August 30, 2019

Before and after satellite photos show Iranian rocket explosion on launch pad

Planet Labs Inc.(NEW YORK) -- Commercial satellite images have captured the smoky aftermath of an Iranian rocket exploding on a launch pad in northern Iran. Satellite pictures taken earlier this week indicated that Iran was preparing the launch pad for a test of a missile system. The Iranian government did not publicly disclose any details about the rocket's explosion on Thursday. The rocket was apparently being readied to launch a satellite into orbit. A U.S. official confirmed to ABC N..
August 30, 2019

World’s second-largest Ebola outbreak surpasses 3,000 cases

Mohammed Haneefa Nizamudeen/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has exceeded 3,000 cases and 2,000 deaths as the yearlong epidemic continues despite access to an experimental vaccine and developmental treatments. A total of 3,004 people have reported symptoms of hemorrhagic fever in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo since Aug. 1 of last year, according to Congolese health officials, and 2,899 of those individuals have tested positive for..
August 30, 2019

World’s 2nd-largest Ebola outbreak surpasses 3,000 cases, US government says

Mohammed Haneefa Nizamudeen/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has exceeded 3,000 cases, as the yearlong epidemic continues to grow despite access to an experimental vaccine and developmental treatments. A total of 3,004 people have reported symptoms of hemorrhagic fever in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo since Aug. 1 of last year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service. More than 2,000 of those individuals have d..
August 29, 2019

90,000 cases of measles reported in Europe in the first half of this year: WHO

Hailshadow/iStock(GENEVA) -- The U.S. is not the only country grappling with continued, record-breaking measles outbreaks. A new report released by the World Health Organization shows that the fight against measles in Europe is on a downward slide. The concern comes as data from 2018 shows that some countries saw an uptick in the number of measles cases, and the region continues to battle a growing number of cases of the disease this year as well. In 2018, four countries lost what the WHO calls ..