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25 July 2011

RSOE EDIS - Emergency and Disaster Information Events

Earthquake - Atlantic ocean - north - Canary-Islands (Esp.)
Vehicle Incident - North-America - USA
HAZMAT - North-America - USA
Vehicle Incident - North-America - USA
Flash Flood - North-America - USA
Biological Hazard - Europe - United Kingdom
Vehicle Accident - Asia - China
Vehicle Accident - Middle-East - Syria
Vehicle Accident - North-America - USA
Epidemic Hazard - Pacific ocean - west - Philippines
Forest / Wild Fire - North-America - USA
Epidemic Hazard - Asia - China
Biological Hazard - Australia - New Zealand
Epidemic Hazard - South-America - Colombia
Epidemic Hazard - Middle-America - Mexico

Earthquake - Atlantic ocean - north - Canary-Islands (Esp.)

Posted: 23 Jul 2011 09:38 PM PDT

EDIS Number: EQ-20110724-31716-SPI
Date / time: 24/07/2011 04:18:28 [UTC]
Event: Earthquake
Area: Atlantic ocean - north
Country: Canary-Islands (Esp.)
State/County:
Location: [Island of El Hierro]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A

Description:

The Canary Islands Government has said it is monitoring an earthquake swarm on the small island of El Hierro where in excess of 400 tremors of low magnitude have been recorded in the past four days. On Friday, the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Government Security Canary convened the first ever meeting of the Steering Committee and Volcanic Monitoring, reflected in the Specific Plan Protection Civil and Emergency for Volcanic Risk, given what it described “the significant increase in seismic activity”.A statement (translated from Spanish) issued following the meeting outlined:

“This committee met this morning (Friday) at the headquarters of the Directorate General Security and Emergency Tenerife, established after the assessment of information gathered from seismic and volcanological last July 17 by the National Geographic Institute (IGN) and Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands, the situation is total normal for the green light for the information population, activating mechanisms for monitoring and oversight needed to coordinate the actions of self civil population and information contained in the Plan.” “According to data provided by the seismic monitoring station IGN’s located in Valverde, one can conclude that from the noon on July 17 there has been a significant increase of low magnitude seismic activity in the municipality of Border of the island of El Hierro. To improve the location of this activity, has deployed a seismic network densification operational since July 21 has helped increase the number of earthquakes located, and can be viewed at Web www.ign.es”, the statement added. El Hierro, a 278.5 km2 island, is situated in the most southwestern extreme of the Canaries. The origins of the island date back some 100 million years. After three successive eruptions, and consequent accumulations, the island emerged from the ocean as an imposing triangular pyramid crowned by a volcano more than 2,000 metres high. The volcanic activity, principally at the convergence of the three ridges, resulted in the continual expansion of the island. A mere 50,000 years ago, as a result of seismic tremors which produced massive landslides, a giant piece of the island cracked off, crashed down into the ocean and scattered along the seabed.

This landslide of more than 300km3 gave rise to the impressive amphitheatre of the El Golfo valley and at the same time caused a tsunami that most likely rose over 100 metres high and probably reached as far as the American coast. According to ElHierro.com: “Although over 200 years have elapsed since the last eruption, El Hierro has the largest number of volcanoes in the Canaries with over 500 open sky cones, another 300 covered by the most recent outflows, and some 70 caves and volcanic galleries, notably the Don Justo cave whose collection of channels surpasses 6km in length.”

Vehicle Incident - North-America - USA

Posted: 23 Jul 2011 09:13 PM PDT

EDIS Number: VIV-20110724-31715-USA
Date / time: 24/07/2011 04:06:45 [UTC]
Event: Vehicle Incident
Area: North-America
Country: USA
State/County: State of Nevada
Location: Las Vegas [McCarran International Airport]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: Minor

Description:

A United Airlines flight en route to Los Angeles from New York made an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport Saturday after the pilot reported an in-flight emergency, a McCarran official said. McCarran spokeswoman Elaine Sanchez said that United Airlines flight 497, which was coming from John F. Kennedy International Airport, landed without incident in Las Vegas shortly after 1:30 p.m. The pilot noticed a light that indicated a possible mechanical emergency and made the detour to ensure the safety of the 111 passengers. "An indicator power light came on. Firefighters said something was wrong with the cooling equipment," said Sanchez. "The pilot felt safer to divert." The plane is expected to leave McCarren at about 5:30 p.m. and land in Los Angeles four hours later than the original arrival time. McCarren Airport serves more than 43 million passengers a year.

