China in lockdown. EPA
Coronavirus does not look like a 'black swan' event - here are some reasons to be cautiously optimistic

The alarm is sounding again. The Asia financial markets were reasonably calm about the new coronavirus until the news of the lockdown of the whole city of Wuhan in China on January 23, where the first and most cases have been reported so far. After that, markets started tumbling. Everything from stock markets to Brent crude drifted down by several percentage points as all eyes were on ticker screens for the latest news.

By Zheng Wang 19 hours ago

Mosquito eggs can remain viable for years even in dry conditions and hatch after heavy persistent rains. Shutterstock
Heavy rains put Kenya at risk of mosquito-borne diseases

Kenya experienced above-average rainfall since October 2019, causing landslides and deaths. Some rivers burst their banks and dams overflowed for the first time in years.

By Eunice Anyango Owino 23 Jan 2020

Afro-disruption: 6 more reasons to attend BizTrendsLIVE!2020
Afro-disruption: 6 more reasons to attend BizTrendsLIVE!2020

Afro-disruption and Afro-centrism will be trending when Bizcommunity, in association with Ster-Kinekor and Kantar, bring you BizTrendsLIVE!2020, on Thursday, 30 January 2020.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 22 Jan 2020

Researchers operate inexpensive drones to ‘see’ the areas with the highest likelihood of parasites. Chelsea L. Wood/University of Washington, CC BY-ND
Identifying aquatic plants with drones could be the key to reducing a parasitic infection in people

For the majority of people on Earth, parasites are a fact of life. These organisms live inside the human body, causing debilitating or fatal diseases. Among the parasitic diseases, one of the very worst is schistosomiasis, caused by worms living in the human circulatory system. The disease can cause bleeding, organ damage, and elevated risk of HIV infection and cancer. For children, infection can stunt growth and impair cognitive development.

By Chelsea L Wood 22 Jan 2020