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Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

The World Health Organization issued the order; the virus has infected more than 2,500 people and killed nearly 1,700.

Women at a hand-washing station, crossing from Rwanda into Goma, a heavily populated city in the Democratic Republic of Congo that had its first case of Ebola this week. 

 

By Denise Grady July 17, 2019

The year-old Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now considered a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, in a formal declaration that many public health experts called long overdue.

“This is still a regional emergency and by no way a global threat,” said Robert Steffen of the University of Zurich, chairman of the W.H.O. emergency committee that recommended the declaration.

Read more https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/17/health/ebola-outbreak.html

 

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LGBTQ Americans Could Be At Higher Risk For Dementia, Study Finds

PET scan results that are part of a separate study on Alzheimer's disease at Georgetown University Hospital are seen in May.

Evan Vucci/AP

 

The research, led by the University of California, San Francisco, was released at the 2019 Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Los Angeles. A large phone-based survey was conducted across nine states. Out of more than 44,000 adults aged 45 and older, roughly 3% of participants identified themselves as a sexual or gender minority.

 

Read More https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/07/17/742220471/lgbtq-americans-could-be-at-higher-risk-for-dementia-study-finds

 

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There are approximately 19,147 people living with HIV in Philadelphia.

Total Population
1,526,206

City Population by Race/Ethnicity  American Indian / Alaska Native (0.2%)  Asian (6.3%)  Black (42.2%)  Hispanic / Latinx (12.3%)  White (36.9%)  Multiple Race (1.8%)  Other* (0.3%)

 

Number of people living with HIV in 2017

19,147 Number of people living with HIV in 2017, by Race

63.9% Black | 15.4% Hispanic/Latinx | 17.3% White Number of people living with HIV in 2017, by Sex

72.0% male 28.0% female

 

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While WorldPride Rolls, 2 LGBTQ Events Are Canceled Due To Safety Concerns

 

June 30, 20195:27 PM ET

Lil Miss Hot Mess reads to children during a Drag Queen Story Hour in Brooklyn, NY. The event is held in libraries across the country, including, in the past, at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Mary Altaffer/AP As thousands gathered in New York City for the world's largest LGBTQ celebration, some other events across the country were unable to proceed due to threats and safety concerns.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Jacksonville Public Library in Florida both canceled events that celebrate LGBTQ pride scheduled for this weekend

 

Read more https://www.npr.org/2019/06/30/737475179/while-worldpride-rolls-2-lgbtq-events-are-cancelled-due-to-safety-concerns

 

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Confederate flag What happen to freedom of speeck

 

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Native Americans have lived in North America for more than 12,000 years.  Around 400 years ago, people from the Netherlands, England, Spain, and France arrived in North America and began to establish small, independent colonies.  These different civilizations traded, mixed, and fought with each other.  In 1789, they united and formed a common government based on an agreement known as the Constitution.  Many considered the Constitution to be a non-binding agreement: they believed that the different civilizations, now called “states,” could leave the common government at any time they chose.

10 Facts: What Everyone Should Know About the Civil War

The Civil War profoundly shaped the United States as we know it today. Nevertheless, the war remains one of the most misunderstood events in American history. Here are ten basic facts you need to know about America's defining struggle.

A civil war in America soon   Obama was the destruction of America

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