New Ebola Cases May Soon Reach 10,000 a Week, Health Officials Predict

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From: The New York Times

UNITED NATIONS — Schools have shut down, elections have been postponed, mining and logging companies have withdrawn, farmers have abandoned their fields. The Ebola virus ravaging West Africa has renewed the risk of political instability in a region barely recovering from civil war, United Nations officials said Tuesday, hours after the World Health Organization reported that new cases could reach 10,000 a week by December — 10 times the current rate. Continue reading

Spanish nurse tests positive for Ebola in first reported transmission outside Africa

A military medical team transfers Manuel Garcia Viejo from Sierra Leone to Spain in September. A Spanish nurse who treated the priest has been diagnosed with Ebola, it was announced Monday.Female nurse was part of medical team that treated Spanish priest who died in hospital last month after being flown back from Sierra Leone.

MADRID—In the first known transmission of the current outbreak of Ebola outside West Africa, a Spanish nurse who treated a missionary for the disease at a Madrid hospital has tested positive for the virus, Spain’s health minister said Monday.

The female nurse was part of the medical team that treated a 69-year-old Spanish priest who died in hospital last month after being flown back from Sierra Leone, where he was posted, Health Minister Ana Mato said. The nurse is believed to have contracted the virus from that priest. Continue reading

Water rationing hits California: limit of 50 gallons per person per day or face fines of $500

Drought-Conditions-Dry-Land-Dirt-Sand-Hand-DustBy: Mike Adams

Millions of Californians are about to be hit with strict water rationing — daily “allocation” numbers that represent the maximum amount of water you’re allowed to use for any purpose. Households that exceed the allocation limit will face stiff fines of hundreds of dollars per violation.

“In July, the State Water Resources Control Board passed stage one emergency regulations, giving powers to all local water agencies to fine $500 per violation,” reports the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. [1]

Keep in mind that these are only “stage one” emergency regulations. Stages two and three have yet to be invoked and will only become more severe.

The amount of water each household is allowed by water districts will be determined by government employees viewing satellite imagery of private properties, then calculating how much water that property should be allowed to use. Continue reading