High levels of a toxic radioactive isotope have been found in groundwater at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says. via BBC News – Fukushima nuclear plant: Toxic isotope found in groundwater#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa.
Four more people have died and three more have fallen ill in Saudi Arabia from the new SARS-like coronavirus MERS-CoV, the Saudi Health Ministry said on Monday. via Saudi Arabia says MERS coronavirus kills four more | Reuters.
Hundreds of children at a school in China’s Sichuan province have been taken to hospital after falling ill, Chinese state media report. via BBC News – Hundreds ‘taken ill’ at China school in Sichuan province.
“Over the next few weeks officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) face a tough and politically charged call. The Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan, begins July 9 and could draw as many as two million people from around the globe to the holy sites of Saudi Arabia in a pilgrimage called umrah. But a [...]
The Saudi health ministry on Thursday announced the death of one of its citizens in the eastern region of Al Ahsaa after he contracted MERS, a Sars-like virus. The ministry website said the latest death, announced on Wednesday, brings to 25 the number of people who have died from the virus since September, adding that [...]
Radioactive water is leaking from a storage tank at Japan’s Fukushima plant, its operator says. Nuclear plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said a worker discovered the leak on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Tepco also announced that it had found radioactive caesium in ground water around the plant. via BBC News – Fukushima nuclear plant: [...]
“A 14-year-old Saudi girl is the latest confirmed case of the sometimes deadly MERS virus, the WHO said Wednesday. To date, the World Health Organization has been informed of 54 cases, including 30 deaths.” Source:Saudi girl, 14, latest confirmed case of MERS – CNN.com
” The sometimes deadly MERS-CoV virus has spread to Italy, the World Health Organization said in statements this weekend. Sunday’s announcement that two female patients had contracted the virus follows one Saturday that said a 45-year-old man, who had recently traveled to Jordan, had become infected. They are the first three known cases in Italy.” [...]
“A fire at a poultry processing plant in China has killed at least 119 people, officials say. The fire broke out at a slaughterhouse in Dehui in Jilin province early on Monday, according to state-run Xinhua news agency.” Source:BBC News – Deadly fire in China poultry plant
Health authorities will cull 11,000 chickens at a farm in the Netherlands after an outbreak of a mild form of avian influenza, the Dutch Economic Affairs Ministry said on Saturday. via Dutch authorities to cull poultry after avian influenza outbreak | Reuters.