The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 24, 2001 · Page 3
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Salina, Kansas
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Tuesday, April 24, 2001
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THE SALINA JOURNAL WORLD TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2001 • BRITAIN'S FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE Human case of foot-and-mouth suspected Slaughterer could be first human case since 1966 epidemic By The Associated Press LONDON — A slaughterer in a British county hit hard by foot-and-mouth disease underwent tests Monday to determine whether he has contracted an extremely rare human form of the livestock disease. The Department of Health did not identify the man being tested. County health officials in Cumbria, in northwest England, said he was involved in the slaughter and disposal of animals that are being killed in an attempt to contain the highly contagious livestock disease. Only one previous human case has been reported in Britain — a man who was infected during the last foot-and- mouth epidemic in 1966. Dr. Angus Nichol, director of communicable disease surveillance at the Public Health Laboratory Service, said there had been other suspected human cases recently, but all had proved negative. "This generally is a very mild disease in human beings, and it is only very, very rarely that it transmits to human beings at all," he said. "I must stress that the case that is being investigated with our laboratories is only a possi­ ble case. Of the previous people who thought they might have the disease, all of them came up negative," Nichol told the British Broadcasting Corp. "So if I was a betting man, I would think this one would be negative as well." • Nichol said it would require an "overwhelming amount of exposure" to infected animals or carcasses for a human to contract the disease. There had never been a case of it being passed from one human to another, he said. "Basically, this is an animal virus. It doesn't like human beings. If you really expose somebody to a massive amount, they may get the infection but generally they won't," Nichol said. "It is not a human problem." During the 1966 epidemic, Bobby Brewis, a 34-year-old man living on a farm in northeast England, developed a mild temperature, a sore throat, blisters on his palms and welts on his tongue. Laboratory tests showed he was suffering from foot-and- mouth disease. At the time, Brewis said, "It was rather like nu. I just felt a bit groggy" In the current epidemic, nearly 1,450 cases of the livestock disease have been confirmed in Britain since Feb. 20, and so far almost 1.3 million animals have been killed. An additional 500,000 have been earmarked for slaughter. BRIEFLY Peruvian air force denies wrongdoing LIMA, Peru — Peru's air force denied suggestions from the White House Monday that it failed to follow the rules of engagement before opening fire on a plane carrying American missionaries that was mistaken for a drug flight. An American woman and her infant daughter were killed in the shooting, which forced the plane to crash-land in the Amazon River Friday "The only thing I can tell you is that the air force followed the procedures. It regrets this lamentable accident in which two people died," said air force spokesman Cm- dr. Robert Roca. White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said the joint U.S.-Peru anti-drug program was suspended with President Bush's approval because "there are questions about the way the mission was carried out." Mass grave with 290 siteietons uncovered ALGIERS, Algeria — A mass grave containing the remains of 290 people killed during Al- BEHIND CLOSED DOORS ADULT NOVELTIES VIDEOS • LOTIONS • MAGAZINES 11 am - 9 pm Mon. • Sat • 1 pm - 5 pm Sun, 1901 W. Grand • Salina • (785) 823-133!) geria's 1954-1962 war for independence from France has been discovered in eastern Algeria, government officials said. The skeletons were discovered last month by Algerian workers carryirtg out excavation work at the site of the former headquarters of the French army, about 350 miles east of the capital Algiers, government minister Mohamed Cherif Abbas said Sunday. The remains bore signs of torture and some had their arms tied with wire. Forensic experts dated the skeletons to the 1954-1962 war. Abbas said. McConneli receives ambassador position WASHINGTON — President Bush will nominate career foreign service officer Donald Mc­ Conneli to serve as ambassador to Eritrea, the White House said Monday McConneli has served as a deputy assistant secretary at the State Department since last year He served as a top State official at NATO headquarters in Brussels from 1996 to 2000. From Wire Service Reports ^iiPOOl Sciiool \ iPA May 8th, 6:30 p.m. Pools Plus of Salina 823-POOL (823-7665) /J we II always be there for you. 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