oral cephalexin. The patient’s symptoms resolved 1 week later.In the meanwhile, the Alaska State Virology Laboratory (ASVL) found the woman did not have herpes simplex virus, but it was unable to identify what virus she had. About a month later, the virus remained unidentified after the ASVL submitted it to a reference lab.On Jan 9, 2007, the ASVL submitted the unidentified isolate to the CDC, where cloning and sequencing of her sample, based on products from specialized polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, identified DNA bands that matched vaccinia virus sequences. Additional PCR testing performed by the CDC Poxvirus Laboratory revealed that the woman’s isolate was consistent with a vaccine-strain vaccinia virus, and the lab relayed the results to the ASVL on Jan 30.Upon receiving the woman’s test result, Alaska state health officials interviewed the woman and learned that she had never been vaccinated against smallpox but that the only sex partner she had had from 1 month before her infection until the lesions were healed was a US service member. She said their intimate contact involved manual stimulation and vaginal intercourse, and she didn’t remember seeing bandages or unusual skin lesions on her partner.When state health officials interviewed medical officers at the military base, they found that the soldier had been deployed overseas in late October. He had received a smallpox vaccination on Sep 19, 2006, along with instruction on vaccination site care and proper hand hygiene. They found no other transmission of the virus from either the soldier or from the woman to other people, including the heathcare workers who examined her.The US military revived its long-discontinued smallpox vaccination program in late 2002, and by June 2006 about 1.1 million service members had been vaccinated.Contact vaccinia, as in the woman’s case, is more common than the more severe eczema vaccinatum or progressive vaccinia. According to the US Department of Defense (DoD) Web site, 61 cases (36 lab-confirmed) of contact vaccinia occurred, mainly to spouses and adult intimate contacts, between Dec 13, 2002, and Apr 12, 2007. The MMWR report said lab-confirmed vulvar vaccinia after sexual contact with vaccinated military members has also been reported in New York and Texas since the DoD resumed its smallpox vaccination program.The CDC and the DoD have received four reports of nongenital contact vaccinia since Mar 8, 2007, related to recently vaccinated service members, the MMWR report said.In an editorial note that accompanied the report of the woman’s case, the CDC wrote that to prevent contact vaccinia transfers, healthcare providers should educate vaccinees on proper handwashing after bandage changesas well as on how to avoid other contact with the vaccination site. It said asking patients who seek treatment for vesicular lesions that resemble vaccinia about contact with recent smallpox vaccines can speed diagnosis and provide quicker contact tracing, clinical intervention, and counseling about preventing further transmission.CDC. Vulvar vaccinia infection after sexual contact with a military smallpox vaccine—Alaska, 2006. MMWR 2007 May 4;56(17):417-19 [Full text]See also:DoD smallpox vaccination information overview of smallpox, including information on risks of vaccinationlast_img read more

Yannick Carrasco hopeful of completing transfer move amid Arsenal interest

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 12 Jun 2019 1:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link462Shares Yannick Carrasco has emerged as a primary transfer target for Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)Yannick Carrasco is hopeful of completing a return to a major European club this summer amid serious interest from Arsenal.The 25-year-old played a key role in Atletico Madrid’s run to the Champions League final in 2016 but joined Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang 18 months ago.Arsenal attempted to bring the Belgium international to north London back in January but were unable to engineer a deal and turned their attentions to signing Denis Suarez on loan from Barcelona instead.The Spain international failed to make any sort of impact at the Emirates, however, and was sent back to his parent club after he succumbed to a season-ending groin injury.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Bayern Munich could turn to Yannick Carrasco if they fail to sign Manchester City star Leroy Sane (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has been handed a restrictive budget this summer, following his failure to secure Champions League qualification, but is desperate to add a goalscoring threat on the flanks with Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan having contributed just nine Premier League goals between them last season.Arsenal are understood to have already submitted a £25million bid for Carrasco but the winger admits his future lies in the hands of Dalian Yifang’s club president.He said: ‘Everyone knows I want to return to Europe. Now it depends on my president and I hope a solution is found. I can’t speak of the (interested) club, but I hope that everything can be sorted.‘I’m not the one who decides. That’s my president. He will decide if he lets me leave or not, but I hope I can return.’Bayern Munich, meanwhile, are also reported to maintain an interest in Carrasco and could turn to the former Monaco star if they fail to secure a deal for unsettled Manchester City winger Leroy Sane.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Yannick Carrasco hopeful of completing transfer move amid Arsenal interestlast_img read more

