VirtualMini

Everything in the world !

congo confirms fresh outbreak of deadly ebola virus - Search

The congo confirms fresh outbreak of deadly ebola virus searched through all the site information that is gathered from around the web. To view the complete news story please click on the title link.



congo confirms fresh outbreak of deadly ebola virus


kinshasa: a person in democratic republic of congo who died of a haemorrhagic fever has tested positive for the ebola virus, signalling a new outbreak, the health ministry and the world health organisation (who) said on friday.the case was confirmed from tests on nine people who came down with a fever in bas-uele province in the north east of the country on or after april 22, a ministry statement said. three people have died of fever.mercedes corby arrives in balivideo duration00:39previous slidenext slidevideo duration01:25red cross nurse on ebola frontlinered cross nurse on ebola frontlinequeensland nurse amanda mcclelland risks her life working with ebola patients in africa.mercedes corby arrives in balivideo duration00:39video duration00:39mercedes corby arrives in balimercedes corby .






two more suspected cases of ebola hit congo


kinshasa, congo –  the world health organization has identified two more suspected cases of the deadly ebola virus a day after declaring an outbreak in congo.the u.n. agency said saturday there are now 11 suspected cases, including three reported deaths, in likati in congo's northern bas-uele province. who said one death has tested positive for an ebola strain seen in the country before.the u.n. agency says the first case occurred april 22 in a male some 870 miles from the capital, kinshasa.who is working with the government to coordinate a response.congo has had seven known ebola outbreaks in the past, including one in 2014 with several dozen cases. that outbreak was not connected to the massive epidemic in guinea, liberia and sierra leone that left thousands






un agency announces two more suspected ebola cases in congo


by: ap | kinshasa | published:may 14, 2017 7:47 am photo for representational purposethe world health organization has identified two more suspected cases of the deadly ebola virus a day after declaring an outbreak in congo.the un agency said on saturday there are now 11 suspected cases, including three reported deaths, in likati in congo’s northern bas-uele province. who said one death has tested positive for an ebola strain seen in the country before.the un agency says the first case occurred april 22 in a male some 870 miles (1,400 kilometers) from the capital, kinshasa.who is working with the government to coordinate a response.congo has had seven known ebola outbreaks in the past, including one in 2014 with several dozen cases. that outbreak was not connected to the massive epi...






new ebola outbreak declared in democratic republic of congo


researchers in the republic of congo in 2015. (nichole sobecki for the washington post)the world health organization has confirmed that one person among a large group of people infected with hemorrhagic fever in a remote forested part of the democratic republic of congo has tested positive for the ebola virus.it is the first case in the country since 2014 and has raised alarms about the possibility of a new epidemic. the person confirmed as having an ebola infection has died. local media in congo have reported additional deaths of patients with symptoms of the virus, but gregory hartl, a who spokesman in geneva, said health officials are still working to determine whether there is any link to the deadly virus. [trump wanted to deny u.s. care to americans critically ill from ebola] detail..






congo reports a single confirmed case of ebola, un says


by: ap | london | published:may 12, 2017 9:07 pmthe world health organization says congo’s ministry of health has announced that it has confirmed a single case of ebola.in a statement on its twitter account, the un health agency says congo notified it and their partners of the case on thursday.the last outbreak of ebola in congo was in 2014 when the country recorded several dozen cases. that outbreak was not connected to the epidemic that killed thousands in guinea, sierra leone and liberia.ebola is a deadly hemorrhagic fever that occasionally jumps to humans from animals including bats and monkeys. without preventive measures, the virus can spread quickly between people and is fatal in up to 90 percent of cases. an experimental vaccine was recently developed that who says could be ...






new ebola outbreak declared in democratic republic of congo


ebola researchers are shown in a park in the republic of congo, which is adjacent to the democratic republic of congo. (nichole sobecki/for the washington post)the world health organization has confirmed that one person among a large group of people infected with hemorrhagic fever in a remote forested part of the democratic republic of congo has tested positive for the ebola virus. at least nine others are suspected of being infected and three have died.the outbreak is the first in the country since 2014 and has raised alarms about the possibility of a new epidemic. [trump wanted to deny u.s. care to americans critically ill from ebola] gregory hartl, a who spokesman in geneva, said details of the extent of the outbreak are still unclear. but a letter from the drc's health ministry t...






