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December 27, 2018 10:06 AM Congolese soldiers fire in air to disperse election protesters

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Soldiers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Beni fired in the air on Thursday to disperse people protesting outside the electoral commission’s office about their exclusion from Sunday’s presidential vote, a witness told Reuters. Dozens of people had taken to the streets of Beni, where they have barricaded roads and burned 94

December 21, 2018 3:19 AM China agriculture ministry says Hunan county hit by swine fever lifts restrictions

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s agriculture ministry said on Friday that the government of Baojing County in the southern province of Hunan has lifted swine fever restrictions. Baojing, in the western part of the province, reported China’s 50th case of the deadly disease in November. The outbreak killed four pigs, prompting a ban on the transportation of live hogs and pork products 145

December 17, 2018 4:12 AM China confirms new African swine fever cases in Sichuan, Heilongjiang

BEIJING (Reuters) - China confirmed two new cases of African swine fever, as the disease continues to spread through the world’s largest hog herd, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said late on Sunday in a statement on its website. One outbreak occurred on a farm of 210 pigs in Yanting county in the southwestern province of Sichuan, killing 120

December 12, 2018 4:31 AM PG&E says cause of Camp Fire not yet determined despite probe

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) released a new report on Tuesday into a massive California wildfire that ignited near one of its damaged towers, offering new details of the incident but stopping short of accepting blame. The Camp Fire broke out on the morning of Nov. 8 near the Northern California mountain community 94

December 10, 2018 12:47 PM South Sudan health workers to get Ebola shots as Congo outbreak grows

(Reuters) - Some 2,000 healthcare and frontline workers in South Sudan are to be offered Ebola vaccines to try to stop any importation of the viral disease from an epidemic in Congo, the World Health Organization said on Monday. South Sudan is one of the three countries - with Uganda and Rwanda - that the WHO said are “at very high risk” of having Ebola 121

November 28, 2018 4:46 PM Hawaii hospital hit with highly contagious scabies outbreak

In 2015, a 93-year-old nursing home resident died from a scabies infestation. The autopsy report showed the cause of death as “septicemia due to crusted scabies.” What exactly is scabies and how dangerous is it? An itchy problem is affecting a Big Island hospital in Hawaii: scabies. The Kona Community Hospital (KCH) announced an outbreak of the skin condition 212

November 23, 2018 3:09 PM Ebola in Congo now infecting newborn babies, UN says

The World Health Organization says a worrying number of the newest Ebola cases amid Congo's ongoing outbreak are in patients not usually known to catch the disease: babies. In an update published this week, the U.N. health agency reported 36 new confirmed cases of Ebola, including seven in newborn babies and infants younger than 2 years old. Six cases 86

November 16, 2018 2:39 AM China confirms African swine fever in top pig region Sichuan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s agricultural ministry confirmed on Friday the first outbreak of deadly African swine fever in the southwest province of Sichuan, the country’s top pig-producing region, raising the likelihood of a major impact to pork supplies in coming months. The outbreak was found on a farm of 40 pigs in Yibin city, in Sichuan’s southeast 110

November 9, 2018 1:58 AM U.S. concerned about Ebola outbreak in Congo conflict zone: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is worried about the outbreak of Ebola in conflict-hit eastern Congo where there are 312 confirmed and probable cases and 191 deaths, a USAID official said on Thursday. “We are absolutely concerned about the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo,” the senior USAID official, who is working with response 129

November 1, 2018 9:31 AM Russia imposes financial sanctions on Ukraine's political elite

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia imposed financial sanctions on Ukraine’s political elite on Thursday, freezing the Russian assets of hundreds of politicians and officials along with dozens of businesses owned by Ukrainian businessmen. The sanctions were set out in a decree signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and were described as counter-sanctions 85