Today's global coverage begins in Central Africa. International health officials say they have reason tobe cautiously optimistic about limiting the spreadof an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic ofCongo. It was first reported in early May. Since then, there'd been 54 cases identified in the DRC. Thatincludes 25 people who've died from Ebola.
On average, the virus kills about half of those who get it. Most of the cases in this outbreakwere in a rural area. But what alarmed medical officials a couple of weeks ago is that thedisease had spread to a city named Mbandaka, where more than a million people live andthere were concerns that it could spread quickly there.
So, doctors started vaccinating people. The World Health Organization says more than 400 hadbeen vaccinated so far. The drug is experimental. It's not approved everywhere. But theofficials using it say it's both safe in humans and highly effective against the Ebola virus.
AZUZ: At midnight Thursday night, new tariffs which were like taxes were set to take effect inthe U.S. on imports from Canada, Europe and Mexico.
Steel now costs an additional 25 percent to bring in to America. Aluminum costs an extra 10 percent.
These tariffs were announced in March, but Canada, Mexico and the European Union wereoriginally exempted from this, meaning the taxes didn't apply to them. Those exemptionsexpired last night.
Why are the tariffs in place? President Donald Trump wants to help the U.S. steel andaluminum industries by limiting what America brings in from other countries. This could helpimprove sales for the American metal producers. But it could also make it harder for the U.S. tosell other products in Canada, Mexico and Europe, because those nations announced they'dput tariffs on their own on U.S. goods.
Investors are also concerned that a trade war could flare up. Trade negotiations between theU.S. and the affected countries are ongoing.