Nipah Virus Outbreak: Deadly and Dynamic Situation in India

10 people in Kerala, a southern state in India, have been confirmed dead as a result of the deadly Nipah virus (NiV), said to have been spread by fruit bats. The Nipah virus was first identified in 1999 when pig farmers in Malaysia and Singapore fell extremely ill because of close contact with pigs … Read more about Nipah Virus Outbreak: Deadly and Dynamic Situation in India

Nigeria’s Newest Lassa Fever Outbreak

Though Nigeria escaped the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak relatively unscathed, the country is suffering through the latest Lassa fever outbreak. Since the beginning of 2018, the Nigerian Center for Disease Control has reported 353 confirmed cases across 18 of Nigeria’s 36 states, with a case fatality … Read more about Nigeria’s Newest Lassa Fever Outbreak

Facilities Need Emergency Disaster Plans

Nursing Home Residents Die After Irma-Related Power Outage As details continue to emerge, families in Florida are mourning the loss of at least eight nursing home residents after a Hurricane Irma-related power outage. Local authorities were only alerted Wednesday morning as a slow stream of … Read more about Facilities Need Emergency Disaster Plans