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FIRE-EARTH V-E Alert: NPN3

Posted by feww on August 19, 2017

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FIRE-EARTH V-E Alert: NPN3

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: TNXW

Posted by feww on August 19, 2017

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State of Emergency Extended in BC amid Raging Wildfires

Posted by feww on August 19, 2017

British Columbia Experiencing the Most Destructive Fire Season Ever Recorded

A state of emergency has been extended in the Canadian Province of British Columbia (BC) for a third time until Sept. 1 because of the raging wildfires across the region, authorities said.

Some 1,031 fires have blackened at least 909,213 hectares (2.25 million acres) of land so far this year, making it the most destructive fire season since records began 67 years ago.

About 150 fires are currently burning across the Canadian province, with about 4,500 people still under evacuation orders, and more than 22,000 on evacuation alert.

Some 4,512 fires have consumed 2,576,415 hectares across Canada so far this year, NIFC reported.

 

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: HNJL

Posted by feww on August 18, 2017

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: HNJL

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: GWFV

Posted by feww on August 18, 2017

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Large Wildfires Burning Across Nine U.S. States

Posted by feww on August 18, 2017

US Wildfires Burn 590,592 Acres

National Preparedness Level: 5
[Friday, August 18, 2017 –05:30 MT]

Active Incident Resource Summary

No of Fires: 106
Cumulative Acres: 590,592
Crews: 487
Engines: 899
Helicopters: 172
Total Personnel: 19,761

TOTAL FIRES: 42,235
TOTAL ACRES: 6,371,233

Ten Year Average Fires (2007 – 2016 as of today): 46,311
Ten Year Average Acres (2007 – 2016 as of today): 4,735,053

States Currently Reporting Large Fires: Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.

Source: NIFC

 

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Wildfires in Montana and Oregon Force Mass Evacuations

Posted by feww on August 18, 2017

U.S. National Fire Preparedness Remains at Maximum Level 5

Lolo Peak Fire, Montana

Current as of 8/18/2017, 1:43:36 PM [Inciweb]
Incident Type: Wildfire
Cause: Lightning/natural
Date of Origin: Saturday July 15th, 2017 approx. 02:34 PM
Location: 10 miles southwest of Lolo, Montana
Incident Description: Lolo Peak Fire Is A Long Duration Wildfire With The Potential To Reach The Corridors Of Highway 12 And Highway 93.

Current Situation
Total Personnel: 603
Size: 18,896 Acres

Projected Incident Activity: Very active fire behavior. Backing, flanking, and running fire with single tree and group torching, short uphill crown runs. Potential for multiple active areas at a time. [Up to 750 homes evacuated, according to reports.]

The Milli Fire, Oregon

A large wildfire threatened 434 structures, prompting authorities to advise about 1,200 residents to stand by for possible evacuation.

The Milli Fire, located west of the Deschutes County community, is approximately 4,565 acres and 0% contained, Inciweb reported.

Wildfire: Current as of 8/18/2017, 3:02:51 PM
Cause: Unknown
Date of Origin: Tuesday August 15th, 2017 approx. 05:00 PM
Location: 9 miles west of Sisters OR (in Three Sisters Wilderness)

Current Situation
Total Personnel: 250
Size: 4,565 Acres
Narrative: Extreme fire behavior, and has grown significantly in the last 24 hours. Active fire front on Trout Creek Butte with short-range spotting. Crews had to initiate burnout operations along 15 road as holding feature.

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Strong Earthquake Grinds Chain Fracture Zone

Posted by feww on August 18, 2017

JPC- 428D

M6.7 Quake Occurs North of Ascension Island

The quake struck at a depth of 10km, but didn’t generate a destructive tsunami.

EQ Details [EMSC]

Magnitude: 6.7Mw [6.6 mww, USGS]
Region: NORTH OF ASCENSION ISLAND
Date time: 2017-08-18 02:59:22.6 UTC
Location: 1.15ºS,  13.68ºW
Depth: 10km
Distances:

  • 884 km S of Monrovia, Liberia
    855 km SW of Greenville, Liberia

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Emerging Infectious Diseases – Update 089901

Posted by feww on August 17, 2017

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Emerging Infectious Diseases – Update 089901

[Issued by FIRE-EARTH Science]

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: GPTQ

Posted by feww on August 17, 2017

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: NVMG

Posted by feww on August 17, 2017

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: NVMG

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State of Emergency Declared on Greek Island of Zante amid Massive Wildfires

Posted by feww on August 17, 2017

“It’s arson according to an organized plan… There is no doubt about it” — Justice Minister

State of emergency was declared after more than a dozen blazes had raged on the popular tourist island of Zante, also known as Zakynthos, for four days.

“It’s arson according to an organized plan […] There is no doubt about it,” said the Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis, who is  the member of parliament for Zakynthos.

Elsewhere, a massive wildfire near Athens has also been burning for several days, consuming thousands of hectares of brush in steep terrain.