new ebola outbreak declared in democratic republic of congo


ebola researchers are shown in a park in the republic of congo, which is adjacent to the democratic republic of congo. (nichole sobecki/for the washington post)the world health organization has confirmed that one person among a large group of people infected with hemorrhagic fever in a remote forested part of the democratic republic of congo has tested positive for the ebola virus. at least nine others are suspected of being infected, three have died and six cases are currently hospitalized.the outbreak is the first in the country since 2014 and has raised alarms about the possibility of a new epidemic. [trump wanted to deny u.s. care to americans critically ill from ebola] “an investigation team led by the ministry of health and supported by who and partners has deployed and is expe...






congo announces 9 suspected ebola cases, including 3 deaths


kinshasa, congo — one person has been confirmed dead from ebola in an outbreak in a remote corner of northern congo as health authorities look into a total of nine suspected cases, including two other deaths, the country’s health minister and the world health organization said friday.one case of the hemorrhagic fever was confirmed out of the five tested since the outbreak emerged april 22 in bas-uele province, health minister oly ilunga kalenga said. he said the confirmed case was of the zaire strain of the virus.the outbreak could test a recently developed experimental ebola vaccine that who says could be used in emergencies. the global vaccine alliance gavi said 300,000 doses are available “if needed to stop this outbreak becoming a pandemic.”this vast, impoverished central afric...






new ebola outbreak declared in democratic republic of congo


ebola researchers are shown in a park in the republic of congo, which is adjacent to the democratic republic of congo. (nichole sobecki/for the washington post)the world health organization has confirmed an ebola outbreak in a remote forested part of the democratic republic of congo, the first in that country since 2014. at least nine people  are suspected of being infected, and three have died.the outbreak has raised alarms about the possibility of a new epidemic. [trump wanted to deny u.s. care to americans critically ill from ebola] “an investigation team led by the ministry of health and supported by who and partners has deployed and is expected to reach the affected area in the coming days”, said peter salama, who's executive director for emergencies, in a statement.the who sa...






new ebola outbreak declared in democratic republic of congo


ebola researchers are shown in a park in the republic of congo, which is adjacent to the democratic republic of congo. (nichole sobecki/for the washington post)the world health organization has confirmed an ebola outbreak in a remote forested part of the democratic republic of congo, the first in that country since 2014. at least nine people  are suspected of being infected, and three have died.the outbreak has raised alarms about the possibility of a new epidemic. [trump wanted to deny u.s. care to americans critically ill from ebola] “an investigation team led by the ministry of health and supported by who and partners has deployed and is expected to reach the affected area in the coming days”, said peter salama, who's executive director for emergencies, in a statement.the who sa...






horse antibodies may effectively treat ebola — study


treatment made with antibodies from horses could be used in the next ebola outbreak, researchers saymelbourne: in a first, scientists have developed an effective, id and economical treatment for the deadly ebola virus using antibodies from horses.the post-exposure treatment made with antibodies from horses could be used in the next ebola outbreak, researchers said.“this is a cost-effective treatment that can be used in low-income countries in africa where equine production facilities are already in operation for producing snake-bite antivenin,” said alexander khromykh, professor at university of queensland (uq) in australia.“it’s the first time that equine antibodies have been shown to work effectively against ebola infection,” khromykh said.the largest recorded outbreak of ebola virus occ






new ebola outbreak declared in democratic republic of congo


the world health organisation has confirmed an ebola outbreak in a remote forested part of the democratic republic of congo, the first in that country since 2014. at least nine people are suspected of being infected, and three have died.the outbreak has raised alarms about the possibility of a new epidemic.“an investigation team led by the ministry of health and supported by who and partners has deployed and is expected to reach the affected area in the coming days”, said peter salama, who’s executive director for emergencies, in a statement.the who said it was informed on tuesday of a cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths, including haemorrhagic symptoms, in the northeastern part of the country, bordering the central african republic. on thursday, the drc’s health ministry inf...






