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Congo health workers face violence as Ebola virus spreads

Congo health workers face violence as Ebola virus spreads

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to rise as violence hampers health workers’ efforts to battle the virus. There are now 358 cases of Ebola and 213 deaths since the outbreak began in August, according to the nation’s Ministry of Health. Conflict between militant groups and government…More

Due to wildfires, California now has the most polluted cities in the world

Due to wildfires, California now has the most polluted cities in the world

Due to the wildfires raging in Northern California, San Francisco, Stockton and Sacramento were the world’s three “most polluted cities” on Friday morning, according to Berkeley Earth, a nonprofit that aggregates data from air-quality monitoring sites. PurpleAir, which has a network of sensors around the world, also showed that California had worse air than traditional…More

Norovirus strikes shelters for California wildfire evacuees

Norovirus strikes shelters for California wildfire evacuees

Evacuees who fled the Camp Fire in California are facing norovirus outbreaks in shelters. The Butte County Public Health Department said that 145 people have been sick with vomiting and/or diarrhea since the shelters opened to evacuees and 41 people were experiencing symptoms at four different shelters as of Wednesday evening. Twenty-five people have been…More

11th child dies in adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey

11th child dies in adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey

An 11th child has died and 23 additional children have become sick in connection with an adenovirus outbreak at a New Jersey health care facility, the state’s Department of Health announced Friday. The children have weakened immune systems and other serious medical issues, and many of them require assistance to breathe and function. They became…More