Nigeria’s Newest Lassa Fever Outbreak

Mar 14, 2018 | Deirdre Curran

Though Nigeria escaped the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak relatively unscathed, the country is suffering through the latest Lassa fever outbreak. Since the beginning of 2018, the Nigerian CDC has reported 365 confirmed cases across 19 of Nigeria’s 36 states, with a case fatality rate of 24% among confirmed and probable cases. International media outlets are finally […]

Yellow Fever Epidemic Threatens Brazil

Mar 13, 2018 | Alexandra Valinski

Brazil is no stranger to mosquito-borne diseases, but some outbreaks tend to grasp media coverage and public attention more than others. The 2016 Zika virus outbreak made global headlines when it threatened much of Central and South America and endangered citizens and travelers alike. In the early months of 2016, the World Health Organization declared […]

New Developments in the Fight against Alzheimer’s: Cleveland Clinic Researchers Find Promising Results

Feb 19, 2018 | Elizabeth Tow

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic, VIGILINT’s collaborator on our GMAP program, have found a major breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease. The study was led by Riqiang Yan,Ph.D and found that inhibiting BACE1, the beta-secretase enzyme active in Alzheimer’s Disease in adult mice halted the generation, and in some cases reversed the buildup of the amyloid […]

Contagious Norovirus has spread to the Olympic Village

Feb 07, 2018 | Derrick Flakoll

A norovirus outbreak has struck PyeongChang, South Korea two days before the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics are due to begin. 41 private guards hired to secure the games were hospitalized with severe diarrhea and vomiting late on Sunday. As of February 6th, 2018, 1,200 private security personnel at the Olympic site are […]

Fever Dreams: The 1918 Flu Pandemic, ‘Super Vaccines’, and the Fight to Stop the Next Global Outbreak

Feb 01, 2018 | Derrick Flakoll

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of an influenza pandemic that devastated the world, a global outbreak that has been cited as the worst in recorded history. As American troops deployed to the Western Front at the close of World War 1, the flu spread from Kansas military camps across the United States and Europe. The […]