23 dead, 13,000 people hospitalized as heatwave continues to scorch Japan

TOKYO, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) — Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Wednesday that 23 people died among 12,751 people who were rushed to hospitals due to heat-related illnesses across Japan over the week from Aug. 5. Amid a protracted … Read More

India Flood Toll Jumps to 144 as Roads, Highways Cut off

An aerial view of locals being rescued on a boat in waterlogged Jamkhandi Taluk at Belgaum district of Karnataka state in the south Indian city of Bangalore, Aug. 11, 2019. NEW DELHI – Indian authorities on Sunday mounted a major … Read More

Turkey: Quake damaged nearly 1,000 buildings, official says

Minor damage, from an earthquake, is seen on a street as residents stay out of buildings and on streets in Bozkurt, in Denizli province, west Turkey, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. The earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.0 hit western … Read More

Guatemala dengue outbreak nears 10K cases, predominantly of the DEN-2 serotype

Guatemala/CIA The Guatemala Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance is reporting a significant increase in dengue fever cases in 2019 to date. On 29 July, the Minister of Health declared an Epidemiological Red Alert to report an “epidemiological crisis … Read More

Deadly earthquake hits off Indonesia’s Java island

Jakarta: A strong earthquake that hit off Java island killed four people and damaged more than 200 houses, swaying buildings as far away as Indonesia’s capital, officials said on Saturday. The US Geological Survey said Friday night’s magnitude 6.8 quake was … Read More

Russia has declared a state of emergency over Siberian wildfires

A view of a wildfire seen from an amphibious aircraft – TASS via Getty Russia has declared a state of emergency in five regions in Siberia after a million people signed petitions demanding that the government does something about the … Read More

11 dead, 5,600 sent to hospitals last week due to heatwave

A woman shields herself from the heat with an umbrella as she walks by a securities firm in Tokyo on Tuesday.  Photo: AP/Koji Sasahara TOKYO Eleven people died and 5,664 people were taken to hospitals in Japan due to heat-related medical issues … Read More

Why the WHO’s Emergency Declaration for Ebola Is a Big Deal

The president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene talks about how the designation could help fight the nearly year-old outbreak in central Sub-Saharan Africa. Credit: Getty Images The World Health Organization last week drew global attention to a … Read More

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