Over this past weekend, Samaritan’s Purse announced that an American physician serving with that charity in Liberia has been diagnosed with Ebola. Dr. Kent Brantly is the Medical Director for the Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. He has been in the country since October and was doing post-doc work before the outbreak of illnesses began.
The search has been ongoing since the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 souls aboard. There has been little confirmed news but lots of anonymous sources have opinions, speculations and even a little news of value. The current belief is that the airliner turned and flew across the Indian Ocean towards the northwest.There is just one problem with the associated speculation that the plane flew to Central Asia. It had to fly through Indian airspace.
With the release of the Jan. 2014 employment situation report on Feb. 7, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) updated its estimates of a number of data items. This is a yearly occurrence, and can make a significant difference in the numbers. With those changes, the data that the BLS considers most accurate can be examined and analyzed.
The discovery, in early December of 2012, that chikungunya was causing illnesses on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Martin came as little surprise to public health authorities. The nations of the Western Hemisphere have been expecting the mosquito-borne virus to make the leap to the Americas for several years. The only questions were when, and where.