Josh Kroenke explains why Arsenal chose Mikel Arteta as new head coach

first_imgThe Spanish coach had to beat off a host of competition to land the job (Picture: Getty)Arsenal director Josh Kroenke has explained how new head coach Mikel Arteta beat off a host of significantly more experienced names to land the job of being Unai Emery’s successor.The Gunners dismissed Emery at the end of November and conducted a thorough search for his permanent replacement in the proceeding weeks, interviewing a number of high-profile managers after drawing up a 10-man shortlist of candidates.Despite his lack of experience it was Arteta who emerged as the standout pick and Josh Kroenke – son of owner Stan – believes they have found the perfect fit for Arsenal.Welcome back, Mikel! 👋Head coach of The Arsenal 👔— Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 20, 2019 Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 20 Dec 2019 2:12 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.5kShares Josh Kroenke explains why Arsenal chose Mikel Arteta as new head coach Advertisementcenter_img ADVERTISEMENTSpeaking on behalf of the Arsenal board and Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, he said: ‘We’re delighted to be bringing Mikel back to Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Mikel was the outstanding candidate and showed a burning desire to get Arsenal back to winning ways.‘He knows our expectations and those of our fans around the world are high and we are confident he can play a lead role in taking the club back to the levels we all demand.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I also want to thank Freddie Ljungberg for skilfully guiding us through the last three weeks.‘He stepped up at short notice and has helped us through this difficult period with great professionalism.’ Advertisement Arteta spent fives years at the club as a player, captaining the side (Picture: Getty)Head of football Raul Sanllehi added: ‘We met several top-class candidates and Mikel stood out to every single one of us as the perfect person for us.‘Mikel understands Arsenal Football Club and what it means to our fans around the world. We look forward to him getting down to work and bringing the best out of our squad as we work to get our season back on track.’MORE: The three main priorities on Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal to-do listMORE: What Arsenal can expect from their new manager Mikel ArtetaMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man Citylast_img read more

Barcelona ready to include player in cash-plus-swap deal for Arsenal star Hector Bellerin

first_img Comment Bellerin came through Barca’s La Masia academy before joining Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Their preferred option is to initially sign the 25-year-old on loan with an obligation to buy him permanently next summer – though Arsenal are very clear that they want a big fee now so they can invest in the transfer market themselves.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIf Arsenal are unwilling to agree to a loan, Barca will instead try a permanent transfer but will include a player to lower the overall outlay of the deal.As things stand, Barcelona would not be able to meet Arsenal’s £25m asking price, though that could change if they find a buyer for Nelson Semedo – who is valued at around £40m by the Spanish side.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalIt is not clear which player Barcelona would be prepared to sacrifice to Arsenal to land Bellerin, but the likes of Jean-Clair Todibo, Martin Braithwaite and Junior Firpo are believed to be surplus to requirements.Barca would, however, be easily able to afford Bellerin’s salary, particularly with a number of high earners being offloaded; Ivan Rakitic has joined Sevilla, why Luis Suarez is also expected to leave. Barcelona ready to include player in cash-plus-swap deal for Arsenal star Hector Bellerin PSG wanted Bellerin but are set to snap up Alessandro Florenzi instead (Picture: Getty)Arsenal technical director Edu alluded to the fact that other clubs have been unwilling to stump up cash for their players on Thursday, confirming that there have been plenty of loan and swap requests such as the one proposed by Barca for Bellerin.‘Everybody is waiting, everybody wants to do swaps, everybody is talking about loans,’ he told Arsenal’s website. ‘Where we have to be prepared is with what we really need to receive from the outside.‘For example many clubs are asking me or talking to me about loan players or swap players but I am not seeing they are really prepared to do the kind of things they are asking me.’MORE: David Raya to push for Arsenal transfer as Emiliano Martinez nears exitMORE: Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn sends warning to Mikel Arteta over potential William Saliba debut against FulhamFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 11 Sep 2020 11:50 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link661Sharescenter_img The Catalan club are looking to bring the defender back to Camp Nou this summer (Picture: Getty)Barcelona are ready to ramp up their pursuit of Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin and are prepared to include a player in a cash-plus-swap deal, according to reports in Spain.Both Barca and French champions Paris Saint-Germain are interested in luring the right-back away from north London this summer, with the Gunners begrudgingly prepared to cash in.However, according to Spanish newspaper Marca, the Catalan club are working on a very restricted budget and will have to get creative in order to land Bellerin. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

