Weekly Update from Mark Armstrong – 7 February 2020

posted in: News, Weekly Update

February 7, 2020 Weekly Update Greetings from Tyler, This has been a week that history will remember, for several reasons.  A plague of large locusts is consuming the nations of North East Africa.  But that’s not the big story.  The … Read More

An Epidemic of Wuhan Virus Misinformation Is Spreading Online

posted in: Far East, News

Social media giants are finding it hard to quarantine fake news. A young boy reacts as he and thousands of others line up to purchase face masks from a makeshift stall after waiting for hours in Hong Kong on Feb. … Read More

Coronavirus Chaos: The Torturous Journey Home for 5 Million ‘Homeless’ Wuhan People

The latest from inside China thanks to our on-the-ground expert: “While residents of Wuhan have been blocked from leaving the city ever since it was quarantined on January 23, the approximately 5 million Wuhan locals who were stuck outside of … Read More

Coronavirus cases in Wuhan may be ‘just tip of the iceberg,’ expert says

A medical worker in a protective suit adjusts a drip bag for a patient at a hospital, following an outbreak of the new coronavirus in Wuhan. -Reuters The thousands of coronavirus cases in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the center … Read More

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

GENEVA (AP) — The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people . A WHO expert committee declined on … Read More

Honduras dengue epidemic tops 8,000

The number of dengue fever cases in Honduras has exploded in 2019 with the numbers as of May 11 topping the total for all of 2018. Image/CIA Year-to-date, Honduras has reported 8017 total dengue cases, including 24 deaths during the … Read More

Brazil: Nearly 600K dengue cases through early June

Dengue fever Aedes aegypti/CDC Brazil health officials are reporting a dramatic increase in dengue fever cases during the first 23 weeks of 2019, according to recent data from the country’s Secretaria de Vigilância em Saúde. From Jan. 1 through June … Read More

Congo Fever: Deadly ticks carrying Ebola-like virus found in UK and Europe

Deadly ticks that carry an ebola-like virus have been found in the UK after spreading across Europe, health officials have warned. The hyalomma tick was discovered in Dorset last year and was 10 times larger in size than average, as … Read More

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

1 2 3 4 5