HAZMAT - North-America - USA

Posted: 23 Jul 2011 09:06 PM PDT

EDIS Number: HZ-20110724-31714-USA
Date / time: 24/07/2011 04:04:29 [UTC]
Event: HAZMAT
Area: North-America
Country: USA
State/County: State of Indiana
Location: Indianapolis [Skyridge Drive]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: Minor

Description:

Two sisters cleaning out their elderly father's house about noon today could have used a hand from Superman when they came across a box of apparently radioactive rocks. However, the Indianapolis Fire Department's hazardous materials team saved the day, and no one was injured. The sisters, Anita Cohee, 56, and Diane Serban, 58, were going through some of their father's things in the attic of his home in the 5500 block of Skyridge Drive when they found a small box labeled "radioactive ore, according to a news release from IFD spokeswoman Rita Burris.The box also included the notation "Uranium Thorium/Detection Corporation North Hollywood California." Inside the box, the sisters found nine plastic-wrapped rocks in layers of cotton. They closed the box, got everyone out of the house and called 911. Firefighters and Haz Mat Team 13 arrived and got a positive reading for radiation. A second reading with a different kind of meter, gave them a reading of 13 microrems. Burris said the haz-mat team said that was a small amount of radioactive material -- about 1/100,000th of one rem. Still, they packed the rocks into an official yellow drum and removed it from the house. It will be turned it over to the Marion County Health Department for proper disposal. Firefighters spent about 50 minutes at the scene and the family was allowed to go back into the house. The sisters' father, Van Cones, 93, lived in the house since 1974 but has moved into an assisted living facility. There was no information available on why he had a box of radioactive rocks in his attic.

Vehicle Incident - North-America - USA

Posted: 23 Jul 2011 08:57 PM PDT


EDIS Number: VIV-20110724-31713-USA
Date / time: 24/07/2011 03:57:09 [UTC]
Event: Vehicle Incident
Area: North-America
Country: USA
State/County: State of Indiana
Location: South Bend [South Bend Regional Airport ]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: Moderate

Description:

On Saturday, for the second day in a row, a plane has made an unplanned landing at the South Bend Regional Airport. Near 1:30 p.m., a Delta flight headed to Chicago from Detroit reported problems with its wing flaps. Those flaps help the plane slow down for its landing approach. South Bend Regional's Chief of Safety Michael Ornat said the pilot successfully landed the plane on the runway without problems. None of the 57 passengers were hurt. On Friday, a United flight made an "unplanned" landing at the Airport after the pilot discovered problems with its landing gear. That flight originated from Chicago's O'Hare International as was scheduled to land at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, Okla. The 57 passengers on board that flight were not injured either. United arranged for another plane to meet those passengers in South Bend to take them onward to their final destination.

Flash Flood - North-America - USA

Posted: 23 Jul 2011 08:56 PM PDT

EDIS Number: FF-20110724-31712-USA
Date / time: 24/07/2011 03:55:24 [UTC]
Event: Flash Flood
Area: North-America
Country: USA
State/County: State of Illinois
Location: [Elk Grove]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: Moderate

Description:

The second night of strong thunderstorms that swept through the Northwest suburbs packed a stronger punch than the first. Another line of storms is moving east through the area. A flash flood warning has been extedned for Cook, DuPage and Will counties until 1:30 p.m. A River Flood Warning has been issued for the Des Plaines River in Des Plaines until this afternoon. Rising river waters were up to 5.7 feet. Flood stage is 5 feet. The National Weather Service expects the river to top out at 6.5 feet. Just under seven inches of rain fell at O'Hare Airport from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. The rain came coupled with intense flashes of lightning. By 5 a.m. most of the wet stuff had stopped as the storm moved east. The quick accumulation of rain took its toll on low-lying areas including basements, parking lots and intersections. Emergency responders are reporting 6-9 ft. of water in some local basements.

Biological Hazard - Europe - United Kingdom 


Posted: 23 Jul 2011 10:01 AM PDT

EDIS Number: BH-20110723-31711-GBR
Date / time: 23/07/2011 16:59:59 [UTC]
Event: Biological Hazard
Area: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
State/County: Scotland
Location: [Kyle of Durness]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A

Description:

Rescuers who were trying to save a pod of 60 whales at the Kyle of Durness said that the whales had become stranded at low tide and died in the sea loch, while the rest had been refloated or herded back out to deeper water. The British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) charity said that many of the deceased whales had been stranded on their sides, on top of each other and upside down, and were breathing in sand. Jamie Dyer, of the BDMLR: ‘It's a pretty good percentage in as far as mass strandings of pilot whales go. ‘But it doesn't really feel that way when you see the carcasses or see whales stranded on a mud bank. But sometimes it's a battle to get any of them back out.’ A further 20 whales are thought to be in deeper water and not in imminent danger. Mr Dyer said rescuers would remain in the area for ‘the best part of the day’ to monitor them. ‘Now it's about trying to monitor where the whales have gone to make sure they haven't become stranded elsewhere on the coastline outside the loch.’ Yesterday, three pilot whales, including a calf, also died on the shore of the loch.

