Currently there are Several Medical Crisis Situations taking place
In December of 2008 The Confused Eagle had an item regarding
the Cholera Outbreak in Zimbabwe. It is believed that Hunderds of People have Perished as a result of this Epidemic and at
least Ten Thousand People were Infected. There is no known number of the cases that have made their way into Botswana or South
Africa but it is known that the Disease has been active in these two Countries.
In Recent Weeks a Small Outbreak has occured in Kenya killing Dozens.
Another Disease that is on the rise is Menengitis. The NGO Medisen Sans Frontiers
(Doctors Without Borders here in the US) has roughly 3 Million Vaccines to be used in the Niger-Nigerian Outbreak Zone.
MSF also happens to be One of the NGOs that has been ordered to leave Darfur
by the Sudanese Government. There are concerns that Meningitis could appear in Darfur in the Near Future.
Africa also has the Most Cases of HIV/AIDS on any Continent in the World
as well. It is believed that 2/3 of all of the cases of Infection are on this Continent.
And There is a New Strain of TB that has made an Apperance in both Uganda
and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.