SWFs keep risk exposure during pandemic

first_imgMany sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and other institutional investors have kept a high exposure to risky assets during the current coronavirus pandemic, according to the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF), a global network of sovereign wealth funds from nearly 40 countries, and State Street Corporation.The duo has conducted a research study that shows that these investors have maintained this position even when they were already either overweight cash or underweight equities before March 2020 when the economic impact of the pandemic became more apparent.Consequently, SWF portfolios have proved more resilient to the market rout in March and April 2020 than widely supposed, it concluded.In fact, the IFSWF and State Street research suggested that institutional investors, including SWFs, did not display widespread risk aversion in a falling market. Instead, the research showed they selectively took on risk – for example, selling fixed income securities to buy equities – to rebalance their portfolio and retain their asset-class allocations. Duncan Bonfield, chief executive officer of IFSWF, said, “Our research suggests that SWFs have not undertaken large-scale liquidations to provide liquidity for governments as widely speculated. In fact, only two of the 10 IFSWF members surveyed for this research said that they had experienced a call on their assets since the beginning of March.”He added that iinvestors had been able to use their cash position to satisfy private equity managers’ capital calls and “invest in the long-term interests of their owners at a time of great uncertainty”.Neill Clark, head of State Street Associates EMEA at State Street, said the research findings represented the capital flows and behaviour across a broad set of global institutional investors and suggested that long-term investors maintained “institutional discipline” during the market volatility seen in March and April 2020.”We did not observe such widespread risk aversion during this period relative to previous crises and signs suggest there has been a stabilisation in aggregate capital flows observed across asset classes during April,” he added.The full research report, Pandemic, No Panic: Evidence from Institutional Investor Flows, is available on the IFSWF websiteLooking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.last_img read more

Negros prosecutor gets death threats

first_imgDel Castillo was ambushed in Decemberlast year. She had been silent, she said, because murder and frustrated murdercharges she filed were already before the court. PanayNews has decided not to identify theseindividuals she named pending their reaction, although the individuals includedformer police officers, a politician and businessmen. BACOLOD City – Negros Occidentalprovincial prosecutor Erfe del Castillo fears for her life. She has beenreceiving death threats, she said. On Saturday, del Castillo said, shereceived another threatening text message. Then a source told her about a planto “liquidate” her. In a press conference yesterday, delCastillo said she had been gathering evidence against those plotting againsther. “I challenge the National Bureau of Investigation,Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Philippine National Police to dosomething about the illegal drug trade,” said del Castillo./PN She suspects them to be those who arenow incarcerated or well-known drug personalities in cahoots with certainpersonalities she linked to her ambush.last_img read more

P200-K bail bond for drug suspect

first_imgThe 30-year-old resident Michelle Miguelwas caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 1 p.m. on March 7,police said. Miguel was detained in the custodialfacility of the Hinigaran municipal police station./PN Officers of the Hinigaran municipalpolice station served the warrant issued by Judge Raymond Joseph Javier of theRegional Trial Court Branch 56 in Himamaylan City dated Oct. 11, 2019.center_img BACOLOD City – The court recommended aP200,000 bail bond for the temporary liberty of a woman facing illegal drugcharges in Barangay 1, Hinigaran, Negros Occidental.last_img read more

