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Natural Disasters & Epidemics In The Year 2018

Sunday, 27 September 2020

Kitwe in Zambia bans shaking hands and the sale of fresh food in attempt to prevent a cholera outbreak

Insurgent group attacks the town of Muse, Myanmar, killing at least 19 people, Ta’ang National Liberation Army claim responsibility

Two suicide bombers attack Damboa in Borno state, Nigeria, killing at least 31 people

Floods and landslides begin in south-western Japan, killing at least 200 people with more missing. Evacuation orders for nearly 2 million.

Paraguay has eliminated malaria in announcement by the World Health organization

Measles cases reach record high in Europe with 41,000 infected first six months of 2018 with 37 deaths according to WHO

Truck loses control hitting 31 cars and killing at least 15 people near a tollbooth in Lanzhou, China

Three car bombs explode in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing 52 people and injuring 100

Former Guatemalan soldier Santos López Alonzo sentenced to 5,160 years for killing 171 people in Dos Erres during the civil war

Oldest-known plague sample found in 4,900-year-old remains of 20-year old woman in Gökhem, southern Sweden published in "Cell"

Saratov Airlines Flight 703 crashes shortly after take-off from Moscow, killing 71 people on board.

A school shooting occurs at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people and injuring 17.

A semi-truck collides with a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos ice hockey junior team in Saskatchewan, Canada, killing 16 and injuring 13 people.

The 2018 North American heat wave takes place, killing 33 people in the Canadian province of Quebec.

The 2018 Kivu Ebola outbreak begins in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It becomes the second-deadliest outbreak of the Ebola virus on November 29, surpassed only by the 2013 West African Ebola virus epidemic.

A tsunami hits the Sunda Strait, Indonesia, killing at least 430 people and injuring nearly 1,500.

Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala in India killing 18 (as of February 2020) people

Kivu Ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of the Congo & Uganda killing 2,268 (as of 16 March 2020) people

Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia killing 4,340 people

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