Category: Weather, Natural Disasters

Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola

Liberia Ebola

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, Red Cross workers walk through a section of West Point, an area that has been hit hard by the Ebola virus, with residents not allowed to leave as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spread of Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday. A new plan released by the U.N. health agency to stop Ebola also assumes that the actual number of cases in many hard-hit areas may be two to four times higher than currently reported. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

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MRSA SuperBug on the Rise!

FDNY Commish Orders Massive Cleanup, Training Changes as MRSA Cases Rise

DNAinfo New York

FDNY Commish Orders Massive Cleanup, Training Changes as MRSA Cases Rise

RANDALL’S ISLAND ” The FDNY commissioner has ordered a massive cleanup of the fire academy and its gear after more probationary firefighters were pulled from the class due to possible infection from the drug-resistant MRSA superbug, DNAinfo has learned.

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Papua New Guinea’s Mount Tavurvur volcano erupts back to life

The eruption billowed smoke and lava far into the sky.

Photo: The eruption billowed smoke and lava far into the sky. (Audience submitted: Gregory Wong)

A major volcanic eruption in Rabaul on Papua New Guinea’s East New Britain Island has left the local community concerned for their safety, as residents flee and businesses close.

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Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates: WHO

Volunteers lower a corpse, which is prepared with safe burial practices to ensure it does not pose a health risk to others and stop the chain of person-to-person transmission of Ebola, into a grave in Kailahun July 18, 2014.  Jasarevic/Handout via Reuters

Volunteers lower a corpse, which is prepared with safe burial practices to ensure it does not pose a health risk to others and stop the chain of person-to-person transmission of Ebola, into a grave in Kailahun July 18, 2014. Jasarevic/Handout via Reuters

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