WHO: Dengue Fever Numbers Rise on La Réunion (now common in 100 countries)

The female Aedes aegypti mosquito can transmit the viruses that cause dengue fever. The World Health Organization on Tuesday said tens of thousands of people are believed to be infected with dengue fever on La Réunion. The island – a … Read More

Hundreds Of Migrants Flee Ebola-Stricken Congo For San Antonio, Texas

Countless migrants from the Congo and Angola are continuing to pour into San Antonio, Texas as local officials are expressing their concerns over a lack of resources to handle the situation. A group of about 350 migrants have arrived so … Read More

514,000 residents affected as hail, floods hit east China

A total of 514,000 residents have been affected by strong winds, hail and rainstorm-triggered floods in east China’s Jiangxi Province, with 45,000 relocated, local authorities said Saturday. Starting Thursday, it had been raining heavily in the northeastern, central parts of … Read More

“Pig Ebola” is spreading uncontrollably in China and Vietnam

Health officials in Hanoi, Vietnam, spray disinfectant on a dead pig at a farm before burying it in an isolated quarantined pit to stop the spread of African swine fever. Manan VatsyanyanaAFP/Getty Images An unprecedented outbreak of African swine fever, … Read More

Congo Ebola infections exceed 2000

The number of Ebola cases in eastern Congo has reached 2000 – less than three months after reaching 1000, and ten months after being first diagnosed. The number of cases of Ebola in eastern Congo has passed 2000, government figures … Read More

At least 5 million affected by power outages across Ohio after tornado, storms hit state

Debris could be seen on the side of I-75 north of downtown Dayton. (Ohio Dept of Transportation) A powerful storm system that included at least one tornado considered “large and dangerous” passed through Ohio late Monday that resulted in widespread damage, including … Read More

Magnitude 8 earthquake rattles Peru, killing at least 1

Lima, Peru — A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one reported death. The quake struck at 2:41 … Read More

Tornado in Jefferson City, Mo., may have caused ‘catastrophic damage’: reports

Jefferson City, the capital city of Missouri, has taken a direct hit from a tornado and suffered possibly “catastrophic” damage, according to reports. There were no immediate reports about fatalities. Initial reports in local media claimed dozens were hospitalized with injuries, but state Public … Read More

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