November 2016 Current Events: Disasters & Science News
Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of November 2016.
1. Oklahoma Suffers 5.0 Earthquake 2. One Step Closer to Treatment, Vaccine for Zika 3. Earthquake and Tsunami Hit New Zealand 4. Wildfires Spread in Southeast U.S. 5. Scientists Announce Breakthrough in GMO Plants 6. Deadly Train Derailment in India 7. Bus Crash in Tennessee Kills Schoolchildren 8. Plane Carrying Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes 9. Zika Appears in Texas 10. Deadly Fires in Tennessee 11. Esctasy Goes to Clinical Trials for PTSD Treatment
- Zika Appears in Texas
- On Nov. 28, 2016, a woman from Brownsville, Texas is reported to have contracted the Zika virus. This is first reported case in the continental U.S. outside of Florida. According to the authorities, the 43-year-old woman has not been to any high-risk places and has no other risk factors; she is also not pregnant. The tests found genetic material from the virus in her urine but not in the blood sample, meaning she is not infectious.
- Photo source: AP Photo/John Mone