Osgood man killed in US 421 crash

first_imgOSGOOD, Ind. — An Osgood man died after an accident on US 421 in Osgood.Indiana State Police say the crash happened on Wednesday around 8:30 AM near Andrews Street in Osgood.Police say, Gary L. Fraser, 79, of Osgood pulled onto US 421 into the path of a pickup truck being driven by Aaron M. Carroll, 37, of Holton. The vehicles collided nearly head-on.After the collision, Fraser’s vehicle came to rest in the middle of US 421 while Carroll’s vehicle left the roadway before coming to a stop.Fraser was initially trapped in his vehicle before being extricated. He was air-lifted to the University of Cincinnati Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.Carroll was not injured in the crash. US 421 was closed for around two hours. Police say alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in the crash.last_img read more

Ronald Lataille

first_imgIt is with great sadness that the family of Ronald Richard Lataille announces his passing on March 18, 2017 at the age of 40. He was born on October 13, 1976 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ronnie will be forever remembered by his 3 daughters, Kayla Lataille, Brittany Lataille and Kierra Lataille; parents, Paul Lataille and Vicky Rinehart, step father Phil Rinehart; siblings, Michael Lataille, Christina (Chris) Lagaly, Lorieanne Rinehart and Holly Nelson; grandson, Jacobi Miller; grandmother, Evelyn Adams; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Ron was preceded in death by his stepbrother, Uriah Rinehart.Family and friends will be received at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana 47001 on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 4-6 pm, with a memorial service to follow at 6 pm.Memorial donations can be made to the funeral home in Ronald’s name. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at 812-926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.visit:www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Jol: Suarez is the best in the box

first_img Jol insisted on keeping Suarez as his skipper following the Uruguayan’s first biting episode, when he bit PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakka in 2010, an incident which saw him suspended for seven matches. And he maintains that English football has not seen the real character of Suarez, who also infamously helped Uruguay to beat Ghana in the 2010 World Cup when he handled the ball on the line to save a certain goal with Ghana missing the resultant penalty. Jol said: “He’s a lot different off the pitch. He’s actually quiet. He’s not outspoken. He’s not someone who will fight people but on the pitch he wants to win. “I can remember in the World Cup he saved the goal and it was ridiculous because he was like the goalkeeper and then there was a penalty and he was sent off and then he was cheering when they missed it. “He’s a winner. He’s a team player. That is the great thing. It’s not about him. He’s always happy for his team and for other players to do well. That is the strange thing because normally they have a big ego but he’s a good boy.” In a comparison with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, Jol would take Suarez every time. Jol said: “His agent is the brother of (former Barcelona manager) Pep Guardiola so he was always linked with Barcelona. “When he was at Ajax we thought he would go to Barcelona. He went to Liverpool and when Luis stayed I knew for a fact he was behind it because otherwise he would have been on his bike. Fulham manager Martin Jol believes Luis Suarez is the best penalty area footballer in the world. And he insists it was good news for the Premier League when the Liverpool striker stayed in England following the biting incident last season which saw him suspended for 12 matches. On Saturday at Anfield Jol’s side will come up against the controversial player who was his captain when he managed Ajax in Holland. Press Association “There is no-one better than him in the box. If he’s in the box with the ball you can’t stop him because he goes through you or he loses the ball or he goes to goal and he scores. “Aguero is more technical. Suarez, with me, scored 53 goals in one year and I don’t know if Aguero is good enough to say he could do the same. “Suarez is always in the top three as a top scorer. He can play as a number nine or a second striker. He can play on the flank as well. If you judge a forward player on his goals I’m not sure there is a second one like him. It was good for the Premier League (that he stayed).” last_img read more