CDC Warns Of A New Multi-Drug Resistant Salmonella Outbreak

Last week’s salmonella outbreak affected 29 states and sickened 92 people, resulting in 21 hospitalizations (no deaths have been reported). These cases mark the 16th salmonella outbreak in 2018,  which is twice as many as 2015 or 2016. The current outbreak is courtesy of a strain … Read more about CDC Warns Of A New Multi-Drug Resistant Salmonella Outbreak

Traveler’s Diarrhea

Traveler’s diarrhea is one of the most common health issues individuals can encounter while traveling in a foreign country. Also known as TD, the stomach and intestinal infection is so common, the CDC reports nearly 30% to 70% of all travelers experience a type of Traveler’s diarrhea while … Read more about Traveler’s Diarrhea

2018 Olympics: Threat of North Korean Attack Lessens; What You Still Need to Know about PyeongChang Medical Facilities

North Korea will be sending athletes to compete in South Korea In less than a month, millions of people from around the world will venture to PyeongChang, South Korea, for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. In what South Korea has called the “peace games,” the North Korean and South Korean … Read more about 2018 Olympics: Threat of North Korean Attack Lessens; What You Still Need to Know about PyeongChang Medical Facilities

Norovirus Outbreak in Raleigh

Last week, NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, announced that 60 students have contracted norovirus, which is a highly contagious disease causing inflammation of the stomach or intestines or both. VIGILINT’s headquarters is in the Raleigh area. The outbreak is said to have begun on … Read more about Norovirus Outbreak in Raleigh

Inside the Opioid Crisis

Every 19 minutes someone dies from an accidental drug overdose. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirm that 1 in 4 who use opioid painkillers get addicted to them. In a span of 16 years, more than 183,000 people have died in the US from overdoses related to opioids. On average, … Read more about Inside the Opioid Crisis

Plague Outbreak Leaves 57 Dead in Madagascar

This might be news to some, but centuries after the black death took 25 million lives -  an estimated 60% of the European population – the plague is still present in our modern world. Madagascar, an island located off the southeast coast of Africa and home to 24.89 million residents, is experiencing … Read more about Plague Outbreak Leaves 57 Dead in Madagascar

Harvey Aftermath: What Happens Now?

As the nation's attention turns towards Hurricane Irma and the potential of another catastrophic storm hitting the United States, Houston and its residents have only just begun the massive clean up and damage assessment from Hurricane Harvey. The storm itself has subsided to a tropical storm … Read more about Harvey Aftermath: What Happens Now?

VIGILINT Case Study – Medical Emergency at a Corporate Event

Overview: Special events present unique medical challenges that require on-the-ground medical support, crisis management and an actionable plan. This case study illustrates the value of VIGILINT’s on-site medical expertise at a global corporation’s retreat in Las Vegas. Note: The corporation and … Read more about VIGILINT Case Study – Medical Emergency at a Corporate Event

VIGILINT PHYSICIAN DR. JASON “JR” PICKETT APPOINTED DEPUTY MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF THE AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY EMS

June 30, 2017, Morrisville, NC: VIGILINT, an international health protection company, today announced Jason Pickett, MD FACEP FAEMS, a member of the VIGILINT physician team, will also hold the position of deputy medical director for the Austin-Travis County EMS. He will join the Office of the … Read more about VIGILINT PHYSICIAN DR. JASON “JR” PICKETT APPOINTED DEPUTY MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF THE AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY EMS

VIGILINT NAMES SUZANNE GARBER, GLOBAL HEALTH-TECH FOUNDER, TO ITS BOARD OF ADVISORS

June 12, 2017, Morrisville, NC:  VIGILINT, an international health protection company, today announced the appointment of Suzanne Garber, global healthcare executive to its Board of Advisors.  Garber has diverse executive leadership experience in the healthcare, travel, and logistics … Read more about VIGILINT NAMES SUZANNE GARBER, GLOBAL HEALTH-TECH FOUNDER, TO ITS BOARD OF ADVISORS

VIGILINT AND CLEVELAND CLINIC TO OFFER REAL TIME TELEMEDICINE SERVICE FOR GLOBAL TRAVELERS

February 15, 2017, Morrisville, NC, and Cleveland, Ohio: VIGILINT and Cleveland Clinic are collaborating to offer the Global MedAssist Program (GMAP), a telemedicine program available at anytime from anywhere in the world. This collaboration combines VIGILINT's highly specialized emergency … Read more about VIGILINT AND CLEVELAND CLINIC TO OFFER REAL TIME TELEMEDICINE SERVICE FOR GLOBAL TRAVELERS

RIO OLYMPICS: ZIKA STILL A RISK FOR WOMEN OF CHILDBEARING AGE; BUT DENGUE FEVER COULD POSE A GREATER RISK

August 3, Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Although the Zika virus has received copious media attention surrounding the 2016 Rio Olympic games, the lesser-reported on virus, Dengue Fever may pose a stronger threat. Both athletes and attendees alike should be aware of the VIGILINT recommended precautions … Read more about RIO OLYMPICS: ZIKA STILL A RISK FOR WOMEN OF CHILDBEARING AGE; BUT DENGUE FEVER COULD POSE A GREATER RISK