Jan 162012
 

 

A new virulentEnglish: Public health poster from Spanish flu... strain of Tuberculosis that is totally drug resistant has surfaced in India. The lung disease which as been around for decades has long been treatable with patients exhibiting a full recovery. The newly discovered form of the disease is impervious to all current known treatments and dooms to death those who are unfortunate to catch it. Normal treatment of the disease is to take antibiotics for several months until the disease is eradicated. All of these treatments fail with this strain, leaving patients no avenue for recovery. The airborne disease is primarily delivered by close contact but it is not believed to be more contagious than the flu and is not expected to travel beyond the borders of India. Still, scientists are worried about the spread of the disease and are monitoring it closely.

 

Sep 182011
 
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A 6.9 magnitude earthquake has struck in the vicinity of Sikkim, India this morning occurring at approximately 8:40 AM (EDT). The quake epicenter is located at 27.723°N, 88.064°E and was approximately 12.2 miles deep. The quake was approximately 42 miles NW of Gangtok, Sikkim, India. Initially reported as a 6.8 magnitude quake, the USGS has upgraded it to 6.9. There are no reports of damage or injuries at this time with the quake happening in a mountainous and sparsely populated region of the country.


UPDATE: 11 have been reported killed (6 in India, 5 in Nepal). Part of British Embassy collapses.