VIGILINT Blog

Nipah Virus Outbreak: Deadly and Dynamic Situation in India

May 23, 2018 | Emily Elmore

May 23, 2018: 10 people in Kerala, a southern state in India, have been confirmed dead as a result of the deadly Nipah virus (NiV), said to have been spread by fruit bats. The Nipah virus was first identified in 1999 when pig farmers in Malaysia and Singapore fell extremely ill because of close contact […]

Learn How To Control Bleeding: Stop The Bleed Tutorial

Mar 31, 2018 | Emily Elmore

VIGILINT’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, David Thompson (MPAS, PA-C) discusses the origin of the National Stop the Bleed Day (March 31) and why the bystanders’ role is so vitally important in saving a life in the case of a traumatic bleeding event. This video shows how to apply a commercial tourniquet (when it is readily […]

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 […]