Pandemic

Spain and Italy hit by devastating ‘olive ebola’ outbreak

Monday, May 25, 2015
By Paul Martin

CAROLINE MORTIMER IndependentUK Monday 25 May 2015 Spanish olive groves are at risk of being wiped out by a strain of “olive ebola” which has ravaged the crop in Italy. The bacteria Xylella fastidiosa, believed to have originally come from the United States, has torn through southern Italy since it first appeared in late... »

Ebola flares in Guinea; handling of bodies cited

Sunday, May 24, 2015
By Paul Martin

By BOUBACAR DIALLO ArkansasOnline.com May 23, 2015 CONAKRY, Guinea — Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease there, authorities said. The Ebola epidemic began in Guinea, and, instead... »

Special Ops Armed with Rapid DNA Scanners: “Get Ready for Advanced Biometric Warfare”…(Brace Yourself!!)

Sunday, May 24, 2015
By Paul Martin

Mac Slavo May 23rd, 2015 SHTFplan.com Along with formidable future weapons, super soldiers, armed drones of every size and autonomous robots executing lethal missions, the battlefield of tomorrow will also be driven by target identity and biometric data – you know, to stop terrorists. Gizmodo reports: The United States’ most elite soldiers have been... »

Ebola cadavers concealed, spread disease on public transit in Guinea

Saturday, May 23, 2015
By Paul Martin

‘Regrettable’ some families dressing up cadavers, police say CBC.ca May 22, 2015 Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, authorities said. The Ebola epidemic began in Guinea... »

Guinea reports spike in Ebola cases with 27 sick, police say families transporting corpses

Friday, May 22, 2015
By Paul Martin

By BOUBACAR DIALLO USNews.com May 22, 2015 CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, authorities said. The Ebola epidemic began in Guinea and,... »

Iowa bans bird shows as avian flu outbreaks persist

Friday, May 22, 2015
By Paul Martin

Robert Roos CIDRAP News May 21, 2015 Iowa state officials today announced a ban on live-bird shows and some sales for the rest of this year in an effort to stop the spread of avian flu, and followed up by reporting another chicken outbreak, which followed two turkey outbreaks announced yesterday. Meanwhile, a Reuters... »

Ebola cases rise, expand in Guinea, Sierra Leone

Thursday, May 21, 2015
By Paul Martin

Lisa Schnirring CIDRAP News May 20, 2015 Continued unsafe burials are largely fueling Ebola flare-ups in Guinea and Sierra Leone, where 35 cases were reported last week, just days after the countries had seen their lowest weekly case tallies of the year, according to outbreak updates today. The geographic range of cases also expanded... »

Ebola ‘won’t go quietly,’ WHO says, as cases edge up

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Paul Martin

It will take an extraordinary effort to finish the job, WHO’s special representative for Ebola says CBC.ca May 19, 2015 Guinea and Sierra Leone reported 35 new Ebola cases in the past week, four times as many as the week before, in a reminder that the virus “will not go quietly,” a top World... »

A huge US food distributor says bird flu could hurt egg supply for the next year

Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Paul Martin

ANJALI ATHAVALEY, REUTERS BusinessInsider.com MAY 15, 2015 NEW YORK (Reuters) – Food distributor Sysco said on Friday that a record U.S. outbreak of avian flu would limit its supply of eggs and chickens that lay them for nine to 18 months, based on information provided to the company by its suppliers. Sysco is the... »

Guinea sees spurt of Ebola cases; Sierra Leone has 1

Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Paul Martin

Lisa Schnirring CIDRAP News May 15, 2015 Sierra Leone yesterday reported its first confirmed Ebola case in 8 days, as the virus flared in a new hot spot in Guinea, tempering the encouragement from a report earlier this week that both countries were making progress toward zero cases, the United Nations Mission for Ebola... »

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