The blaze started in Kalamos, a coastal town about some 45 km NE of the capital, and rapidly spread to three other towns, destroying or damaging dozens of homes and prompting the authorities to declare a state of emergency in the area.

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: IBFN

Posted by feww on August 16, 2017

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: IBFN

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Types of Fungal Diseases –CDC

Posted by feww on August 16, 2017

Hormones, medicines, and changes in the immune system encourage fungal growth and cause infection

About 1.5 million different species of fungi are found on Earth, with 300 of those known to cause infections and sicken people. Fungi live outdoors in soil and on plants and trees as well as on many indoor surfaces and on human skin.

 Aspergillosis

 Microscopy of Aspergillus Fumigatus
Caused by the fungus Aspergillus and usually occurs in people with lung diseases or weakened immune systems.

Candidiasis

 Photomicrograph of the fungus Candida albicans
Caused by the yeast Candida. Candidiasis can occur in the mouth and throat, vagina, or the bloodstream.

Types of Candidiasis

Global Emergence of Candida auris

Candida auris is an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat. Healthcare facilities in several countries have reported that C. auris has caused severe illness in hospitalized patients. C. auris is often resistant to multiple antifungal drugs.

C. neoformans infection

 A photomicrograph of Cryptococcus neoformans using a light India ink staining preparation.
Caused by Cryptococcus neoformans, which can infect the brain (meningitis) in people with HIV/AIDS.

Fungal eye infections

 Photomicrograph showing conidiophores and conidia of the fungus Fusarium verticillioides
Different types of fungi can cause eye infections. These are rare but can develop after an eye injury.

Mucormycosis

 Microscopy of Apophysomyces, one of the causative agents of mucormycosis.
A rare infection that mainly affects people with weakened immune systems.

Ringworm

 Photomicrograph of the dermatophyte Trichophyton mentagrophytes
A common fungal skin infection that often looks like a circular rash.

Blastomycosis

 Histopathology showing a yeast cell of Blastomyces dermatitidis
Caused by the fungus Blastomyces, which lives in moist soil in parts of the United States and Canada.

Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever)

 Arthroconidia of Coccidioides immitis
Caused by Coccidioides, a fungus that lives in the southwestern United States and parts of Mexico and Central and South America.

C. gattii infection

 A photomicrograph of Cryptococcus
Caused by the fungus Cryptococcus gattii, which lives in soil in tropical and sub-tropical areas, the United States Pacific Northwest, and British Columbia.

Histoplasmosis

 A photomicrograph of Histoplasma capsulatum isolated from a soil sample.
Caused by the fungus Histoplasma, which lives in the environment, often in association with large amounts of bird or bat droppings.

Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP)

 Histopathology showing Pneumocystis cysts in the lung of a patient with AIDS
Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is a serious infection caused by the fungus Pneumocystis jirovecii. Most people who get PCP have a medical condition that weakens their immune system, like HIV/AIDS, or take medicines that lower the body’s ability to fight germs and sickness. Image: Pneumocystis jirovecii in the lung of an HIV/AIDS patient.

Sporotrichosis

 Photomicrograph showing Sporothrix schenckii.
Caused by the fungus Sporothrix, which lives throughout the world in soil and on plants.

Other pathogenic fungi

 Photomicrograph of Exserohilum rostratum
Exserohilum and Cladosporium are two examples of environmental molds.

Source: CDC

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FIRE-EARTH V-E Alert: OKL5

Posted by feww on August 15, 2017

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FIRE-EARTH V-E Alert: OKL5

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: QNKD

Posted by feww on August 15, 2017

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Drug-Resistant ‘Japanese Fungus’ Spreads to 200 Patients in 55 UK Hospitals

Posted by feww on August 15, 2017

Candida auris: An emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat –CDC

Healthcare facilities in several countries including the UK, United States, Japan, Venezuela, Colombia, India, Pakistan, Oman, Kuwait, Israel, South Africa and Spain have reported that C. auris has caused severe illness in hospitalized patients.

  • Some strains of C. auris are resistant to all three major classes of antifungal drugs [including the first-line anti-fungal drug fluconazole.] This type of multidrug resistance has not been seen before in other species of Candida.
  • Also of concern, C. auris can persist on surfaces in healthcare environments and spread between patients in healthcare facilities. [CDC]

C. auris was first identified in Japan eight years ago. The first case in Britain was detected in 2013, and has since spread to at least 200 patients in 55 UK hospitals.

On July 14, 2017, the US case count was updated to 98 across nine states, with a total of 68 cases in New York, and 20 in New Jersey.

  • The superbug is linked with bloodstream, wound and ear infections (otitis). 
  • Several strains of C. auris appear to be rapidly evolving.

Public Health England (PHE)

“As at the beginning of July 2017, 20 separate NHS Trusts and independent hospitals in the United Kingdom had detected over 200 patients colonised or infected with Candida auris,” PHE said.

