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Puerto Rico Increases Death Toll to 50 times the Originally Reported Number

Aug 29, 2018 | Megan Kasprzak

As the nation’s attention turns towards peak hurricane season this year, Puerto Rico and its residents have only just begun to recover from the 2017 hurricane season. In September 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria tore merciless paths of destruction through the Caribbean. Hurricane Irma was a category 5 storm that boasted wind speeds that reached up […]

Traveler’s Diarrhea

Aug 21, 2018 | Cameron Burnsed

Traveler’s diarrhea is one of the most common health issues individuals can encounter while traveling in a foreign country. Also known as TD, the stomach and intestinal infection is so common, the CDC reports nearly 30% to 70% of all travelers experience a type of Traveler’s diarrhea while traveling. The unpleasant illness has earned infamous nicknames like “Montezuma’s Revenge,” “Pharaoh’s Revenge,” and “Delhi Belly.” It can take up to […]

2018 World Cup: Measles Travel Warning

Jun 12, 2018 | Emily Elmore

On Thursday, millions from around the world will be attending, tuning in or live streaming the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the world’s most popular sporting event, featuring the world’s most popular athlete – Cristiano Ronaldo. For those lucky enough to attend this highly anticipated global event, the CDC has recommended that all attendees should receive […]

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 […]