ebola treatment unit torn down as liberians recall outbreak


paynesville, liberia — bulldozers cleared the remains of a once busy ebola treatment unit in liberia on wednesday, as health care workers, officials and some who were treated there gathered to mark the center’s last day and official decommissioning.music echoed near the gathering at the former elwa treatment center in paynesville, liberia, the largest center in the country during the 2014-2015 outbreak of the virus that killed more than 4,800 people in this west african country.the virus’ surge in west africa two years ago was ebola’s deadliest ever. about 11,300 people died starting in december 2013, mostly in liberia, guinea and sierra leone. the world health organization declared an end to the outbreak in june 2016.physician’s assistant jianjay moore-potter, 40, was among the ...






after surviving ebola, liberian icon dies giving birth


karwah worked as a counsellor for medecins sans frontieres (msf) after recovering from ebola in the summer of 2014monrovia: in november 2014, salome karwah of liberia graced the cover of time magazine as a symbol of strength and humanity after surviving ebola and using her experience to help others with the virus.but last month, karwah died shortly after giving birth to her fourth child — and her husband blames the stigma attached to ebola.“my wife died because she was not catered to by nurses and doctors. the reason, i believe, is because she is an ebola survivor,” james harris said.“i am saying this because i heard some nurses telling friends not to go near my wife because she is a survivor.”the outbreak of ebola in west africa starting in 2013, which hit liberia the hardest, i...






iconic ebola fighter dies after childbirth amid lingering stigma


an iconic ebola fighter who was honored as time's 2014 person of the year for her work with victims of the illness died from childbirth complications after doctors were too scared to treat her due to her own history with the disease. salome karwah lost her mother, father, brother, aunts, uncles cousins and a niece amid the 2014 west african ebola outbreak, time reported. the virus claimed 11,210 lives, but the liberian nursing assistant, along with her sister, josephine manley, and her fiancé survived the epidemic that swept through her town in august several years ago. though she escaped the deadly disease years ago, the lasting stigma still surrounding ebola may have cost karwah her life, according to the magazine. she died feb. 21, 2017, days after giving birth to her fou...






id ebola test to detect early infection in the works


washington — diagnosing ebola earlier is becoming almost as easy as taking a home pregnancy test. scientists are developing antibodies for a test that can sniff out the deadly virus more quickly and efficiently than current tests, researchers reported february 6 at the american society for microbiology biothreats meeting.detecting ebola’s genetic material in patients’ blood samples now takes a full day and requires access to a specialized laboratory. simpler and speedier tests are available. they use antibodies — specialized proteins that latch onto and flag virus particles — and work somewhat like a pregnancy test. within 10 or 15 minutes of dabbing a blood sample onto a piece of paper, a colored line confirms the presence of the virus. but currently these tests don’t give accurate result






yellow fever outbreak in brazil worries u.s. officials


a researcher holds a container of female aedes aegypti mosquitoes at sao paulo university in brazil. the mosquito can spread yellow fever, an acute viral hemorrhagic fever. (andre penner/ap)top infectious disease experts are warning about a rapidly spreading outbreak of deadly yellow fever in brazil that could hit parts of the united states. the danger would be most acute if the virus starts spreading by the same mosquito that transmits zika.the outbreak in brazil has been underway since december, mostly in rural areas in the southeastern part of the country. it’s taking place primarily in jungle areas, where forest-dwelling mosquitoes are spreading the virus mainly to monkeys. but an increasing number of people also have been infected, making it brazil's worst yellow fever outbreak amo...






yellow fever outbreak in brazil worries u.s. officials


a researcher holds a container of female aedes aegypti mosquitoes at sao paulo university in brazil. the mosquito can spread yellow fever, an acute viral hemorrhagic fever. (andre penner/ap)top infectious disease experts are warning about a rapidly spreading outbreak of deadly yellow fever in brazil that could hit parts of the united states. the danger would be most acute if the virus starts spreading by the same mosquito that transmits zika.the outbreak in brazil has been underway since december, mostly in rural areas in the southeastern part of the country. it’s taking place primarily in jungle areas, where forest-dwelling mosquitoes are spreading the virus mainly to monkeys. but an increasing number of people also have been infected, making it brazil's worst yellow fever outbreak amo...






liberia investigates death of celebrated ebola fighter amid stigma fears


dakar: the death from childbirth of a woman named time magazine’s “person of the year” in 2014 for her work fighting ebola in liberia is being investigated after reports that health workers were afraid to treat her, the country’s health ministry said on wednesday.ebola survivor salomé karwah died last week four days after suffering complications from giving birth by caesarean section in a major hospital, according to the ministry’s chief medical officer francis kateh.josephine manley, karwah’s sister, told time magazine that they rushed her back to hospital after she lapsed into convulsions following the birth, but said staff refused to touch her because she had contracted the deadly virus in late 2014.“it is tragic that one of our heroes, who survived ebola, died from child...






