09 8 / 2014

Health: Ebola Stats and News as of August 4, 2014

As of August 4, 2014:

Ebola Deaths: 932

Ebola Cases: 1700

Countries effected: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guiana, and Nigeria.

Countries with Ebola patients: U.S., Spain, Sierra Leone, Libera, Guiana, and Nigeria.

AP Reports: “The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 932.

The new figures come Wednesday as authorities in Nigeria confirmed the…

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18 7 / 2014

Obama: Plane Downed by Missile, 1 American Dead

The United States began building a case Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia.

10 7 / 2014

Ebola discoverer: ‘This is unprecedented’ “out of control” Ebola epidemic in West Africa

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour speaks with Dr. Peter Piot about an “out of control” Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

10 7 / 2014

How Did Ebola Evolve to Affect Humans? | Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman

Ebola is the infection of our nightmares. How do deadly viruses like ebola evolve to affect humans?

10 7 / 2014

Health Crisis: WHO Reports 635+ Deaths Due to Ebola in West Africa


Epidemiology and surveillance

WHO continues to monitor the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The current epidemic trend shows a mixed picture, as follows:

  • Liberia reported 16 new EVD cases and Sierra Leone, 34 new cases – since 3 July. These numbers indicate that active viral transmission continues in the community.
  • There has been a reduction in the number…

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10 7 / 2014

Humanitarian Crisis: 50,000 undocumented children in need of help at U.S. border

Following a meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and others, President Obama makes a statement on immigration reform in Dallas, Texas, July 9, 2014.

“The first thing we can think of is to send our children to the United States,” said a mother of two in La Pradera, who declined to give her name because she feared gang reprisals.…

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10 7 / 2014

Inside ISIS and the Iraq Caliphate – JMP Documentary

Journey Man Pictures Documentary:

As ISIS continue to make territorial gains in the Middle East, they are also becoming a dynamic presence online. This report looks at one recent campaign video, designed to disseminate their radical manifesto.

Quotes from video: “These are your passports, O Tyrants all over the world”, one anonymous…

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10 7 / 2014

Death Toll Rises in Gaza to 70+ due to Israeli Airstrikes

Palestinian side still launching rockets into Israel 100+, with no deaths reported on Israeli side so far.

10 7 / 2014

Report: 90% Of NSA Data Isn’t From Intended Targets

Nine out of every 10 records in a sample of NSA surveillance data came from unrelated account holders — many of which were U.S.

10 7 / 2014

Chinese hackers ‘broke into US personnel network’

A New York Times report says Chinese hackers accessed databases in the Office of Personnel Management, where sensitive employee data is stored.

10 7 / 2014

Argentina To Play Germany In World Cup Final

Kick TV:  Argentina beat Holland in the semi-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It wasn’t the best match ever but it’s one that setup a historic final.

12 5 / 2014

Health officials say second US Mers case confirmed


As soon as I find out more details of the newest MERS case, I will post.

“Details about the newest case were not immediately released.

Mers belongs to the coronavirus family that includes the common cold and Sars, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which caused some 800 deaths globally in 2003.

The Mers virus has been found in camels, but officials don’t know how it is spreading to humans. It…

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06 5 / 2014

WHO Says Polio Now Worldwide Health Emergency

WHO reports the polio virus has re-emerged in 10 countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, calling for “extraordinary measures.”

06 5 / 2014

Where’s The Wall-To-Wall Coverage Of Missing Nigerian Girls?

Why isn’t the kidnapping of 230 Nigerian girls getting the full MH370 treatment?

06 5 / 2014

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap eight girls in north east Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have kidnapped eight girls between the age of 12 and 15 from a village in the north east of the country.

Witnesses claim they were loaded onto military trucks and driven away with stolen livestock.

The Islamist group is still holding more than 200 teenagers taken from a school in Chibok on April 14.


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