17 Mar 2011

Radiation Plume Course Charted by U.N. Agency

“A United Nations forecast of the possible movement of the radioactive plume coming from crippled Japanese reactors shows it churning across the Pacific, and touching the Aleutian Islands on Thursday before hitting Southern California late Friday. “ Source: Radiation Plume Course Charted by U.N. Agency – NYTimes.com

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16 Mar 2011

Radiation Fears Spark Tokyo Exodus, KLM and Lufthansa Cancel Narita Flights

“The international and domestic terminals at Narita International Airport were crammed with passengers leaving the capital after a small spike in radiation levels were detected in Tokyo following a reactor fire that has raged for two days at a troubled nuclear plant 150 miles north of the city. Four of

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14 Mar 2011

Japan nuclear disaster risk seen receding fast

“The risk of a major radiation leak in Japan is subsiding as stricken nuclear reactors cool, but there will be major clean-up costs and three reactors will probably be written off, experts said on Monday. A massive earthquake and tsunami on Friday knocked out cooling systems at a nuclear plant

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27 Feb 2011

DIA Travelers Warned Of Possible Measles Exposure

“Denver International Airport is warning travelers and employees that they may have been exposed to measles. The exposure would have happened on Tuesday, Feb. 22. According to the Department of Public Health and Environment, a person with measles arrived at DIA, Gate C39 at about 9 p.m. That person remained

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22 Feb 2011

Census: Near-record level of US counties dying

“Nestled within America’s once-thriving coal country, 87-year-old Ed Shepard laments a prosperous era gone by, when shoppers lined the streets and government lent a helping hand. Now, here as in one-fourth of all U.S. counties, West Virginia’s graying residents are slowly dying off. Hit by an aging population and a

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18 Nov 2010

Cholera protesters attack cars in Haiti capital

“Protesters in Haiti’s capital are lashing out at U.N. peacekeepers and the government, blocking roads and attacking foreigners’ vehicles. Demonstrators are setting up burning barricades, and Haitian police have fired tear gas. U.N. and non-governmental organization vehicles have been pelted with rocks. “ (Cholera protesters attack cars in Haiti capital)

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18 Nov 2010

Hong Kong diagnoses first human bird flu case in 7 years

“The first human case of bird flu in seven years has been diagnosed in Hong Kong, health officials said Thursday, urging the public to take precautions. A 59-year-old woman was hospitalized in serious condition after a trip to mainland China, the Hong Kong Department of Health said. Her illness was

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17 Nov 2010

Haiti cholera outbreak spreads to Dominican Republic

“The cholera outbreak in Haiti has spread to the Dominican Republic and that nation has issued a maximum health alert, its health ministry said.” (Source: Haiti cholera outbreak spreads to Dominican Republic – This Just In – CNN.com Blogs)

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15 Nov 2010

Protests over Haiti’s cholera outbreak turn violent

“Protesters angry over the government’s handling of a cholera outbreak clashed Monday with peacekeepers in two towns in northern Haiti, where the outbreak began last month. In Cap Haitien, schools and banks were closed, residents set fire to tires at entrances to the town and gunfire ricocheted through the streets,

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13 Nov 2010

Locally acquired case of dengue fever turns up in Miami

“The first locally acquired case of dengue fever in Miami-Dade County in more than 50 years was confirmed Thursday by health officials. They warned people to take precautions against the mosquitoes that carry it. “This is a big deal,” said Lillian Rivera, administrator of the Miami-Dade Health Department. “We have

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