Facebook NewsLocal News92-year-olds death treated as suspiciousBy admin – October 26, 2009 535 Advertisement WhatsApp Email Print Twitter GARDAI are investigating the death of an elderly man in County Limerick. James Mulqueen of Ballymakeery, Kilcolman, Ardagh was found dead at his home last Friday morning.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It was initially believed the man had died of natural causes. However, as a result of a postmortem examination, Gardai are now investigating the death and treating it as suspicious.The man lived alone and the scene has been sealed off for a technical examination.The Limerick Post understands there were no signs of a forced entry to the house.Gardai are appealing to anyone with information to contact them at Askeaton on 061-601630. Previous articleMan recovering from gun attackNext articleGAA needs to experiment admin Linkedin
The number of human visitors to Antarctica is increasing rapidly, and with it a risk of introducing infectious organisms to native animals. To study the occurrence of salmonella serotypes in sub-Antarctic wildlife, faecal samples were collected from gentoo penguins, macaroni penguins, gray-headed albatrosses, black-browed albatrosses and Antarctic fur seals on Bird Island in the South Georgian archipelago during the austral summer of 1996 and 1998. In 1996, S. havana, S. typhimurium and S. enteritidis were isolated from 7% of gentoo penguins and 4% of fur seals. In 1998, however, 22% of fur seals were found to be infected with S. havana, S. enteritidis and S. newport. All isolates, except one, showed identical pulsed-field gel electrophoresis-patterns within each serotype, irrespective of sampling year and animal reservoir. No significant antibiotic resistance was found. The very low heterogeneity in the salmonella isolates found could either indicate a high genetic adaptation of the bacteria to the environment or a recent introduction of salmonella into the area.