Continued Catastrophe in Yemen: A War-Torn Country Plagued with Multiple Infectious Diseases

While COVID-19 dominates global headlines, Yemen, a country located on the Arabian Peninsula in the Middle East, has been experiencing years of multiple intense and extremely deadly disease outbreaks since 2015. The roots of Yemen’s health and humanitarian crises date back to the Arab Spring … Read more about Continued Catastrophe in Yemen: A War-Torn Country Plagued with Multiple Infectious Diseases

Spread of Remote Diseases to Major Cities

While adventure travelers to sub-Saharan Africa have known for years about the intricacies of malaria prophylaxis or sleeping with a mosquito net, travelers to more tame locations now need to prepare for some of those same diseases.  An increasing number of mosquito-borne illnesses common in … Read more about Spread of Remote Diseases to Major Cities

Dengue Bites: Southeast Asia and the Explosive Growth of an Emerging Disease

Last year, the sudden emergence of Zika virus stunned onlookers around the world. Now dengue [deng-gay] fever, a close relative of Zika, is infecting tens of thousands across Southeast Asia. This summer’s outbreaks are a result of decades of explosive growth: since 1970, dengue’s endemic area … Read more about Dengue Bites: Southeast Asia and the Explosive Growth of an Emerging Disease

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