Trending: Air strike kills 50 in children's hospital in Syria and other news
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50 people were killed in a paediatric hospital by a missile from a fighter jet, reports CNN.
The United Nations fears the that the situation in the region has intensified to “catastrophic” levels.
The U.N. special envoy to Syria, Staffam de Mistura, told CNN that the increase in violence is indicative of growing humanitarian disaster which greatly threatens Syria’s widespread “cessation of hostilities”.
At least six of those who perished in the air strike were member’s of the hospital’s staff: two doctors, two nurses, a guard, and a maintenance worker.
Sadly, the number has yet to rise as they search through the rubble.
"We are outraged by yesterday's airstrikes in Aleppo on the al Quds hospital supported by both Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee of the Red Cross, which killed dozens of people, including children, patients and medical personnel," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement. "It appears to have been a deliberate strike on a known medical facility and follows the Assad regime's appalling record of striking such facilities and first responders. These strikes have killed hundreds of innocent Syrians.”
Local Syrian news agency, SANA, released a statement denying any involvement by the Syrian government in the attacks. The Russian Defense Ministry, too, denied having a hand in the tragic assault.
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Over 4,000 people infected by norovirus from drinking bottled water
More than 4,000 people contracted norovirus in the Catalonia region of northeastern Spain after drinking bottled spring water, reports Agence France-Presse.
The regional health department reports that 4,146 were infected with various symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and fever.
The water was found to be contaminated with fecal matter, according to Albert Bosch, a microbiology professor from University of Barcelona.
“The way this usually happens with tap water is because somehow fecal water got mixed up with drinking water. But in this case we are talking of bottled water, there is a process and we don't know at what point it happened,” he added.
This is the first time this type of virus was found in bottled drinking water. The process by which commercialized spring water is distributed should prevent things like this from happening.
The company who produces this specific bottled water told Agence France-Presse that they get their water from Andorra, a tiny, mountainous region in midway between Spain and France.
The Catalonia region’s health officials have declared a norovirus outbreak. Though this condition is rarely life-threatening, it is highly contagious.
It passes from person to person through contact with contaminated surfaces and ingesting contaminated food or water.
Infected individuals usually recover within two to three days.
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'Miracle teen' who survived mass shooting leaves hospital
After two months in the hospital, 14-year-old Abigail Kopf, who survived a gunman’s shooting rampage, has returned home.
Six people were killed while two (including Abigail) were injured on February 20,2016. It was reportedly a random mass shooting with no known motive.
The “miracle” Michigan-based teen was declared dead by mistake after she was rushed to the hospital after the shooting.
She defied the odds and after six weeks of intensive in-patient therapy she made “significant strides” on her road to recovery. Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital chronicled Abigail’s journey in this video posted to YouTube.
"We're trying to get her so she can go to school and can help mom and dad in the house," says physical therapist Joe Winegar in the video.
Abigail’s mom, Vickie, applauded her perseverance in the face of what seemed like an impossible situation.
"She's an amazing kid — especially when you're told that she might be brain dead or she might not make it," she also said in the video. "To see her walking and talking and doing therapy the way she is — it's amazing."
Though she still has a long way to go, her parents are proud that she’s able to walk, talk, and eat, which is way more than they expected.
Her mom, Vickie, shared that Abigail “knows that if she wants to be as normal as possible, she says, 'I have to do what I'm told to get there,'" she added. "'And I'm not giving up.'"
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