VIGILINT Blog

2018 Olympics: While the threat of North Korean Attacks Lessens, Here’s What You Need to Know about South Korea’s Medical Facilities

Jan 16, 2018 | Emily Elmore

North Korea will be sending athletes to compete in the Olympics In less than a month, millions of people from around the world will venture to PyeongChang, South Korea, for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. In what South Korea has dubbed the “peace games,” the North Korean and South Korean governments arrived at a careful negotiation last […]

Flu Season is Upon Us

Jan 08, 2018 | Alexandra Valinski

We all prepare for the winter season in similar ways—cutting firewood, making homemade dishes, drinking hot beverages, and for many of us, receiving the flu shot. The annual prick has become a habit for many Americans as the cold, winter months approach. Although this task may seem like one more thing that we must fit […]

2017 in Review: The Major Health Stories of the Year

Dec 28, 2017 | Mary-Kathryn Hawes

From the opioid crisis in the U.S. to bird flu in China, we’re bringing you a roundup of our major global health stories of 2017: The Opioid Crisis Since 2000, more than 500,000 people have died from deaths and currently, ninety-one Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The progression of our current opioid […]

Ebola’s Social Side Effects: Liberia’s Election and the Lingering Impacts of the Ebola Crisis

Dec 13, 2017 | Derrick Flakoll

Two years after its devastating Ebola outbreak, Liberia has been in the global spotlight once again. The African nation’s contested presidential election could result in its first democratic transfer of power after a 12 year tenure from President Ellen Johnson, Africa’s first female elected head of state. In the past three decades, Liberia’s international record […]

Norovirus Outbreak in Raleigh

Dec 11, 2017 | Emily Elmore

Last week, NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, announced that 60 students have contracted norovirus, which is a highly contagious disease causing inflammation of the stomach or intestines or both. VIGILINT’s headquarters is in the Raleigh area. The outbreak is said to have begun on Tuesday, December 5. Wake County Human Services Department confirmed […]