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Jan 11, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesia’s health ministry announced that a 16-year-old girl from West Java province is hospitalized with H5N1 avian influenza, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today. This development follows new media revelations about details relating to recently confirmed H5N1 patients in China and Pakistan.The Indonesian girl got sick on Dec 30 and was hospitalized 5 days later, the WHO report said. The girl, who lives in the city of Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta, was recently transferred to a bird flu specialty hospital, Xinhua, China’s state news agency, reported today.Joko Suyono, an official from Indonesia’s health ministry, told Xinhua that two tests confirmed that the girl was infected with the H5N1 virus. The girl’s illness raises Indonesia’s H5N1 case count to 117, while the number of fatalities stands at 94.An investigation into the girl’s illness found that chickens in her neighborhood died 2 weeks before she became ill, the WHO reported. Suyono told Xinhua that the girl ate three chicken eggs 2 weeks ago after chickens at her household died.In other developments, Chinese officials said this week that a 52-year-old man who is recovering from an H5N1 infection for which he was hospitalized in early December likely caught the virus from his 24-year-old son, who died of the disease in late November, Reuters reported yesterday.”The initial judgment is that it was an infection from close contact,” Mao Qun’an, Chinese health ministry spokesman, told reporters at a news conference, according to the Reuters report.The son and his father are from Nanjing, in eastern China’s Jiangsu province. Their illnesses are recorded as the WHO’s 26th and 27th confirmed H5N1 cases, and the son’s death is China’s 17th fatality from the disease.Hans Troedsson, a WHO representative in China, told Reuters that human-to-human transmission through close contact between the son and the father could be not ruled out in the family cluster. “However, the biological findings at this state show that the virus has not mutated to a form that can be transmitted from human to human efficiently,” he said.Qun’an said China’s health ministry has still not determined the source of the son’s infection, because neither man reportedly had any contact with sick or dead birds, Reuters reported.Elsewhere, the American brother of Pakistan’s first H5N1 case-patient has been confirmed to not have the disease. Blood tests performed by New York State Department of Health Department revealed no antibodies to the H5N1 virus, the Canadian Press (CP) reported on Jan 9.Claudia Hutton, public affairs director for the New York State Department of Health, told the CP that the man’s negative antibody test result suggests that the man was never infected with H5N1.The man had traveled to Pakistan to attend the funeral of one of his brothers who is thought to be part of an H5N1 family cluster. According to earlier reports from the WHO, health officials had difficulty obtaining viable samples for testing, and though samples from only one brother have tested positive for the H5N1 virus so far, the WHO has said it believes the Pakistani case cluster represents a rare instance of apparent human-to-human transmission.After the brother, who lives in Long Island, NY, returned from his brother’s funeral in Pakistan, he told his physician that he may have been exposed to avian flu, according to previous media reports. However, samples from the man and his son—who also reportedly experienced flulike symptoms—tested negative in state and federal laboratories.Antibody testing on samples from the man’s son also came back negative, the CP report said.See also:Jan 11 WHO statementDec 7, 2007, CIDRAP News story “Father of Chinese H5N1 fatality has infection”Dec 17, 2007, CIDRAP News story “Possible H5N1 family cluster probed in Pakistan”
Junior forward Jon Leuer tied for the team lead with 14 points against Illinois, but scored just three in the second half of the loss.[/media-credit]INDIANAPOLIS — The Wisconsin basketball team forced 17 turnovers, grabbed 11 offensive rebounds to Illinois’ two and showed poise coming back in the final minutes befitting their senior leadership.And none of it matters if you can’t hit shots.Wisconsin fell 58-54 at the hands of the Fighting Illini in Friday’s quarterfinal matchup almost solely because the Badgers failed to put the ball in the basket.Sounds like an oversimplified explanation? With statistics this appalling, it is not that hard to argue.UW missed 27-of-33 field goal attempts in the first half (18.2 percent shooting), hit merely 28.6 percent for the game, started the second half with a five-and-a-half minute scoreless stretch and only scored eight points in the second frame’s first 10 minutes.Making matters worse, the Badgers played virtually turnover free, only giving the ball away five times. They simply missed too many shots.“You know, we were getting some decent looks and they just weren’t falling,” UW junior Jon Leuer said. “But we had to work a little harder to finish inside. Obviously we missed some bunnies, but for the most part we were getting good shots. It was just a matter of us finishing.”While certainly not the only culprit, Trevon Hughes’ inability to finish in the lane may have been the most damaging.The senior guard finished the contest with a respectable 14 points, but shot only four-of-16 from the field and missed all six of his two-point attempts.Four times Hughes found the lane and four times the senior left the layup attempts short.“How many shots did he miss around the basket?” Ryan asked after the game. “A couple times he could have pump faked, could have been at the free-throw line for a few more… but he didn’t. I think he was expecting some contact. He didn’t get it.”Still, despite the Arctic cold shooting, UW had a chance to tie the game with 26 seconds left on the strength of a harassing defense and sheer will.So could the Badgers have pulled the game out even with grade-school shooting percentages?According to Ryan, absolutely — as long as they were given a little free help.“When you’re in a game like that where you’re not hitting shots, you need 20-plus free throws, and you need to turn the ball over anywhere between five and nine times,” Ryan said. “We lost by four, and you look at the two statistics that I just gave you, the five to nine we took care of. We didn’t get to the line enough (8-for-14).”Tisdale explodesD?j? freaking vu.As Wisconsin fell to Illinois in the two teams’ first matchup at the Kohl Center, the Illini exploited the matchup problem of a sweet shooting big man by finding 7-foot forward Mike Tisdale early and often for midrange jumpers.One month later, nothing had changed.The formula is a simple one. First team all-Big Ten guard Demetri McCamey starts with the ball at the wing and, using Tisdale for a pick, drives middle toward the lane. Tisdale pops out and waits for McCamey to draw the defense in far enough, before finding himself open for an 18-foot jumper.At the Kohl Center, Tisdale finished the game with 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting. This time around it was 21 points on 8-for-10 from the floor.“We gave him too easy of looks and let him get comfortable. He just got on a roll, and he’s a good player,” Leuer said. “He knocked out some shots. Sometimes you’ve just got to tip your hat when a guy can do that.”