for ebola patients, a few signs mean treatment’s needed — stat


a new scorecard, devised by analyzing ebola patients from the most recent outbreak in west africa, may help doctors quickly decide who needs additional care to survive the virus in future epidemics.in the latest outbreak, which raged in guinea, liberia and sierra leone from 2014 to 2016, 28,616 people were infected with virus and 11,310 people died. doctors might be able to improve the odds of surviving by looking for a few warning signs in people who need to be treated more intensively, mary-anne hartley, of the international charity goal global and the university of lausanne in switzerland, and colleagues report february 2 in plos neglected tropical diseases.“it can be very difficult to avoid bias when choosing which ebola patient should be given extra care when you have limited time and






the march for science could save lives


when ebola began to spread in west africa in december 2013, it was invisible. a 2-year-old who had been playing near a bat-filled tree in southeastern guinea died, apparently the first victim, but it took months for health workers to detect and report the spread of a disease with a high mortality. soon it raged across guinea, sierra leone and liberia, sickening 28,000 people and killing 11,000. scientists have now tracked the pathways of the virus in once-unimaginable detail, providing important lessons for preventing another outbreak. this is a terrific example of science at work for society, and it shows why this weekend’s march for science is relevant. the study of how ebola spread was carried out with the collaboration of 93 scientists from 53 institutions in 16 countries and publi...






once time’s ‘person of the year,’ an ebola fighter dies in childbirth due to sti


the covers of the dec. 10, 2014, issue of time magazine are shown in this photo provided by time. salome karwah is shown at top left. (time via reuters)as the chaos and tragedy of the ebola outbreak engulfed parts of liberia, sierra leone and guinea in 2014, a more insidious ill took root: distrust of all who had come into contact with the disease.the suspicion was certainly not without reason. whole countries looked on as the disease erased entire family trees. doctors and aid workers dressed in protective gear akin to spacesuits to fend off the highly contagious disease. those brave people who fought against the spread of the disease were collectively given time magazine’s 2014 person of the year award. among the medical workers featured on time’s cover was a liberian nurse, salome ...






for ebola patients, a few signs mean treatment’s needed — stat


a new scorecard may help doctors quickly decide who needs additional care to survive ebola.in the latest outbreak, which raged in guinea, liberia and sierra leone from 2014 to 2016, 28,616 people were infected with virus and 11,310 people died. doctors might be able to improve the odds of surviving by looking for a few warning signs in people who need to be treated more intensively, mary-anne hartley, of the international charity goal global and the university of lausanne in switzerland, and colleagues report february 2 in plos neglected tropical diseases.“it can be very difficult to avoid bias when choosing which ebola patient should be given extra care when you have limited time and resources,” hartley says. “should it be the sweet 7-year-old girl in the corner with a bad cough or the at






for ebola patients, a few signs mean treatment’s needed — stat


a new scorecard may help doctors quickly decide who needs additional care to survive ebola.in the latest outbreak, which raged in guinea, liberia and sierra leone from 2014 to 2016, 28,616 people were infected with virus and 11,310 people died. doctors might be able to improve the odds of surviving by looking for a few warning signs in people who need to be treated more intensively, mary-anne hartley, of the international charity goal global and the university of lausanne in switzerland, and colleagues report february 2 in plos neglected tropical diseases.“it can be very difficult to avoid bias when choosing which ebola patient should be given extra care when you have limited time and resources,” hartley says. “should it be that sweet 7-year-old girl in the corner with a bad cough or the r






man with ebola symptoms sparks evacuation at midtown bus terminal


a section of midtown’s port authority bus terminal was briefly evacuated thursday after a man suffering from symptoms of the ebola virus was found sitting on a bench, law enforcement sources said. an ems hazardous tactical team was called in to help transport the man, who was sitting on a bench inside the eighth ave. bus terminal near 42nd st. at about 4 p.m. the man had been sitting in the bus terminal more than 10 hours, witnesses told port authority police. paramedics took the patient to bellevue hospital for testing and further care.ebola vaccine 100% effective: study(sam costanza/for new york daily news) the man had come into manhattan on a bus from detroit, officials said. it was not immediately known if the patient was suffering from the highly contagious ...






