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Japanese encephalitis outbreak kills hundreds in India

Posted by feww on November 6, 2011

Deadly encephalitis epidemic kills hundreds including more than 500 children in two months

At least 2,400 patients have been hospitalized in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, since January. The deadly disease has killed more than 10,000 people including 6,500 children since the outbreak first began 3 decades ago.

Disaster Calendar 2011 – November 6

[November 6, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,592 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Uttar Pradesh, India. Deadly encephalitis epidemic has killed hundreds including more than 500 children in two months, reports said.
    • At least 2,400 patients have been hospitalized in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, since January.
    • The deadly disease has killed more than 10,000 people including 6,500 children since the outbreak first began 3 decades ago.
    • Japanese encephalitis is a mosquito-borne disease.
    • Children between the age of six months to 15 years are most at risk of encephalitis in India.
    • Most of the victims are from rural areas.
    • About 70 million children nationwide are at risk of encephalitis, according to India’s health experts.

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More Victims Claimed by Extreme Rains, Flooding and Mudslides Globally

Posted by feww on October 17, 2011

Torrential Rains, Flooding and Mudslides Wreak havoc in Central America, Southeast Asia

Death tolls from extreme rains, flooding and mudslides in  Mexico and Central America continue to climb.

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – October 17

[October 17, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,612 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica. About 90 people have now been reported dead in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua due to Hurricane JOAH,  tropical depression 12-E and two additional storm fronts that brought torrential rains to Mexico and Central America, triggering flooding and mudslides.
    • Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from affected areas.
    • Many people are reported missing in the region, but no figures have been reported as of posting.
  • Bangkok, Thailand. At least 310 people have been killed or reported missing in Thailand worst flooding in living memory in decades and three others remain missing, Thai authorities said.
    • At least 61 of Thailand’s 77 provinces have been affected by flooding since the deluge triggered by heavy monsoon rain began three months ago.
    • Currently 27 provinces are flooded with more than 4 million acres  of farmland submerged under as much as several meters of water in the worst-hit areas, and with no sign of waters receding.
    • Up to 9 million people have been affected directly.
    • About one million homes have been destroyed or damaged.
    • The main Chao Phraya River that runs through Bangkok is  still at record levels, but government insists that the capital city is “safe.”
    • The communities of Ayutthaya and Nakhon Sawan north of Bangkok are completely submerged.
    • Floods have forced about 10 large industrial parks employing a total of more than a million to close.
    • The official estimate for damage caused by flooding and mudslides in the country, where several provinces are utterly devastated, is put at $3.3 billion so far.

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  • Uttar Pradesh, India. At least 430 people including 336 children have died from an outbreak of encephalitis in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, officials have said.
    • “The situation is grim and the epidemic is worse than previous years and with so many patients there are no empty beds at the hospital,” said K.P. Kushwaha, chief pediatrician at the BRD Medical College in the state’s hardest-hit Gorakhpur district, AFP reported.
    • “We count such cases since January but most of these casualties have occurred since July.”
    • More than 2,400 patients have been admitted to state  hospitals in the region so far this year of which at least 430 have died, he added.

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