The Vigilint Blog

Global Medical News as reported from our Medical Intelligence Center and Leadership Team

Measles: Here to Stay?

By Claire Karasek | June 22, 2017

During the 1950s, in stark contrast to the present day, almost every American was affected by the measles, with nearly all children suffering a bout of the measles before their 15th birthday. Now, 17 years after being declared eliminated, the U.S. is experiencing a comeback of this deadly disease. Back Again So Soon? Until 2008,… Read more about Measles: Here to Stay?

Epidemiology Report: Mosquito Borne Diseases From Travel

By Mary-Kathryn Hawes | June 21, 2017

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 worldwide each year. Increasing global temperatures create more mosquito-friendly habitats,… Read more about Epidemiology Report: Mosquito Borne Diseases From Travel

Travel Emergency Nightmare: Held Hostage by the Hospital

By Alexandra Valinski | June 16, 2017

We’ve all experienced an unexpected sickness while traveling, possibly caused by an undercooked piece of meat from the local “go-to” restaurant or maybe a virus that was contracted earlier inconveniently rearing its ugly head 2,000 miles from home. Sickness does not discriminate; the anxiety triples when we are in a foreign country and worsens if… Read more about Travel Emergency Nightmare: Held Hostage by the Hospital

Zika: One Year Later

By Derrick Flakoll | May 3, 2017

April 17, 2017: One year ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika a global public health emergency. While that formal emergency designation was rescinded several months ago, Zika remains a serious health threat for governments, corporations, and travelers. Its severe repercussions for pregnancies and rare but potentially severe complications in adults, wide geographic spread,… Read more about Zika: One Year Later

Cuts to USAID increase the likelihood of a major global pandemic

By Emily Elmore | April 26, 2017

With government program funding cuts and key positions left unfilled, the United States is critically unprepared to forestall the emergency of the next global pandemic. A corporation’s internal preparedness pandemic preparedness efforts just became significantly more important. The Trump Administration is proposing a 25% funding cut at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).… Read more about Cuts to USAID increase the likelihood of a major global pandemic

Monthly Newsletter

Featuring global health news from our Medical Intelligence Center

Sign Up!

Latest Blogs