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China bubonic plague: Inner Mongolia takes precautions after case

China bubonic plague: Inner Mongolia takes precautions after case

Science
Authorities in China have stepped up precautions after a city in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region confirmed one case of bubonic plague.According to state reports, the Bayannur patient - a herdsman - is in quarantine and in a stable condition.Officials said they were also investigating a second suspected case, according to China's Global Times.The bubonic plague was once the world's most feared disease, but can now be easily treated.The first case was reported as suspected bubonic plague on Saturday at a hospital in Urad Middle Banner, in Bayannur city. It is not yet clear how or why the patient might have become infected. The second suspected case involves a 15-year-old, who had apparently been in contact with a marmot hunte...

China’s Inner Mongolia region reports bubonic plague case

Health
While China appears to have reduced coronavirus cases to near zero, other infectious threats remain, with local health authorities announcing a suspected bubonic plague case in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous RegionByThe Associated PressJuly 6, 2020, 9:56 AM2 min readBEIJING -- While China appears to have reduced coronavirus cases to near zero, other infectious threats remain, with local health authorities announcing a suspected bubonic plague case in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Authorities in the Bayannur district raised the plague warning on Sunday, ordered residents not to hunt wild animals such as marmots and to send for treatment anyone with fever or showing other possible signs of infection. Plague can be fatal in up to 90% of people infected if not treated, primarily with ...
Geofence warrants to be tested in Virginia bank robbery case

Geofence warrants to be tested in Virginia bank robbery case

Technology
RICHMOND, Va. -- It was a terrifying bank robbery: Demanding cash in a handwritten note, a man waved a gun, threatened to kill a teller's family, ordered employees and customers onto the floor and escaped with $ 195,000. Surveillance video gave authorities a lead, showing a man holding a cellphone outside the Call Federal Credit Union in Midlothian, Virginia, on May 20, 2019. So like a growing number of law enforcement agencies, they got a court-approved “geofence” search warrant, seeking the location history of any devices in the area at the time. Google is served with the vast majority of these warrants because it stores information from millions of devices in a massive database known as Sensorvault. If your Android phone or iPhone has Location History enabled, this is where your data i
California reports 2nd case of community-spread coronavirus

California reports 2nd case of community-spread coronavirus

Health
Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Health officials in Santa Clara County, Calif., announced Friday that a second person has tested positive for COVID-19 without having prior travel or contact with someone who has the disease. The case, which involves an adult woman, is the third case of COVID-19 in the county. Dr. Sara Cody, director of Santa Clara Public Health Department, said the woman had no contact with someone known to have the disease. "We've been working to identify the woman's contacts and to understand who she might've exposed to the virus," she said at a news conference. Cody said the county has received assistance from the California Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She said the woman isn't linked to either of the other two cases of COVID-19 in Sa...
Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in watershed case

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in watershed case

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of sexual assaults, including rape, capping a stunning downfall for the former Hollywood mogul and a victory for the #MeToo movement.Weinstein, 67, was convicted in New York City of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act. He was cleared of the most serious count of predatory sexual assault. He faces up to 25 years in prison.He still faces charges in Los Angeles of assaulting two women in 2013.At least 80 women had accused him of sexual misconduct stretching back decades, including actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Uma Thurman and Salma Hayek. The allegations were at the centre of the #MeToo movement that inspired women to go public with misconduct all...