One more thing to worry about: Ebola
A friend of mine has given up following "the Great Game" being played on the Black Sea and around the Mediterranean basin in favor of following an Ebola outbreak on the former Slave Coast of Africa:
Since March, medical professionals in western Africa have been battling a raging Ebola epidemic. Now, it has officially become the most deadly outbreak of the virus ever.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the epidemic has so far killed more than 390 people and afflicted more than 600 in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where the current outbreak originated. That's deadlier than the virus's first outbreak in 1976 near the Ebola River in the current-day Democratic Republic of Congo which killed 280 people.
Resources are also wearing thin. "The epidemic is out of control," Bart Janssens, the director of operations for Médecins Sans Frontières (the French version of Doctors Without Borders) said in a statement. "We have reached our limits. Despite the human resources and equipment deployed by [Doctors Without Borders] in the three affected countries, we are no longer able to send teams to the new outbreak sites."
Here's a map; I've helpfully indicated the international airports:
I'd like to know more about the social conditions Ebola arises in. I'm guessing they're not pretty.