“Three hospitals have seen large nosocomial [within hospital] outbreaks that have proved difficult to control, despite intensive infection prevention and control measures, though two of these outbreaks have been declared over and one is seeing significantly fewer numbers of new acquisitions.

 “Over 35 other hospitals have had patients known to be colonised with Candida auris transferred to them.”
A “biosafety” unit at Porton Down, Britain’s infamous chemical weapons lab, has been testing fungicidal activity of a variety of disinfectants and antiseptics, UK media reported.
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FIRE-EARTH Alert: PZNW

Posted by feww on August 15, 2017

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Two Arizona Counties Confirm Fleas Testing Positive for Plague

Posted by feww on August 14, 2017

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“A sudden die-off of prairie dogs and rodents, may be an indicator of plague” –Navajo County PHS

Navajo County Public Health officials have confirmed that fleas collected in the Taylor area have tested positive for plague.

The Coconino County Public Health Services District confirmed last week that fleas found on prairie dogs in the Red Lake area had the disease.

The most common way for humans to contract the disease is through the disease-carrying fleas on their pets or rodents.

Plague is a disease that affects humans and other mammals. It is caused by the bacterium, Yersinia pestis. Humans usually get plague after being bitten by a rodent flea that is carrying the plague bacterium or by handling an animal infected with plague. Plague is infamous for killing millions of people in Europe during the Middle Ages. Today, modern antibiotics are effective in treating plague. Without prompt treatment, the disease can cause serious illness or death. Presently, human plague infections continue to occur in the western United States, but significantly more cases occur in parts of Africa and Asia. [CDC]

The last urban outbreak of rat-associated plague in the United States occurred in Los Angeles in 1924-1925.

 

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EPILEPSY IN THE U.S. AT AN ALL TIME HIGH –CDC

Posted by feww on August 14, 2017

At least 1.2 percent of the U.S. population reported active epilepsy in 2015

At least 3.47 million people living with epilepsy, as CDC reports a rising trend with the disorder. , Data released in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report  provides for the first time epilepsy estimates for every state.

The data show the disorder is widespread. In 2015, about 3 million U.S. adults and 470,000 children had active epilepsy (under treatment or with recent seizures). The number of adults with active epilepsy rose from 2.32 million in 2010 to 3 million in 2015. The number of children with the condition increased from 450,000 in 2007 to 470,000 in 2015. These increases are likely due to population growth.

“Millions of Americans are impacted by epilepsy, and unfortunately, this study shows cases are on the rise,” said CDC Director. “Proper diagnosis is key to finding an effective treatment – and at CDC we are committed to researching, testing, and sharing strategies that will improve the lives of people with epilepsy.”

Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain that causes seizures. Different conditions can cause epilepsy, such as stroke, brain tumor, head injury, central nervous system infections, or genetic risks.

Key findings from analysis of epilepsy rates

The CDC study provides national and state-specific estimates of epilepsy prevalence based on the 2015 National Health Interview Survey, and the National Survey of Children’s Health, and the 2014 Current Population Survey.

  • Overall, 1.2 percent of the U.S. population (3.4 million people) reported active epilepsy in 2015.
  • The number of cases of active epilepsy among adults ranged from 5,100 in Wyoming [pop: 5.8 million] to 367,900 in California [pop: 39.5 million.]
  • The number of epilepsy cases among children ranged from 800 in Wyoming to 59,800 in California.
  • Eleven states had more than an estimated 92,000 people with epilepsy.
  • Data from 2010-2015 indicate increases in the number of persons with active epilepsy, probably because of population growth.

CDC’s Epilepsy Program:  www.cdc.gov/epilepsy.

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: TBDR

Posted by feww on August 14, 2017

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: PBHF

Posted by feww on August 14, 2017

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Yemen Cholera Epidemic Kills 2,000, Infects 500,000

Posted by feww on August 14, 2017

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– Arabia Report #37 –

How Saudis bought impunity and cooperation from Trump and continued to commit genocide in Yemen

Background:

Half a million suspected cholera cases in Yemen have been reported so far this year. The deadly waterborne disease has killed 2,000 people since the outbreak began to spread rapidly at the end of April.

Yemen’s cholera epidemic, the largest in the world, continues to spread rapidly due to deteriorating hygiene and sanitation conditions and disruptions to the water supply across the country. Millions of people are cut off from clean water, and waste collection has ceased in major cities, reported WHO.

Suspected cases of the disease continue to rage across the country, infecting about 5,000 people each day, with more than 15 million people are unable to get basic healthcare in the terrorized country.

[Saudi Arabia Report #37 is prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]

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The Dementia Order

Posted by feww on August 13, 2017

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Even the dead are more resourceful!

[Prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]

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FIRE-EARTH V-E Alert: TLR5

Posted by feww on August 13, 2017

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FIRE-EARTH V-E Alert: TLR5

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