25 Aug 2016

Officials report Jordan oil spill in Red Sea, extent unclear

“Officials have reported that oil has spilled from Jordan into the Gulf of Aqaba, but the size of the leak remains unclear.” Source: Officials report Jordan oil spill in Red Sea, extent unclear | Business News | US News

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23 Aug 2016

DHS Prototypes Wearable Nuclear Detection Devices

“The Homeland Security Department is trying to ramp up wearable devices that can detect nuclear radiation.” Source: DHS Prototypes Wearable Nuclear Detection Devices – Nextgov.com

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22 Aug 2016

Health official warns Zika could spread across U.S. Gulf

“One of the top U.S. public health officials on Sunday warned that the mosquito-borne Zika virus could extend its reach across the U.S. Gulf Coast after officials last week confirmed it as active in the popular tourist destination of Miami Beach.” Source: Health official warns Zika could spread across U.S.

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17 Aug 2016

Yellow fever vaccination drive starts; global spread warned

“One of the largest yellow fever outbreaks in decades could soon spread globally, aid group Save the Children warned on Tuesday as the World Health Organization is set to launch one of the largest emergency vaccination campaigns ever attempted in Africa.” Source: Yellow fever vaccination drive starts; global spread warned

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15 Aug 2016

New polio cases in Nigeria dash hopes that disease was eradicated in Africa

“Crushing hopes that Africa could soon be declared polio-free, Nigeria announced two children have been paralyzed by the disease two years after the country’s last case.” Source: New polio cases in Nigeria dash hopes that disease was eradicated in Africa

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15 Aug 2016

Sudan floods kill 100, destroy villages

“Thousands of houses have been destroyed and several villages submerged after flooding triggered by torrential rain killed 100 people across Sudan, officials and an AFP photographer said on Sunday.” Source: Sudan floods kill 100, destroy villages | News24

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12 Aug 2016

U.S. declares a Zika public health emergency in Puerto Rico

The Obama administration on Friday declared a public health emergency in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, saying the rapid and widespread transmission of the Zika virus threatens the health of infected pregnant women and their babies. Source: U.S. declares a Zika public health emergency in Puerto Rico

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12 Aug 2016

Nigeria to start emergency polio campaign

Five million Nigerian children are due to be vaccinated against polio after the first new cases for two years, the government says. They were the first incidences of the highly infectious disease in Africa for two years. The government said polio paralysed two children in Borno state, a part of Nigeria where

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10 Aug 2016

An epic Middle East heat wave could be global warming’s hellish curtain-raiser

“Bassem Antoine, an Iraqi economist, said the weather has inflicted serious damage to the country’s economy. He estimates that Iraq’s gross domestic product — about $230 billion annually — has probably contracted 10 to 20 percent during the summer heat. Iraqi officials say scores of farmers across the country have been struggling

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04 Aug 2016

33 U.S. Service Members Have Contracted Zika, Pentagon Says

More than 30 active-duty American service members — including a pregnant woman — have contracted the mosquito-borne Zika virus in countries where the disease has been identified, Pentagon officials said on Wednesday. Source: 33 U.S. Service Members Have Contracted Zika, Pentagon Says

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