2017 in Review: The Major Health Stories of the Year

From the opioid crisis in the U.S. to bird flu in China, we’re bringing you a roundup of our major global health stories of 2017: The Opioid Crisis Since 2000, more than 500,000 people have died from deaths and currently, ninety-one Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The … Read more about 2017 in Review: The Major Health Stories of the Year

VIGILINT CMO: Pregnant Women Should Still Get The Flu Shot, Despite CDC Study

On September 13, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention published their study in Vaccine Journal identifying a possible link between miscarriages in pregnant women and multiple doses of a specific influenza vaccine. The study was conducted over two flu seasons (2010-2011, 2011-2012) and … Read more about VIGILINT CMO: Pregnant Women Should Still Get The Flu Shot, Despite CDC Study

Africa: Dead on the Road

When thinking about the leading cause of death in Africa, you may be surprised to learn it’s not malaria or cholera. In fact, seemingly inconsequential road traffic accidents are responsible for more deaths than malaria in some African countries, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Africa and … Read more about Africa: Dead on the Road

The Reappearance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Human beings have benefited from vaccinations for over two centuries. The introduction of medicine as a pathway to prevent diseases came in 1796 when Edward Jenner, a country doctor from England, discovered that milkmaids who had been infected with cowpox (the first vaccine) did not show symptoms of … Read more about The Reappearance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Cholera Plagues East Africa

Africa is no stranger to cholera, with the continent accounting for 41% of the world’s reported cholera cases in 2015. Cholera is an easily preventable, acute diarrheal disease that is spread by ingesting food or water contaminated with feces. VIGILINT Staff Physician, Dr. Jason Pickett, highlights … Read more about Cholera Plagues East Africa

Epidemiology Report: Mosquito Borne Diseases From Travel

As VIGILINT has reported, the 2016 Zika outbreak in Central and South America highlighted the threat posed by vector-borne diseases to governments, corporations, and travelers. With the ability to host a number of different diseases, mosquitos cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people … Read more about Epidemiology Report: Mosquito Borne Diseases From Travel