The latest outbreak, which took root in Madagascar, has now killed 124 people and infected around 1,300, but scientists say this figure will definitely rise.
As many as 2,000 leopard sharks have mysteriously died in the San Francisco Bay over the past few months. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says determining the cause is not a priority for the state since the sharks are not threatened or endangered, however, scientists say additional research and resources are crucial since the threat is now believed to be preying on other marine life.
WEB Notes: I wonder if big cities are too big. Washing down the city streets because of disease sounds like a bit much too me.
Humpback whales are dying at an alarming rate off America’s East Coast with more than 40 washing ashore in little over a year, and U.S. scientists are investigating why it is happening.
It’s been just over two months since the South Sudanese government declared famine conditions in parts of the country, according to Relief Web. Now we’re getting close to what’s called the “lean season” in South Sudan from May to July.
35 tons of dead fish washed up in a lake in China. A researcher with the Haikou Oceanic and Fishery Bureau, Lu Yongliang, said the fish came from the larger Nandu River, and were swept into the Hongcheng Lake with the tide, where they died from the sudden drop in salinity.
Heaps of dead whales, salmon and sardines blamed on the El Nino freak weather phenomenon have clogged Chile’s Pacific beaches in recent months.
WEB Notes: Each year it is something new. It was the pig flu, the bird flu, then aids should have killed the world in months last year but we are alive and kicking. Then it was Zika and now the dreaded “yellow fever”. All of this is a push for more vaccines.
Sitting in the blistering sun as she cradles her 2-month-old baby, Genet Tamisat is one of hundreds of mothers waiting to have their children checked for malnutrition, as Ethiopia faces its worst drought in decades.
WEB Notes: Imagine what it is doing to the oceans then…
New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution. More than half of deaths occur in two of the world’s fastest growing economies, China, and India.