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Blood donors linked to vCJD cases being warned of risk

first_img Dr. Angela Robinson of the Blood Service said, “If you have donated blood in the last five years and are not contacted shortly, you can be assured that you are not involved in this new safety measure and need to take no further action.” The blood donors are being asked not to donate blood, tissue, or organs and to tell health professionals about their status so that extra precautions can be taken if they have surgery or invasive procedures, the United Kingdom Department of Health announced last week. The fatal disease is the human equivalent of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease. Officials said the National Blood Service was sending letters to the blood donors, with a telephone number for a help line staffed by senior transfusion experts. All the donors living in England gave blood in 1993, the announcement said. See also: “When a recipient of a blood transfusion goes on to develop vCJD, we have to consider the possibility that the infection could have been passed on through the transfusion,” Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson said. “Until a reliable blood screening test becomes available, it is sensible to proceed with highly precautionary measures such as this to rule out any possibility of onward transmission of the disease.” Officials said the likelihood of actual vCJD developing in someone carrying the agent is uncertain and that an infected person might never become ill. Dec 19, 2003, CIDRAP News story “Blood transmission of vCJD suspected in Britain”center_img The first possible connection of a vCJD case with a blood transfusion was reported in Britain in December 2003. To date, 4 of 156 vCJD victims had blood transfusions that experts think might have contributed to their disease, the department said. The probable source of infection was identified in one case, because one of the blood donors later became ill with vCJD. Since 1997 British health agencies have take a number of steps to guard the blood supply from the vCJD agent. Starting in 1999, for example, all white blood cells were removed from blood used for transfusions, and last year agencies stopped taking blood from anyone who had received a transfusion since 1980. People contract vCJD mainly by eating beef contaminated with BSE, which spread through British cattle herds in the 1980s and 1990s. It is not known if any of the vCJD victims contracted the disease because of a blood transfusion, but the decision to warn the donors was based on a detailed risk assessment and the advice of two expert committees, the agency said. Jul 28, 2005 (CIDRAP News) –About 100 people who gave blood to three people in Britain who later fell ill with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) are being warned that they may have an increased risk of carrying the vCJD agent.last_img read more

Cricket News Mumbai Police trolls Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s Koffee With Karan comments in style

first_imgNew Delhi: Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s Koffee With Karan comments have resulted in plenty of flak from Indian cricket fans, BCCI and even Virat Kohli, the skipper who said the team does not agree with the comments made. The Indian Cricket Board has also stepped up and taken action, suspending the duo and calling them back from the series against Australia and New Zealand to face an inquiry. Although both players have tendered an ‘unconditional apology’, the troubles are not over for the players. Now, Mumbai Police have jumped into the fray, trolling the duo with a superb tweet on what defines a great player.In the tweet, Mumbai Police defined what constituted a great player. It said, “How to be a great player? On field: Maximum score. Off Field: Maximum respect for women”. The tweet was a dig at Pandya’s comment on women in the talk show, which was dubbed ‘misogynistic’ towards womenRead More | Pandya, KL Rahul tender ‘unconditional’ apology, BCCI demands SGMA ‘Gentleman’ is a Gentleman, always and everywhere. pic.twitter.com/oANwZH2WwY— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) January 14, 2019Pandya and Rahul tendered an “unconditional” apologies for their sexist comments during a TV chat show amid Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai saying that the BCCI should correct the two players, not end their careers. However, despite the apologies tendered by the duo, 10 BCCI units demanded a Special General Meeting to appoint an ombudsman for carrying out an inquiry. Rai’s fellow CoA member Diana Edulji wants an inquiry done by CoA and the BCCI office-bearers. “Yes, Hardik and Rahul have submitted their reply to the fresh showcause notices that were served to them. They have tendered unconditional apology. The CoA chief has instructed the CEO to conduct an inquiry as per clause 41 (c) of the new BCCI constitution,” a senior BCCI official told PTI.Read More | Jadhav shares a cup of tea with Dhoni, Dhawan, takes a ‘subtle dig’Pandya’s comments on the talk show Koffee With Karan, hosted by Karan Johar, have drawn the ire from social media users, terming it ‘misogynistic’ and ‘racist’. WTrouble has mounted for Pandya as the fall-out from his comments continues. Along with an uncertain playing future, Pandya’s brand has taken a massive hit due to the controversy. According to a Times of India report, Pandya has been dropped as one of the celebrity ambassadors for men’s shaving razor Gillette Mach3 Start following his ‘outrageous’ comments.Following the outrage, Hotstar have removed the episode from the web while Pandya’s father Himanshu has said that the comments should not be taken seriously as his son was indulging in chatter in a light-hearted manner.The situation came into light with this one conversation when Johar was asking questions about not asking women’s name in a night club and what do men talk about. To this, Pandya replied, “I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move.” Pandya also boasted about how he casually discussed his sex life with his parents. “When I lost my virginity, I came home and said, ‘Main karke aya hai aaj (I had sex today)’. At a party my parents asked me ‘acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai [who is your interest here?] so I said yeh, yeh, yeh (pointing out women)’ and they were like ‘waah proud of you beta’,” Pandya replied with laughter. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Golden Eaglets Book 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup Ticket

first_imgGolden Eaglets Five-time world champions Nigeria became the first African team to book a 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup ticket after 1-0 defeat of Angola in Dar es Salaam Wedneday.The win means that the Eaglets return to the FIFA U-17 World Cup after missing out of the last edition staged in India two years ago.Olakunle Olusegun earned the ticket to the tournament semi finals and to Brazil 2019 when he hooked a 21st minute penalty to the roof of the net with Angola’s goalkeeper Geovani stranded. But the Golden Eaglets were guilty of profligacy and the technical crew certainly has much to do still. As happened against host nation Tanzania on Sunday, the Eaglets proved to be masters of use of space and close control, but they mostly lacked the right ideas and punch in the final third, just as some passes went astray at critical moments.Two-goal hero against Tanzania, Wisdom Ubani could have been on the scorer-sheet in the 11th minute but his fierce effort from a 22-yard free kick went narrowly off target.Angola were not to be brow-beaten, as Zito latched onto the ball a few metres from the centre and unleashed a rocket that goalkeeper Sunday Stephen, in for the jittery Suleman Shaibu, did well to punch away.Three minutes later, Stephen had to be alert to push away another fierce Angolan shot, but two minutes later, at the other end, Ubani’s swift turn and shot came quite close with Geovani beaten.An Angolan defender handled the ball in the box under pressure in the 21st minute, and Olusegun made no mistake from the spot to put Nigeria in front.They could have had many more, but Shedrack Tanko bundled against the upright in the 42nd minute when it appeared easier to score, and Olusegun’s effort to chip Goevani from a swift counter was well –read by the goalkeeper.In the second period, the Eaglets’ profligacy continued, even after the Angolans were reduced to 10 men in the 51st minute as Jose Cabincano earned a second yellow card. In the 53rd minute, Ubani’s stinging shot from 25 yards went narrowly over, and on the hour, when it appeared easier to score, Ubani passed the ball to onrushing Olusegun who missed from close range.Substitutes Ibraheem Jabaar, Divine Nwachukwu and Peter Agba could not effect any improvement in the Eaglets’ game, and Nwachukwu even missed a glorious opportunity with six minutes to the end.Nigeria will certainly finish at the head of Group A if they avoid defeat against Uganda at the same venue on Saturday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more