In May, around 60 pilot whales appeared in Loch Carnan, South Uist, although they left the loch after one of the mammals died of infection. Rescuers later found a second whale dead in the same loch. Although it was thought to have died elsewhere and floated in on the tide. In October last year, other pilot whales almost got stranded in Loch Carnan. Less than a week later 33 whales, believed to be the same group, were found dead on a beach in Co Donegal in Ireland. Pilot whales prefer deep water but come inshore to feed on squid, their main food. A wildlife expert said the situation at the Kyle of Durness looked like a ‘whale trap’. The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) International head of Science Mark Simmonds said it was ‘a narrow and potentially confusing body of water’. ‘Something may have startled the group further out to sea and they panicked, came into this unusual situation and were unable to find their way out. ‘Stranding on rocks will wound the whales quickly but even on a soft sandy shore it is still a race against time for experts to try to get them back into the water and even then there may be a problem of persuading the group to go back into the open sea.’

Vehicle Accident - Asia - China

Posted: 23 Jul 2011 08:59 PM PDT

EDIS Number: VI-20110723-31710-CHN
Date / time: 23/07/2011 16:30:17 [UTC]
Event: Vehicle Accident
Area: Asia
Country: China
State/County: Province of Zhejiang
Location: Wenzhou City
Number of Deads: 35 person(s)
Number of Injured: 210 person(s)
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: Catastrophic

Description:

The Chinese D train derailed with two of its carriages falling off a bridge after being crashed into by another train, reports suggest. The number of casualties, however, is still unknown. The train, travelling from Hangzhou to Wenzhou, went off the rails in eastern China's Zhejiang province around 8:30pm (1230 GMT), it reported, citing local firefighting sources. It is thought to have come to a halt on the bridge near Wenzhou when its power failed following a lightning strike. A second train collided from behind, pushing carriages of the D train off the bridge. The D train represents China's first-generation bullet trains. Running on regular track, they are capable of travelling at 150kph and are not part of the new high-speed network. China is spending billions on building a high-speed rail network, with Premier Wen Jiabao on June 30 formally opening a flagship $33 billion line from Beijing to Shanghai. That line has suffered problems with delays caused by power outages, sparking a slew of criticism online and in Chinese media.


Vehicle Accident - Middle-East - Syria

Posted: 23 Jul 2011 09:11 AM PDT

EDIS Number: VI-20110723-31709-SYR
Date / time: 23/07/2011 16:10:36 [UTC]
Event: Vehicle Accident
Area: Middle-East
Country: Syria
State/County: Homs Governorate
Location: [Near Homs]
Number of Deads: 1 person(s)
Number of Injured: 14 person(s)
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: Moderate

Description:

A passenger train derailed and caught fire in central Syria on Saturday, killing the driver, authorities said. The regime blamed the crash on "saboteurs" tied to the country's four-month-old uprising, but opposition figures dismissed the accusation. The train was carrying 485 people when it derailed about 3 miles (5 kilometers) outside the central city of Homs, a flashpoint in the uprising against President Bashar Assad. The driver was killed instantly and 14 passengers were injured, rail officials said. Ghassan Mustafa Abdul-Aal, the governor of Homs, called it a "terrorist and criminal" act and said it was a "clear message" to everyone who says the protest movement is peaceful. No evidence was provided to support those claims. The opposition dismissed the accusation and said the regime was trying to seize on the crash to blunt growing support for a peaceful uprising calling for democratic change. "If there are saboteurs, they belong to the regime," Ammar Qurabi, who heads the National Organization for Human Rights in Syria, told The Associated Press. "They want to send the message that these protests will lead to instability and insecurity in the country." Syrian authorities have unleashed a brutal crackdown in an effort to crush the revolt, and activists say more than 1,600 civilians have died since the protests erupted in mid-March. The government blames the unrest on terrorists and foreign extremists, not true reform-seekers.

