Congo announces 4 new Ebola cases in country's northeast

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) ” At least four new cases of the Ebola virus have emerged in Congo’s northeast, just a week after an outbreak in the northwest was declared over, the country’s health ministry said Wednesday.There was no indication the two outbreaks, separated by more than 2,500 kilometers (1,553 miles), are related, Health Minister Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga said in a statement.”Although we did not expect to face a tenth epidemic so early, the detection of the virus is an […]

'Closest thing to war': Bulldozer drivers face fire dangers

REDDING, Calif. (AP) ” Not all firefighters carry a hose or shovel.The adrenaline junkies who steer heavy bulldozers across steep ridges face serious hazards, from smoke and flames but also from unsteady dirt and steep terrain that can flip them over. The deaths of two bulldozer operators battling California wildfires in July highlighted the dangers confronting these less visible firefighters.Braden Varney, 36, was clearing a fire line near Yosemite National Park on July 14 […]


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