US flu activity continues late-season decline

first_img The season has been marked by a fairly poor match between two of the three viral strains in the vaccine and the dominant strains making people sick. The latest figures continue to reflect that. Only 23% of 144 influenza A/H3N2 virus isolates and 5% of 157 influenza B isolates analyzed by the CDC so far this season were matched well by the vaccine. Apr 4, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The influenza epidemic in the United States continued its late-season decline last week, with only seven states still reporting widespread flu activity, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today. This year’s epidemic appeared to peak in mid-February, as 49 states reported widespread flu activity for 2 weeks in a row. The number of states with widespread activity has declined each week since the week of Feb 24. As shown by lab testing, H3N2 viruses have predominated in the United States overall this season, though H1N1 strains were more common in the early weeks. Influenza B viruses have made up only 25% of specimens overall, but last week more type B than type A isolates were reported, the report says. States that were still reporting widespread flu the week of Mar 22 through 29 were Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. Regional flu activity was reported in 27 states and local activity in 11 more. This season also has seen increased signs of resistance to oseltamivir, one of the two leading flu drugs, in one of the three flu subtypes, A/H1N1. Today’s report says that 9.2% (73 of 797) of the H1N1 isolates tested this season had a mutation that confers resistance to oseltamivir. All tested viruses remained susceptible to the other antiviral drug, zanamivir.center_img See also: In other findings, the CDC says the proportion of outpatient visits to sentinel healthcare providers attributed to influenza-like illness last week dropped to the national baseline of 2.2%, down from 2.6% the previous week. However, the CDC received six more reports of flu-related deaths in children, raising the season’s total to 59. The deaths, which occurred between Mar 8 and 23, were in Arizona, Connecticut, Minnesota (two deaths), Nevada, and Texas. CDC’s “FluView” weekly surveillance reports read more

Inner city suburb properties sell under the hammer

first_imgThis property at 12 Torrens St, Annerley sold at auction for $615,000 on May 19.BROTHERS Greg and Glen Cameron said goodbye to the home their grandfather built when it sold at auction on May 19, 2018.SOLD: 77 Tooth Ave, Paddington sold at auction on May 19 for $1.92 million.Place Paddington principal director and auctioneer Andrew Degn said they had eight buyers register to bid on 77 Tooth Ave, Paddington, which sold for $1.92 million.“It was a great result and everyone’s happy,” Mr Degn said.The 1912-built Tooth St home’s last renovation was some time in the 1970s.He said only four of the eight registered bidders put their hand up and bidding started at $1.2 million.“They were a bit cheeky, I called for $1.6 and they opened me at $1.2 and then we went in $50,000 rises,” he said.“We got back up to $1.6 and then it took off after that.”The buyers will cash in on this view and will likely renovate the Paddington pad.Mr Degn said the male buyers were in their mid-30s and purchased it as a joint ventre.“I think they’re going to live in it, then renovate it, then sell it again,” he said.“Because it’s in two lots they might build two properties, but they’re undecided yet.”Vendor Glen Cameron said he would be interested to see what they do to the home, which had been in his family for more than 100 years.“My grandfather built this in 1912, and it’s been in the family since then of course,” Mr Cameron said.“The house is very, very solid with the way it was built and how it was maintained.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours ago“A renovation was done back in probably the 1970s, we put in new stumps and all sorts of things and its solid as a rock.“I will probably have a chat to the guy who bought it, because he seemed quite nice.“It’ll be interesting to see what he wants to do.”The buyer of 12 Torrens St, Annerley, which sold at auction for $615,000 on May 19, loves the proximity to Brisbane City.A two-bedroom home, on the other side of the city, in Annerley also sold under the hammer on May 18.Ray White Bulimba elite sales and marketing Mark Diamond said eight bidders registered to buy 12 Torrens St, Annerley.“We had eight registered bidders and we probably had 35 to 40 people watching,” Mr Diamond said.“Bidding started at $400,000 and it sold for $615,000.”The buyer of this Annerley homes plans to renovate it.The property, which last sold in 2009 for $435,000, has a development approval in place for demolition, but buyer Vincent Blanchet said he has no immediate plans to demolish the home.“I think I will renovate and live in it a little bit,” Mr Blanchet said.Mr Blanchet, who is a neighbour, said he had looked to buy in the pocket before, but the stocks were not suitable until this property came on to the market.“I like the street, it’s a bit leafy and it’s a high set, so that’s an asset for me,” he said.“It’s close to the CBD, so the transport is always excellent and with the new Cross River Rail and the Brisbane Metro, it’s going to make access to the busy part of the city even better.”On the opposite end of the scale, a rare acreage property at 70 Woodlark Cres, Parkinson was passed in at auction.The rare Parkinson property was passed in at $2.4 million.Queensland Sotherby’s International Realty Brisbane senior sales executive Malcolm Li said despite having four registered bidders, the four-bedroom home did not sell.“Bidding opened at $1.5 million, and it was passed in at $2.4 million,” Mr Li said.He said negotiations would continue over the weekend.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Syracuse kills 10 power plays but still loses to Mercyhurst, 1-0

