Coronavirus Update: Spread to the US is “Inevitable”

Cases of COVID-19 are spreading rapidly and freely outside China for the first time. While the cases in China have declined since the beginning of February, the illness has erupted far from the point of origin in Wuhan. Hundreds of confirmed cases in pockets of South Korea, Italy and Iran have … Read more about Coronavirus Update: Spread to the US is “Inevitable”

Coronavirus Update: First Two Deaths Outside Mainland China from 2019-nCoV

The death toll in China from the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is now at 427, killing more people there in a matter of weeks than the 9-month severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2002 and 2003. (SARS took 349 lives and infected 5,327 people in China.) As of issue, there have been 20,000 … Read more about Coronavirus Update: First Two Deaths Outside Mainland China from 2019-nCoV

Coronavirus Update: WHO declares a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

The World Health Organization declared today the coronavirus that originated from Wuhan, China, last month, is now a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the WHO, stated that the main reason for the declaration was not … Read more about Coronavirus Update: WHO declares a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

Coronavirus Update: Fifth Confirmed Case in the US

The death toll in China from the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has skyrocketed to 81, and the case count has jumped to 3,000. On the heels of the latest numbers, China's Health Minister, Ma Xiaowei announced yesterday that the virus can be spread before a person shows symptoms, indicating that the virus … Read more about Coronavirus Update: Fifth Confirmed Case in the US

Coronavirus Update: Travel Advisory Warnings in China

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has raised the Travel Advisory Warning to Level 3 (Avoid Nonessential Travel) to Wuhan City, China, due to the ongoing outbreak of the novel respiratory coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. As part of the Chinese Emergency Preparedness Plan, officials … Read more about Coronavirus Update: Travel Advisory Warnings in China

Novel Coronavirus Discovered in Wuhan City, China

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that Chinese authorities have made an initial identification of a new coronavirus connected to recent cases of pneumonia in Wuhan City, China. As of Thursday, January 9, 2020, the WHO does not recommend “any specific measures for travelers” … and … Read more about Novel Coronavirus Discovered in Wuhan City, China

Snakebites: A Leading Global Health Crisis Causing 200 Deaths Every Day

Ophidiophobia is the term to describe one’s abnormal fear of snakes. Researchers believe that the fear has evolutionary traces, developed by early humans as a survival tactic. Although the exact number of individuals suffering from Ophidiophobia is unknown, snake fears are relatively common. … Read more about Snakebites: A Leading Global Health Crisis Causing 200 Deaths Every Day

Understanding “Elimination” vs “Eradication” of Infectious Diseases in The Wake of The Measles Outbreak

Latest Measles Data   From January 1, 2019, through May 10, 2019, measles cases are now up to 839 and present in 23 states, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week. The outbreaks in the US have been cited as “numerous” and “unrelated” to each other. The … Read more about Understanding “Elimination” vs “Eradication” of Infectious Diseases in The Wake of The Measles Outbreak

Measles Cases Hit 25-Year Record High At The Start Of National Infant Immunization Week

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report today that at least 704 people have been sickened by measles since January 1, 2019 – the greatest number of reported cases in 25 years, marking a sad and alarming milestone in the history of the disease. The measles … Read more about Measles Cases Hit 25-Year Record High At The Start Of National Infant Immunization Week

2018 World Cup: Measles Travel Warning

On Thursday, millions from around the world will be attending, tuning in or live streaming the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the world’s most popular sporting event, featuring the world’s most popular athlete – Cristiano Ronaldo. For those lucky enough to attend this highly anticipated global event, the CDC … Read more about 2018 World Cup: Measles Travel Warning

Learn How To Control Bleeding: Stop The Bleed Tutorial

VIGILINT’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, David Thompson (MPAS, PA-C) discusses the origin of the National Stop the Bleed Day (March 31) and why the bystanders’ role is so vitally important in saving a life in the case of a traumatic bleeding event. This video shows how to apply a commercial … Read more about Learn How To Control Bleeding: Stop The Bleed Tutorial