Global & Disaster Medicine

Archive for June, 2016

Turkey: Death toll rises to 42 after woman dies at hospital


Terror in the terminal at Ataturk Airport


Istanbul: One suicide bomber detonates himself


Istanbul Airport

UNICEF: The number of children who do not attend school is rising, child marriage has not dropped in decades and millions of young children will die mostly preventable deaths by 2030 if global poverty is not addressed



Saudi MOH: ‘2 New Confirmed MERS-CoV Cases Recorded’


At least five people have been killed and 15 others wounded in a multiple suicide bomb attack in north-eastern Lebanon.



Female genital mutilation and excision (FGM/E) continues to be carried out in every region of Guinea. With the second highest prevalence of FGM/E worldwide after Somalia, 97% of women and girls aged 15 to 49 years in Guinea have undergone excision.


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Weather Patterns

National Weather Outlook

Central Great Lakes sector loop

Northeast sector loop


The Alere™ Filariasis Test Strip (FTS) is a rapid diagnostic tool that provides qualitative detection of lymphatic filariasis (LF) infection and is the test recommended by WHO for mapping and monitoring LF elimination programs.


A newly developed FTS automated test reader was recently evaluated in Haiti.



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