29 Jan 2020

U.S. Expands Airport Screening for Coronavirus; Officials Add Risk of Extensive Infections Is Low

The US has reportedly expanded screening of passengers due to the outbreak of coronavirus that originated in China but has since spread to several other countries. The screening applies to over 20 US airports, however, health officials have ensured the public that the virus does not currently pose a threat

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23 Jan 2020

Coronavirus: Wuhan to shut public transport over outbreak

Wuhan has announced its plan to temporarily shut down its public transportation system as it combats the outbreak of a new strain of virus that has hit China’s major cities, along with several other countries. Wuhan has eleven million residents, all of whom have been advised not to leave the

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22 Jan 2020

China is trying to stop the spread of a deadly new virus at the worst possible time of year

A new coronavirus has hit China as hundreds of millions prepare to travel during the Lunar New Year period, which marks the largest annual human migration on Earth. Last year, almost 7 million Chinese tourists traveled abroad for the Lunar New Year. The holiday comes at a critical time for

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03 Dec 2019

U.N. to deliver food aid to 4.1 million in Zimbabwe, fears ‘major crisis’

The United Nations announced on Tuesday that it plans to provide food assistance for 4.1 million Zimbabweans amid a food crisis in which a quarter of the population faces shortages due to drought. Zimbabwe is experiencing its worst economic crisis in over 10 years due to inflation on food, fuel,

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20 Nov 2019

1.19 billion confidential medical images available on the internet

An ongoing study by Greenbone researched the security of Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) servers used by health providers to store imaging records. In the US, Greenbone security identified 786 million medical images that include at least one piece of personal identification, details of patient names, reason for imaging,

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14 Nov 2019

Venice floods: Italy to declare state of emergency over damage

Italy will declare a state of emergency in Venice after several days with 1.87m tide levels accompanied with extremely high winds, flooding the basilica and threatening public safety. The tide level of 1.87m is the highest recorded in over 50 years. Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte stated that more than

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14 Nov 2019

Biggest Threats and Data: 2019 AR Threats Report

CDC recently released the 2019 AR Threats Report, which aims to highlight emerging threats to public health, drug-resistant bacterias becoming more common, and provide the latest information on data regarding the number of cases within the U.S. The report stated that Clostridiodes difficile affected 223,900 people in 2017, killing 12,800

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14 May 2019

Dog disease that can be passed to humans confirmed in Iowa

A disease that can be passed from dogs to humans has been confirmed in Iowa. While officials say the risk to humans is relatively low, it does represent a case of animal to human transmission that health officials will continue to track. In this instance, canine brucellosis was found at

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22 Feb 2019

North Korea warns of food crisis, slashes rations before next leaders’ summit

With only days to go until the US-North Korea nuclear summit, Pyongyang has released an official memo in which it urges international organizations to help the country address massive food shortages that have forced the regime to cut its food rations almost in half. North Korea blames the food crisis on United

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13 Feb 2019

New BBC investigation examines Sudan’s secret hit squads targeting politial dissidents

Did you see the groundbreaking BBC OSINT investigation this past summer on an earlier atrocity in Cameroon? The same research group has just released a new investigation on Sudan’s secret hit squads used by the government security forces to violently repress protests and arrest specific dissidents for detention and torture. Many

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