EBOLA SHOULD never have made it to Goma, the second biggest city in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It did because a pastor, who had been in ... Authorities in Rwanda on Thursday refuted reports that the fishmmonger responsible for Uganda's renewed Ebola surveillance, had crossed into the border town ... The ongoing outbreak is the second worst in history and has proved to be unusually difficult to contain. GOMA, Congo (AP) — Congolese soldiers and police will enforce hand-washing and fever checks now that the deadly Ebola outbreak has been declared an ... The year-old Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now considered a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on ... Ebola's arrival in eastern Congo's main city of Goma severely raises the risk of the virus spreading if it takes root in this metropolis near the border with Rwanda, ... A five-year-old boy in Uganda has died from Ebola, health … [Read more...] about Ebola outbreak in Congo declared an emergency
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The latest National Geographic has an editorial “The Global Peril of Inequality” by UCLA Professor Jared Diamond which the entire world should read. The author of many books on science, he is ranked ninth in a poll naming the world’s top 100 public intellectuals. He has won too many scientific awards to mention, but it’s very important to recognize he is considered an expert in a variety of scientific fields: particularly anthropology, ecology, evolutionary biology, and geography. He lists three areas why human life on earth is at terrible risk because of climate change (formerly known as global warming!): health, terrorism, and conspicuous consumption. On December 3 world-renown British naturalist David Attenborough, the voice behind most of the National Geographic TV specials on planet earth, told the delegates-politicians from almost 200 nations to the 24th annual United Nations climate change summit in Katowice, Poland about the fate of the world: “The … [Read more...] about What Happens If Conspicuous Consumption Becomes Global?
HEALTH 11/14/2018 09:30 pm ET It's now the third largest outbreak ever of the deadly hemorrhagic fever, with 219 deaths. By Lauren Weber WASHINGTON ― Global public health experts are growing increasingly alarmed about the Ebola outbreak in the northeast region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has killed 219 people so far. It is now the largest outbreak that the DRC has ever seen ― with 341 probable and confirmed cases ― and the third largest Ebola outbreak in history. And it’s continuing to expand. While the risk of it spreading globally remains low, the threat for the country and its neighbors is very high. Constant incidents of rebel violence in the war-torn region, the resulting community protests and community resistance to medical intervention have hampered the ability of the World Health Organization, the DRC’s Ministry of Health and various non-governmental organizations to respond. In response to an Aug. 24 incident, the … [Read more...] about Series of War Zone Attacks Puts DRC Ebola Outbreak On ‘Edge of Crisis’
HEALTH 10/11/2018 03:28 pm ET A surge in patients. Brutal attacks against health workers. Money running out. What the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been like on the ground. By Lauren Weber After a surge of 27 additional Ebola cases in the last five days in the Democratic Republic of Congo, global health leaders are growing increasingly concerned that the deadly outbreak could spread beyond their reach. Experts are blaming the sharp jump in cases ― which had previously slowed to about 10 a week ― on an uptick in rebel and mob violence in the outbreak’s new epicenter of Beni. In recent days, angry community protests and continued local resistance have frequently brought the efforts of emergency health responders to a standstill. “We said from the beginning this is probably the most difficult context with which [we’ve] ever had to respond to an Ebola outbreak, and we stand by that assessment,” … [Read more...] about Experts Said An Ebola Outbreak In A War Zone Would Be A Nightmare. It’s Been Worse Than That.
/EIN News/ -- Luxembourg, August 1, 2018 - ArcelorMittal (referred to as "ArcelorMittal" or the "Company") (MT (New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Luxembourg), MTS (Madrid)), the world's leading integrated steel and mining company, today announced results for the three-month and six-month periods ended June 30, 2018. Highlights: Health and safety: LTIF rate of 0.71x in 2Q 2018; 1H 2018 LTIF of 0.67x vs. 0.78x 1H 2017 Operating income of $2.4 billion in 2Q 2018; 1H 2018 operating income of $3.9 billion, 32.5% higher YoY EBITDA of $3.1 billion in 2Q 2018, 22.3% higher vs. 1Q 2018; 1H 2018 EBITDA of $5.6 billion, 28.6% higher YoY Net income of $1.9 billion in 2Q 2018, 56.4% higher vs. 1Q 2018; 1H 2018 net income of $3.1 billion, +31.5% YoY Steel shipments of 21.8Mt in 2Q 2018, +1.8% vs. 1Q 2018; 1H 2018 steel shipments of 43.1Mt, up 1.3% YoY 2Q 2018 iron ore shipments of 14.6Mt, of which 10.0Mt shipped at market prices (+5.4% YoY) Gross debt of $13.5 billion as … [Read more...] about ArcelorMittal reports second quarter 2018 and half year 2018 results