Global & Disaster Medicine

Archive for August, 2016

Italian Premier taps into a “Reconstruction Czar.”

NY Times

  •  A 23-year-old student who was injured died at the hospital
  • Another body was extracted from the rubble of Amatrice’s Hotel Roma
  • The death toll is close to 300
  • A handful of people are still missing
  • There have been more than 3,200 post-quake aftershocks
  • Some 4,000 Italians remain homeless.


Hurricane Madeline

At least 11 people were found dead in Japan on Wednesday, most of them elderly residents at a nursing home, as heavy overnight rain from Typhoon Lionrock left towns flooded across the country’s north.

CBS News



Lester now a Cat. 4 Hurricane

Tropical storms in the Atlantic, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico


Congenital infection with Zika virus should be considered a risk factor for hearing loss.


Leal MC, Muniz LF, Ferreira TS, et al. Hearing Loss in Infants with Microcephaly and Evidence of Congenital Zika Virus Infection — Brazil, November 2015–May 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. ePub: 30 August 2016. DOI:


CDC: Zika around the world

Countries and territories with travel notices reporting active mosquito transmission of Zika virus

Not necessarily a bad thing: A loud noise mistaken for gunfire led to rumors that spread at blazing speed in person and on social media, setting off a panic that shut down one of the nation’s busiest airports, as passengers fled terminals and burst through security cordons, and as the police struggled to figure out what was happening and to restore order.

NY Times


One way to apply a tourniquet


The total number of Zika virus infections in Singapore has risen to 56.


‘….”They are not known to have traveled to Zika-affected areas recently, and are thus likely to have been infected in Singapore,” a statement released by the ministry said….’



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