Coronavirus Update: Serological Testing

Serological testing, also known as antibody testing, is a critical element of discussion when determining how and when the country will reopen. The process requires a blood sample to detect the presence of neutralizing antibodies (IgM, IgG) against a microorganism. Serological antibody tests are … Read more about Coronavirus Update: Serological Testing

Coronavirus Update: Reopening the Country

Reopening the Country Just 6 weeks ago, the US had 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 6 deaths - all in Washington state. Today, the country is a vastly different place. There are 560,433+ confirmed cases in all 50 states and in all US-held territories, and 22,115+ COVID-19 related deaths and the … Read more about Coronavirus Update: Reopening the Country

Coronavirus Update: WHO Declares COVID-19 a Pandemic

Today the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic. The novel virus which was discovered just three short months ago has taken over 4,300 lives and infected upwards of 120,000 people in 114 countries around the world. The exact definition of a pandemic is the "global … Read more about Coronavirus Update: WHO Declares COVID-19 a Pandemic

Bird Flu Continues to Ravage Parts of China

China is currently battling the largest outbreak of bird flu with “the greatest potential to cause a pandemic.”  Since its discovery in China in March 2013, avian influenza A (H7N9) has demonstrated an ability to mutate quickly. With these rapid changes, the virus has grown more lethal to … Read more about Bird Flu Continues to Ravage Parts of China

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