Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

In this photograph taken Sunday July 14, 2019, an Ebola victim is put to rest at the Muslim cemetery in Beni, Congo DRC. The head of the World Health Organization is convening a meeting of experts Wednesday July 17, 2019 to decide whether the Ebola outbreak should be declared an international emergency after spreading to eastern Congo’s biggest city, Goma, this week. More than 1,600 people in eastern Congo have died as the virus has spread in areas too dangerous for health teams to access. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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Two Large Earthquakes Today!

Indonesia and Australia both hit by large earthquakes today, July 15, 2019

Indonesia was hit by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake and Australia with a magnitude 6.6 earthquake.  No reports of damage at this time.

 

Porous border could hinder efforts to stem spread of Ebola

People coming from Congo have their temperature measured to screen for symptoms of Ebola, at the Mpondwe border crossing with Congo, in western Uganda Friday, June 14, 2019. In Uganda, health workers had long prepared in case the Ebola virus got past the screening conducted at border posts with Congo and earlier this week it did, when a family exposed to Ebola while visiting Congo returned home on an unguarded footpath. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)

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The Latest: UN committee on alert to discuss Ebola emergency

FILE – This Tuesday, April, 16, 2019 file photo taken in Congo shows an Ebola health worker at a treatment center in Beni, Eastern Congo. Uganda’s health ministry said late Tuesday, June 11, 2019 that a 5-year-old Congolese boy who crossed into Uganda has tested positive for Ebola in what is the first cross-border case of the deadly virus since an outbreak started in neighboring Congo last year. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro, File)

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Record flooding causes levee breach in western Arkansas

The Arkansas River rises at Murray Lock and Dam in Little Rock, Ark. on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Flooding along the Arkansas River has prompted the closure of some outdoor attractions near Bill Clinton’s presidential library in downtown Little Rock. (Staton Breidenthal/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)

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