The regime has banned nearly all foreign media and restricted coverage of the uprising, making it nearly impossible to independently verify events on the ground. The Information Ministry took Syrian journalists to the site to survey the damage, showing several white-and-red carriages that had jumped the tracks and one overturned and charred carriage. The rails appeared to have been ripped apart. George al-Qaabari, head of the Syrian railway, said "divine intervention" kept the losses to a minimum. Homs has been at the heart of Syria's uprising. On Friday, activists and residents reported explosions and gunfire overnight from the area of the Syrian Military College in Homs. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians had flooded the streets nationwide Friday in what has become a weekly show of defiance. At least five people were killed as security forces used batons, bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters in several places, activists said. The Syrian conflict has become a test of wills between protesters emboldened by the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, and an entrenched family dynasty. Two special advisers to U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon warned that there was a "serious possibility" that Syria has committed crimes against humanity and pointed to "persistent reports of widespread and systematic human rights violations by Syrian security forces responding to anti-government protests across the country."


Vehicle Accident - North-America - USA

Posted: 23 Jul 2011 09:09 AM PDT

EDIS Number: VI-20110723-31708-USA
Date / time: 23/07/2011 16:08:45 [UTC]
Event: Vehicle Accident
Area: North-America
Country: USA
State/County: State of Wisconsin
Location: Eau Claire [Chippewa River]
Number of Deads: 2 person(s)
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: 4 person(s)
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: 4 person(s)
Damage level: Moderate

Description:

The reports The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department says 10 people were involved in a boat crash. Two people are dead, four are missing, and one person was arrested. Two boats collided on the Chippewa River near Eau Claire around 9:45 Friday night. Firefighters say one of the boats had members of a wedding party on it for a ceremony planned for today (Saturday). It’s unclear how the two boats collided, and there is still a lot of work for investigators to do. No word if alcohol, speed, or lights were factors. Crews suspended their search late Friday night, but are back searching the water this morning.

Epidemic Hazard - Pacific ocean - west - Philippines

Posted: 23 Jul 2011 08:30 AM PDT

EDIS Number: EH-20110723-31707-PHL
Date / time: 23/07/2011 15:29:29 [UTC]
Event: Epidemic Hazard
Area: Pacific ocean - west
Country: Philippines
State/County: Province of South Cotabato
Location: Ned
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: 128 person(s)
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A

Description:

At least 128 people from a remote village in the southern Philippines have been rushed to hospital since Tuesday due to food poisoning, local officials said today. Of the total number of victims, 42 were children from the village of Ned. They all suffered vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and fever after eating a Carabao meat slaughtered by their neighbor, Mayor Antonio Fungan of Lake Sebu town in South Cotabato province said. Fungan said the majority of residents in Ned experienced the symptoms after eating the meat. Victims have been confined at the South Cotabato Provincial Hospital for treatment. "The farm animal was slaughtered after it became weak. The meats were sold to all villagers," Fungan said. Health officials were sent to Ned to monitor the health condition of other victims who opted to stay in their residence.


Forest / Wild Fire - North-America - USA

Posted: 23 Jul 2011 01:36 AM PDT

EDIS Number: WF-20110723-31706-USA
Date / time: 23/07/2011 08:35:48 [UTC]
Event: Forest / Wild Fire
Area: North-America
Country: USA
State/County: State of Utah
Location: [Lake Mountain Estates]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: Moderate

Description:

A wildfire burned about 100 acres in the mountains behind Lake Mountain Estates in Saratoga Springs Friday evening. The blaze came within a mile of dozens of homes. Neighbors were nervous particularly because they’ve been through this before about four years ago and understand how quickly fire can spread through the tall, thick and dry brush. “We started getting stuff like birth certificates,” said neighbor 16-year-old Stephanie Hemenez. “I had my 72-hour kit ready. I knew exactly what I wanted to take,” said neighbor LuAnn Albaugh. The fire that came through in June of 2007 was an even closer call so this time neighbors were even more prepared. “The biggest thing is I had to come to grips with maybe losing my home and losing everything in my home. I have a lot of antiques and this time I had come to grips and new that things can be replaced,” said Albaugh. LT Darren Gilbert of the Utah County Sheriff’s office told ABC 4 that strong southern winds blowing north were creating quite a fight for fire crews. In a collaborative effort through several departments there were tankers, planes and a chopper tackling the blaze. Planes were dropping water and the a helicopter was dropping repellant to keep the fire contained. Their efforts paid off and at about 6:30 crews were confident the worse was behind them. “Thanks for everything!” said Hemenez. “Fabulous job. Like they did last time,” said Albaugh. The investigation continues into how the fire started. Emergency responders say they put lives and property before anything else. A crew is staying in the area overnight to make sure all hotspots die out and nothing reignites.


