Florida woman dies of probable vCJD

first_img April 2002 CDC news release about Florida vCJD casehttp://www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/r020418.htm The Herald story said Singh moved from England to Florida with her father in 1992. She graduated from the University of Miami in 2001 and had been planning to attend law school before she became ill, the story said. Charlene Singh, 25, died in Fort Lauderdale, according to a Miami Herald report. She was believed to have contracted vCJD, the human form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, while living in the United Kingdom. The CDC plans to investigate Singh’s case, according to the Herald and other news reports. See also: Jun 22, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – A young Florida woman who suffered from a probable case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) died Jun 20, apparently becoming the disease’s first victim in the United States, according to news service reports.center_img The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the existence of a probable case of vCJD in a Florida woman in April 2002. At that time the agency said her clinical condition and history were consistent with vCJD acquired in Britain. The diagnosis can be confirmed only by studying brain tissue obtained by biopsy or after death, according to the CDC. Variant CJD is believed to be caused by eating meat products from cattle infected with BSE. An Associated Press report said Singh’s parents believe she ate contaminated beef in Britain sometime before 1992. A widespread outbreak of BSE in British cattle was first identified in 1986. The human form of the disease emerged in Britain in the 1990s and has killed about 140 people there. The only known case of BSE in the United States was discovered in a cow in Washington state last December. Singh’s mother, Alison Singh, told the Herald she is still angry at the British government for not doing more to warn the public about vCJD in the early 1990s.last_img read more

Land Securities to enter Belfast shopping battle

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The Stars Group sells entire stake in Jackpotjoy Plc for £45 million

first_img Tabcorp expects $1bn hit as ‘COVID and retail contractions’ take effect August 3, 2020 StumbleUpon ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit Share Toronto TSX online gambling firm The Stars Group has moved to sell its entire stake in London-listed Jackpotjoy Plc.Issuing a market update, Stars Group has detailed that it has sold 5.6 million shares (7.5% shareholding) at a target price of 802p per share, netting gross proceeds of £45 million.The transaction was carried out by Stars Group through subsidiary unit Stars Interactive Holding. Stars Group informs that Jackpotjoy will gain no proceeds from its share sale.This week, Jackpotjoy governance detailed that it had secured a £385 million senior secured loan with further access to a revolving credit facility.In its update, Jackpotjoy governance informed that the proceeds from the loan facility will be used to ‘repay the existing first and second lien term loans’.Updating investors, the loan facility comprises two finance tranches of £250 million and EUR 140 million, with an attached maturity of seven years and weighted average interest rate of 4.91% above Libor, which will be stepped downs of an additional 0.75% based on future leverage ratios and credit ratings.Entering new secured loan terms, Jackpotjoy’s new group annual cash interest payments will be reduced by approximately a third, targeting £9 million in savings for its first year of transactions.last_img read more

Ja Morant mocks Kendrick Nunn over NBA Rookie of the Year argument

first_imgWhen Morant came across the comment on social media, he responded with a GIF of himself cracking up.https://t.co/HVFc4rq5Nb pic.twitter.com/8Hx0BtqsaG— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) April 13, 2020MORE: NBA players send condolences to Karl-Anthony Towns Morant has averaged 17.6 points, 6.9 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game across 59 rookie contests, shooting 49.1 percent from the field and 36.7 percent from beyond the arc.Nunn, meanwhile, has averaged 15.6 points, 3.4 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game in 62 contests. He has shot 44.8 percent from the field and 36.2 percent from long distance.On paper, then, Morant would seem to have a sizable advantage over his counterpart. He’s clearly confident in where he stands. Heat guard Kendrick Nunn apparently doesn’t believe Ja Morant has the NBA Rookie of the Year award locked up — an opinion that prompted mockery from Morant on Monday afternoon.Nunn told the Florida Sun Sentinel he deserved the honor because Miami held a 41-24 record before the league suspended its season, compared to a 32-33 mark for Morant’s Grizzlies.last_img read more