Nation Jan 01

Human plague cases drop in U.S.

After a spike of human cases of the plague in 2015, a year the disease inflicted 16 people across portions of the western United States, the number of occurrences this year have dropped. Four cases of human plague in 2016…

More than 80,000 people are estimated dead or missing 10 days after the 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan province in central China, the government said Thursday, as fears rose that disease, rainy weather and aftershocks could stir more problems.