a mysterious illness kills 11 young people in liberia, where ebola raged


girls play kickball in the capitol hill area in 2014 in monrovia, liberia, when the threat from the ebola virus seemed to decrease. (michel ducille/the washington post)world health organization officials said friday that they are investigating a troubling report out of liberia of a “cluster of unexplained illnesses and deaths” in an area several hours from monrovia.since april 24, at least 17 people have fallen ill with fever, vomiting, headache, diarrhea. eleven have died and five are still hospitalized at the francis grant hospital in greenville, sinoe county, which is about 4.5 hours southeast of the capital. most of the victims are younger than 21. while the symptoms appear to mimic those of ebola in the early stages, specimens analyzed from seven of the people who died came ba...






yemen's latest deadly cholera outbreak


view gallerynextshare galleryftpe1|14back to slideshowxmore galleriesstars with honorary degrees, doctorates and humanitaria... yemen's latest deadly cholera outbreak wags - derek jeter edition! previouscontinue to gallerycontinue to gallerycontinue to gallerynextreplay gallery






covergirl male model apologizes for ebola comment


new york — the first male spokesperson for covergirl cosmetics is apologizing for saying he was scared to be traveling to africa because he was afraid he’d get the ebola virus.seventeen-year-old james charles tweeted on the eve of a school trip to south africa: “i can’t believe we’re going to africa today omg what if we get ebola?”covergirl called charles’ thursday tweet “inappropriate” and not representative of the brand.charles, who has 182,000 followers on twitter, was criticized and apologized in an expletive-filled statement. “it was never my intent to offend anyone,” he wrote. “i feel awful for posting what i said.”charles’ statement didn’t put the controversy completely to rest because he described africa as a country. he later explained he made that mistake because he was hurrying






review: virus fears fuel chilling ‘before this is over’


“before this is over” (little, brown and co.), by amanda hickieauthor amanda hickie was living in canada when severe acute respiratory syndrome — sars — hit toronto in 2003. the panicked response to that outbreak, spread first by travelers returning from asia and then among health care workers and patients at toronto hospitals, fuels hickie’s chilling new novel, “before this is over.”as the novel opens, the deadly manba virus is threatening to reach sydney, australia, where hannah, a cancer survivor and mother of two, is preoccupied with disaster preparations that annoy her husband. an impending crisis is almost fun, an excuse to be selfish with a mild risk of looking a little foolish — until she actually must shut her family inside their home.within the confines of their h...






a breath monitor could soon be used to detect the flu


the materials science and engineering professor used existing medical research into the biomarkers in a patient's breath when they have a particular medical condition. for example, people who have asthma have a higher concentration of nitric oxide in their breath. gouma then built the flu device using nitric acid and ammonia sensors to pick up on the virus. what's more, this breath-testing gadget could detect the flu just as well as the tests your doctor preforms during an exam to confirm that you're sick.gouma eventually sees devices like this being able to test for other diseases and medical conditions -- like ebola. "i think that technology like this is going to revolutionize personalized diagnostics," she explained. "this will allow people to be proactive and catch illnesses early, and






a breath monitor could soon be used to detect the flu


the materials science and engineering professor used existing medical research into the biomarkers in a patient's breath when they have a particular medical condition. for example, people who have asthma have a higher concentration of nitric oxide in their breath. gouma then built the flu device using nitric acid and ammonia sensors to pick up on the virus. what's more, this breath-testing gadget could detect the flue just as well as the tests your doctor preforms during an exam to confirm that you're sick.gouma eventually sees devices like this being able to test for other diseases and medical conditions -- like ebola. "i think that technology like this is going to revolutionize personalized diagnostics," she explained. "this will allow people to be proactive and catch illnesses early, an






privacy - can anti-virus/virus protection be used to spy on you?


i'm a complete noob when it comes to these subjects. but here goes...let's say someone is using a vpn, tor, or some other tool to enhance their privacy. as i understand it, you are discouraged from using plugins, various apps, and other things as it may compromise your privacy. does this extend to anti-virus/virus protection as well? if someone such as a hacker or the nsa didn't want to try to crack through your vpn or anything to get your info, could they target your anti-virus/virus protection to get to your info.if not, then is it safe to use anti-virus/virus protection if you are concerned with your privacy and also use vpn/tor?






