An unintended consequence of globalization and the spread of industrialization, air pollution has become the leading environmental cause of death globally and fifth among all causes of death, including smoking, diet, and high blood pressure. The 2017 State of Global Air report found that air … Read more about The Invisible Threat – Inside the Leading Environmental Cause of Death
Sub-Saharan Africa, aptly named the “African Meningitis Belt”, is no stranger to meningitis outbreaks with over one million cases reported since 1988. Outbreaks generally occur during the dry months (December – June) when people are more likely to spread the disease by sneezing and coughing as a … Read more about Meningitis in Nigeria
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 … Read more about Measles: Here to Stay?
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
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 … Read more about Travel Emergency Nightmare: Held Hostage by the Hospital
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 While that formal emergency designation was rescinded several months ago, Zika remains a serious health threat for governments, corporations, and travelers.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 … Read more about Zika: One Year Later
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 … Read more about Cuts to USAID increase the likelihood of a major global pandemic