Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.6 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.
5.1 earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.
5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.
5.0 earthquake hits Kodiak Island, Alaska.
5.0 earthquake hits the southeast Indian ridge.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
There are no current tropical storms.
Malaysia – Sudden floods in inte rior northern and central Sarawak following hours of incessant rain caused rivers to break their banks. Floods reached five meters in several areas. The devastating floods over the past two days in northern and central Sarawak caused widespread damage.
Wales – Cars have been left submerged and people have faced disruption on the roads after a thunderstorm brought flash flooding to parts of Cardiff.
Arkansas, USA – Flash flooding Thursday night closed two state highways in Washington County along with a number of county roads. No injuries were reported.
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Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Iran
Iranian health authorities have reported twelve Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) since Mar. 21, according to a Tehran Times report. Of this total, two people have died.
Hepatitis A – Arizona, USA
Arizona state health officials report 353 hepatitis A outbreak cases since November 2018. May 2019 was the hardest hit month to date with 86 cases. Eight out of 10 cases required hospital treatment and two died.
Syphilis – Japan
Japan’s battle with the sexually transmitted infection (STI), syphilis continues. Through May 26, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases report 2472 syphilis cases, with a quarter of cases being reported in Tokyo. Osaka, Aichi and Kanagawa have also see high numbers of cases.
Polio – Pakistan
The Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations is gravely concerned by the significant further increase in WPV1 cases globally in 2019, particularly in Pakistan where 15 cases have already been reported.