bantus, pygmies sign peace deal in dr congo


pygmies from the ethnic twa group have been seeking recognition of equal rights with other citizens in dr congolubumbashi, dr congo: the pygmy and bantu people of the democratic republic of congo signed a peace deal friday to put an end to decades of deadly violence that has killed hundreds.pygmies from the ethnic twa group have been seeking recognition of equal rights with other citizens in the vast, unstable dr congo, but they regularly come into conflict with bantus from the ethnic luba group who regard them as ‘second-class’.in the peace deal signed in kalemie, capital of tanganyika province, the bantu and pygmies said they were “determined to definitively erase the root causes” of the conflict and “promote genuine reconciliation and cohabitation”.thousands of poisoned arro...






tabularx - how to have section name before table? - tex


there is no need that tabular or similar must go in a table environment. your instance is not a float, so no table:\documentclass{article} \usepackage{tabularx} \begin{document} \section*{abbreviations} \noindent \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{l | x} \textit{abbreviation} & \textit{definition} \\ \hline ehf & ebola hemorrhagic fever (depreciated) \\ evd & ebola virus disease (current) \\ ip & incubation period \\ gp & glycoprotein \\ vhf & viral hemmorrhagic fever \end{tabularx} \end{document} note that tabularx needs at least one x column.on the other hand, i don't think that tabularx is needed. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \section*{abbreviations} \begin{description} \...






brazil declares end to zika emergency after fall in cases


by: ap | sao paulo | published:may 12, 2017 11:20 am the world health organization lifted its own international emergency in november, even while saying the virus remained a threat. (representational picture)brazil has declared an end to its public health emergency for the zika virus on, 18 months after a surge in cases drew headlines around the world.the mosquito-borne virus wasn’t considered a major health threat until the 2015 outbreak revealed that zika can lead to severe birth defects. one of those defects, microcephaly, causes babies to be born with skulls much smaller than expected.photos of babies with the defect spread panic around the western hemisphere and around the globe, as the virus was reported in dozens of countries. many would-be travelers canceled their trips to z...






disease ‘superspreaders’ accounted for nearly two-thirds of ebola cases, study f


monrovia, liberia, was hit hard during the 2014-2015 ebola epidemic in west africa. (zoom dosso/afp via getty images)they are called superspreaders, the minority of people who are responsible for infecting many others during epidemics of infectious diseases. perhaps the most famous superspreader was typhoid mary, presumed to have infected 51 people, three of whom died, between 1900 and 1907.now scientists studying how ebola spread during the 2014-2015 epidemic in west africa say superspreaders played a bigger role than was previously known, according to findings published this week in the proceedings of the national academy of sciences.if superspreading had been completely controlled, almost two-thirds of the infections might have been prevented, scientists said. [how ebola sped out of con






disease ‘superspreaders’ accounted for nearly two-thirds of ebola cases, study f


monrovia, liberia, was hit hard during the 2014-2015 ebola epidemic in west africa. (zoom dosso/afp via getty images)they are called superspreaders, the minority of people who are responsible for infecting many others during epidemics of infectious diseases. perhaps the most famous superspreader was typhoid mary, presumed to have infected 51 people, three of whom died, between 1900 and 1907.now scientists studying how ebola spread during the 2014-2015 epidemic in west africa say superspreaders played a bigger role than was previously known, according to findings published this week in the proceedings of the national academy of sciences.if superspreading had been completely controlled, almost two-thirds of the infections might have been prevented, scientists said. [how ebola sped out of con






victorian racing welcomes sydney's $10 million sprint


victoria's three race clubs have welcomed sydney's bold initiative to launch a $10 million sweepstake sprint – to be known as the everest – during the melbourne spring carnival, arguing that it would boost the sport all over the country.however, racing victoria said it wanted more time to digest the details of the audacious announcement before making up its mind as to what, if any, impact the new event would have on the spring carnival. craig newitt aboard lankan rupee in the 2015 schillaci stakes, a race that could be impacted by a new sydney sprint. p o: getty imagesthe timing of the sydney event, to be run over 1200 metres at randwick in mid-october, is likely to have some consequences for the series of top-cl sprint races staged in victoria between late september and mid-november.the o