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When boxing legend Muhammad Ali was hospitalized last Monday with a respiratory illness, those close to him hoped he would bounce back as the 74-year-old had so many times before.

Family spokesman Bob Gunnell on Saturday said Ali had been admitted in fair condition but “things became more serious,” and then “it became clear that his condition wasn’t going to improve.”

The cause of Ali’s death on Friday was septic shock “due to unspecified natural causes,” Gunnell said.

“Muhammad has battled back many times,” said Gunnell. “We expected it to happen this time.”

But experts say the quick decline wasn’t surprising given the champ’s age and decades-long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

While it’s unclear what respiratory ailment Ali was hospitalized with, NBC News Medical Contributor Dr. Natalie Azar said the likely culprit was pneumonia, which, like any infection, can progress to sepsis.

Sepsis is “an incredibly robust reaction to fight infection” that becomes essentially counteractive, Azar said. “The body’s trying so hard to fight infection and basically poops out.”

Chemicals released into the bloodstream meant to fight the initial infection “trigger inflammatory responses throughout the body. This inflammation can trigger a cascade of changes that can damage multiple organ systems, causing them to fail,” which leads to severe sepsis, according to the Mayo Clinic.

That paired with plummeting blood pressure is what causes “septic shock” to set in.

Once Ali’s organs started to shut down, given his age and illness, “if he started to deteriorate within 24 hours, it’s not surprising,” Azar said. While Parkinson’s isn’t an auto-immune disease, “any chronic illness like that makes you less able to deal with a huge insult like an infection,” she said.

But even in healthy people, “sepsis is not good,” said Azar. “The prognosis is poor.

More than 1 million cases of sepsis are recorded in the United States each year, and between 28 and 50 percent of people who suffer from sepsis die, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The condition is on the rise, partly because of the aging population, the CDC reports.

While deadly, sepsis is not usually painful, Azar said. “The patient isn’t going to feel that their kidneys are shutting down et cetera,” she said.

Hana Ali, one of the Ali’s daughters, wrote on Twitter that even though all of the champion’s organs had failed at the end, “his heart wouldn’t stop beating.”

“For 30 minutes his heart just kept beating. No one had ever seen anything like it. It was a true testament to the strength of his spirit and will,” she wrote.

But “he did not suffer,” family spokesman Gunnell said Saturday.

Source: nbcnews.com

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Monkeypox Spreads To Two More Countries After Cases Double In UK

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As the global outbreak of monkeypox continues, two more countries have confirmed cases.

Previous cases outside of Africa have been confirmed in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, and elsewhere in recent weeks.

While the UK Health Security Agency announced that the number of cases in the country has risen to 20, Germany and Belgium have both confirmed the presence of the smallpox-like disease.

The medical service of Germany’s armed forces confirmed finding a single case of the “virus beyond doubt for the first time in Germany on May 19 in a patient with characteristic skin lesions.”

Belgian health officials confirmed two cases of the viral disease.

According to a Flemish broadcaster, both were discovered in men who had attended the same party.

Spanish health officials confirmed 14 new cases earlier today, bringing the total to 21, mostly in and around Madrid.

Another 20 cases are suspected, 19 in Madrid’s central region and one in the Canary Islands.

Italy has also confirmed two new infections, bringing the country’s total to three.

Smallpox vaccine is being offered to UK health workers who have been exposed to the virus.

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Namibian School Warns Parents Of ‘Demonic’ Webpage Indoctrinating Children

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A Namibian school has issued a warning to parents about a “demonic” website that they claim is indoctrinating children into committing evil acts.

The state-owned Grootfontein Secondary School warned parents in a letter dated 16 May 2022 to be aware of the web pages “Chucky’s Cheese Restaurant” and “FNAF – Five Nights at Freddy” to ensure that their children are not exposed to them.

Mr Botma, the school’s principal, stated that the authorities noticed some of the students acting strangely and out of character.

Botma stated that the children in question were exposed to the Chucky’s Cheese Restaurant website.

The letter read;

16 May 2022

RE: CHUCK’S CHEESE & FNAF

It is with great concern that we bring the following to your attention. We have noticed that some of our learners are acting strangely and out of character.

We learned that some of them came into contact with a terrible webpage called: Chucky’s Cheese Restaurant.

Here children interact with a demonic doll. At first, it is very entertaining and friendly, but after a while, the doll indoctrinates them, dares them and threatens them if they do not do certain things.

Daring them includes: strangle a friend, kill a teacher, burn your house, etc.

Chucky Cheese Restaurant was recently replaced by FNAF- Five Nights at Freddy, which is even worse.

These sites are already active in Namibia.

We urge you to please control what your child is watching on your phone, their own phone, tablets, laptops, etc.

We, as parents, are thinking they are playing an innocent game, but it is NOT. They are dared to even kill.

Please also inform your friends and other family members of this. Please contact our school Counselor with any enquiries or comments. tours faithfully.

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Kwaku Bonsam ‘Curses’ President Akufo-Addo, This Is What He Said

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Nana Kwaku Bonsam, a celebrity fetish priest, has expressed Ghanaians’ collective frustration with President Nana Akufo-Addo.

According to him, President Akufo-Addo will go to hell for deceiving Ghanaians and failing the people.

Nana Kwaku Bonsam said on Angel FM, where he pronounced the curses, that Akufo-Addo has failed to deliver on his promises to Ghanaians and is thus a sure candidate for Hell.

“You mentioned that we have the money yet are hungry. But now that you’ve joined the government, we’re even more hungry. We can’t afford to live comfortably, and our girlfriends are deserting us because we can’t afford to keep up,” he explained.

“The bible talks about lies, and the President lied, thus he will go to hell,” the fetish priest believes the President’s lies will send him to hell.

Nana Kwaku Bonsam expressed concern that Ghanaians were living in abject poverty, which had been exacerbated by poor governance and economic hardship.

As a result, he has placed the blame squarely on the shoulders of President Akufo-Addo, who he claims has failed to capitalize on the country’s resources in order to push Ghana to become a prosperous nation.

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