first_img Published on October 13, 2018 at 8:13 pm Contact Tim: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse was its own worst enemy on Saturday. The Orange were forced to kill 20 minutes worth of penalties against Mercyhurst.Senior forward Brooke Avery served two of those penalties, including a hooking call with 6:27 left in the third. That was one of two penalties 15 seconds apart that reduced a 5-on-3 SU advantage to 3-on-3 even strength.“Every year, penalties are an issue,” Avery said. “…To be honest, it slows the pace of the game. It’s very difficult to get a good rhythm going, especially when you have things going on like power plays.”Syracuse (0-3, 0-2 College Hockey America) killed all 10 of the Mercyhurst (2-4, 2-0) power-play chances. It didn’t matter, though, as the Orange offense didn’t score in a 1-0 shutout loss on Saturday.Avery, a forward, explained that avoiding most of SU’s penalties is a matter of moving their feet and getting in proper position. That being said, she liked the discipline her teammates showed in picking each other up and killing all 10 penalties.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“A lot of times when those things happen people are barking at each other but we held it together,” said Avery, “We battled hard and we killed as best as we could. In the end, it is what it is.”Mercyhurst had their own troubles staying on the ice. The Lakers committed seven penalties but were only on the penalty kill for three of them because the other four came in tandem with a Syracuse penalty.The excess of penalties forced SU head coach Paul Flanagan to get creative to save his core penalty kill unit from exhausting themselves. The Orange used eight different forwards, mixed and matched with every defender at one point or another. By comparison, a conventional penalty kill features at most two pairs of defensemen and two pairs of forwards.“It’s good to know that everybody’s buying in, and in a game like that it’s not the same kids doing it every time,” Flanagan said.Syracuse goaltender Ady Cohen did her part, recording 23 saves in her first collegiate start. The junior had nothing but praise for the penalty kill and her defense in general for keeping the deficit at one.“You love to see your players making sacrifices: blocking shots, taking away passes,” Cohen said. “It’s really good to have that support, knowing that they’re going to be going 100 percent to help you out and make your job easier.”Being on the penalty kill also handicapped an SU offensive attack that flows through redshirt junior Lindsay Eastwood. This included the evaporation of that 5-on-3 in the third period, which would’ve been a golden opportunity for the Orange to equalize. The Syracuse captain reiterated Avery’s philosophy on the importance of body positioning, which she says will help the Orange on both ends of the ice.Avery continued to look at the positives following the loss, the Orange’s third straight to start the season.“It’s frustrating, but at the same time we know what we have to work on,” Avery said. “So we just have to keep grinding and keep moving and make sure that we’re always going 100 percent.” Commentslast_img read more