Epidemic Hazard - Asia - China

Posted: 23 Jul 2011 01:34 AM PDT

EDIS Number: EH-20110723-31705-CHN
Date / time: 23/07/2011 08:33:01 [UTC]
Event: Epidemic Hazard
Area: Asia
Country: China
State/County: Province of Guizhou
Location: Wangzhuang
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: 72 person(s)
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A

Description:

A food poisoning has left a five-year-old girl dead and 72 others hospitalised in a village in southwest China's Guizhou Province, reports Xinhua news agency quoting a local official as saying Saturday. Villagers in the Wangzhuang Village in Anshun City began to show symptoms of food poisoning after attending a dinner party hosted by fellow villager Qi Qinggang Friday evening. They were soon sent to five different hospitals, said Ma Ning, vice secretary-general of the Anshun municipal government. A young girl died after treatment failed. Currently, 12 villagers are still in critical condition, Ma said. An initial investigation showed the poisoning might be caused by nitrite, which can lead to deficiency in the amount of oxygen reaching human's body tissues. Local authorities are further investigating the case.

Biological Hazard - Australia - New Zealand

Posted: 23 Jul 2011 10:04 AM PDT

EDIS Number: BH-20110722-31694-NZL
Date / time: 22/07/2011 03:36:31 [UTC]
Event: Biological Hazard
Area: Australia
Country: New Zealand
State/County: North Island
Location: [Wanganui coastal area]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A

Description:

The number of prions that perished on the west coast of the North Island in last week's stormy weather could be in the tens of thousands. Though the species was not endangered, the birds might have "taken quite a good hit", said Manawatu/Wanganui Bird Rescue co-ordinator Dawne Morton. She was kept busy with the birds from Tuesday to Friday last week. They were picked up dead and alive along the length of the coast, from Wellington to North Cape. More than 600 birds were being nursed back to health at Massey University, others by the Conservation Department in New Plymouth and Wellington Zoo. At Massey the birds were put in warm water ponds, fed and re-waterproofed. Badly hurt birds were euthanised. The prions' small size put them at particular risk. "These guys lose 20g and they've had it," Ms Morton said. Recovered birds would be released from a boat, because any freed on the beach were likely to be killed and eaten by the much larger black-backed gulls. Ms Morton's best guess about last week's storm was that the birds were unable to fish because the storm lasted so long. They became weak from lack of food and were blown onshore. Some landed in the sea and were tumbled about and washed on to beaches. Many of those lost could have been young and inexperienced hunters. Most of the birds were the broadbilled prion species, but there were also fairy prions, Salvin's prions and Antarctic prions. Storms had been known to land seabirds in strange places - Lake Taupo, the top of the Parapara stretch of SH4, albatrosses at Halcombe - but never in such numbers. "We've never had anything like this before," Ms Morton said.

Epidemic Hazard - South-America - Colombia

Posted: 23 Jul 2011 10:04 AM PDT

EDIS Number: EH-20110722-31693-COL
Date / time: 22/07/2011 03:33:27 [UTC]
Event: Epidemic Hazard
Area: South-America
Country: Colombia
State/County: Departamento del Magdalena
Location: [Chimila region]
Number of Deads: 5 person(s)
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: 23 person(s)
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A

Description:

Five children of the indigenous group Chimila died of a mysterious respiratory infection in the department of Magdalena, reported Radio Santa Fe Thursday. According to the department's governor, Manuel Jose Bonett Locarno, the infection has yet to be "clearly defined" by hospitals in the region because members of the Chimila group have not allowed full access to the sick patients and corpses. Locarno explained that there are at least 23 people who are presenting similar symptoms, and that they were transferred to different medical facilities in the region for treatment. According to the report, a hospital in the city of Barranquilla accepted three young children who were in poor health condition. A medical team has been sent to the department to assess the situation.

Epidemic Hazard - Middle-America - Mexico

Posted: 23 Jul 2011 10:04 AM PDT

EDIS Number: EH-20110722-31691-MEX
Date / time: 22/07/2011 03:13:18 [UTC]
Event: Epidemic Hazard
Area: Middle-America
Country: Mexico
State/County: Capital City
Location: Mexico City
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A

Description:

Mexican health officials say a French baby girl who recently flew in from Paris is Mexico’s first case of measles in four years. The toddler has not been identified, but Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova says the Mexico City neighborhood where she is staying is under quarantine. Health officials are vaccinating workers at the capital’s airport. Authorities also are contacting passengers who were on the July 10 flight with the baby to notify them a traveler was infected with the highly contagious measles virus. The World Health Organization recorded more than 12,000 cases in the first five months of this year in Europe. Most of the cases were in France.

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