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EH-20170913-59826-MDG - Epidemic Hazard - Madagascar - Indian Ocean

Around 5 pm yesterday [Mon 11 Sep 2017], a 40 year old woman suspected to have died from pneumonic plague, according to a source within the (BMH), was buried at the cemetery of Anjanahary. She died at the Respiratory Diseases Service of the hospital in Antananarivo-city, after being admitted on [ Sun 10 Sep 2017], according to concordant sources. The victim had contracted the disease during a holiday in the east of the Big Island. "She was staying with her family in Toamasina, when 4 of the family, including the husband and wife, died suddenly. It was suspected plague," reported a relative. ......

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BH-20170913-59828-CAN - Biological Hazard - Canada - North-America

Health authorities are warning people in southern Alberta that a blue-green algae bloom has been found at Clear Lake, east of Stavely, Alta. Alberta Health Services (AHS) issued an advisory for the area on Tuesday and said residents and visitors to the area should avoid all contact with algae blooms. This includes swimming and wading in areas where the blooms are visible. AHS said Tuesday that pets should be kept away from the water and that it's also dangerous to feed fish trimmings or whole fish from the lake to pets. Humans can eat fish fillets from the lake, but shouldn't eat whole fish ......

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VIV-20170912-59825-IRN - Vehicle Incident - Iran - Middle-East

An ATA Airlines flight bound for Baku made an emergency landing at Tabriz airport in northwestern Iran on Tuesday due to engine trouble apparently caused by a bird strike, a company official told Trend.The flight took off from Tabriz's Shahid Madani Airport at 16:30 local time (GMT +4:30), but returned to land seven minutes later, Nader Shayesteh, the representative of ATA Airlines in Baku, told Trend. There were no reported injuries among any of the passengers and crew members on board, he added. Shayesteh noted that the officials at Tabriz airport are making efforts to carry out the flight ......

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VA-20170912-59824-VUT - Volcano Activity - Vanuatu - Pacific Ocean - West

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department is warning tourists and aviation centres of increased volcanic activity thoroughout the island group. Meteorologist Esline Bule says tourists must stay at least at least three kilometres away from volcanic craters and the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre in Wellington is being kept updated in case flights need to be diverted around ash plumes. She says volcanic ash has already affected some villages on Ambae but the Disaster Management Office has not ordered any evacuations. She told Jenny Meyer the islands of Ambrym and Ambae are currently the ......

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BH-20170912-59823-TZA - Biological Hazard - Tanzania - Africa

An outbreak of anthrax has killed at least 42 hippopotami in south-central Tanzania's famed Ruaha National Park, authorities said on Monday. Christopher Timbuka, Ruaha Chief Park Warden said earlier investigation show the wild animals were killed by anthrax, an infection caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthraces. According to the official, a survey carried between August and early September, this year, shows that death cases were found in three key areas, which are popular for hosting hippos in the sanctuary. "This is the largest number of hippos to have been killed in the park by the ......

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