Articles Tagged with pandemic

Ebola: CDC Issues Level 1 Alert Over Ongoing Outbreak

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an Ebola level 1 emergency alert. The highest alert available to the agency has only been used two other times in the history of agency The CDC issued the top emergency alert level in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina and in 2009 during the H1N1 influenza… Read more »

Anthrax ‘Mishap’ Investigation Reveals Shocking Safety Lapses


Anthrax mishandling at a federal government laboratory in Atlanta was billed as a highly unusual incident, but additional safety lapses have been discovered during the investigation into the health scare. A report released earlier this week by a House committee revealed that additional vials of anthrax were found stored in unrestricted hallways in unlocked refrigerators…. Read more »

Swine Flu: Illegal Immigrant Child Hospitalized With H1N1

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Swine flu was just diagnosed in at least one illegal immigrant child being housed in government facilities along the Mexican border. The case in Texas has prompted the transportation of 2,000 vaccines to Lackland Air Force Base to treat all military personnel, civilian staffer, and illegal immigrants who may have been exposed. The young children… Read more »

Polio Outbreak Called ‘International Emergency’ By WHO

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The polio outbreak has now been deemed an “international emergency” by the World Health Organization. The spread of polio is expected to increase over the course of the next several months. The large number of new cases of the crippling disease threatens to destroy a 30-yar effort to eradicate the condition. The WHO is reporting… Read more »

Ebola Outbreak May Have Spread Out Of Africa And Into Europe


The Ebola outbreak in Africa may have spread to Europe despite pandemic containment efforts. World Health Organization officials have been working diligently to contain the Ebola outbreak to West Africa, but their efforts may have failed. A Reuters report on the Ebola outbreak claims that death toll statistics will no longer be released to the… Read more »

Ebola Virus Epidemic or Outbreak?

The Ebola Virus: Outbreak, Epidemic or Pandemic?

The Ebola virus is also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF). Although it does not cause the heightened effects noted in the 1995 film, Outbreak, it does lead to haemorrhagic fever, causing diarrhea, vomiting, muscle pain/weakness, organ failure and internal/external bleeding. It’s a deadly disease that, as of this moment, has no cure. Treatments… Read more »

Ebola Virus Hits Canada: Could This Be The Start Of A Pandemic?

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The Ebola virus appears to have hit Canada. One man who recently traveled to West Africa, where the virus is already running rampant, is being kept in isolation as a hospital in Saskatoon. The Canadian man reportedly presented with symptoms of a hemorrhagic fever which Saskatchewan health officials believe resemble the early stages of the… Read more »

Off Grid Living Medical Preparedness Tips [Interview]

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Off grid medical preparedness education can mean the difference between life and death. Folks living on a homestead or in rural areas often have less access to healthcare facilities on a typical day, and during a major disaster, the options for aid become even fewer. During massive natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, even urban… Read more »

New Model For Pandemic Disease Control Announced For U.S. Airpoirts

New Model For Pandemic Disease Control Announced For U.S. Airpoirts

Pandemic experts have announced a new model for disease control that better takes into account the movement of people through airports throughout the United States, reports a press release from MIT Media Relations. In past pandemic models, the roles of certain airports were overestimated while the roles of other airports were underestimated. For example, it… Read more »