Hurricane Maria, FLU, Australia discussed on Flashpoint

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Firefighters worked to contain fifteen major wildfires napa county fire chief berry bearman says residents will continue to see flames and smoke we should get back to your homes they you start recovering that you see smoke that's around there on you have something that's close to your home as a threat to your home call nine one one but be advised the stuff that's up on the hillside that's in the middle of the burn that's no threat to going outside is going to continue to burn until these rains come when you have this significant of a fire the death toll from the wildfires has climb do at least forty and close to two hundred eighteen thousand acres have been scorched weeks after hurricane maria decimated puerto rico residents are facing severe drinking water shortages corresponded add lavin tara reports the environmental protection agency is analysing tainted water supplies on the island cryptic most of the week to get the results back if believe that in these in this water are that there could be high levels of toxic materials from industrial waste that is in those waters that can cause serious health problems for people you period officials say it would require longterm exposure to that water this year's flu season could be a bad one nussle university medical center her ceo dr victor police says this could be a virulent strain of flu what we're seeing in the southern hemisphere right now particularly australia is it that a very very very severe flu season bush realtors are about two and a half times more infections than the same period last year so we are basically anticipate we're going to have a very bad flu season what he says the hospital has stockpiled vaccines for the new h three n two strain and urges everyone especially those at least sixty years old to take.

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