Global & Disaster Medicine

Archive for October, 2016

The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) who advise the WHO on vaccine issues this week recommended that countries prepare to administer IPV intradermally instead of SQ as a dose-sparing tactic.


  • Administering the vaccine intradermally rather than subcutaneously could increase the available doses at least twofold.
  • In June the same panel approved a plan to stretch limited yellow fever vaccine supplies—drained by outbreaks in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo—by using one-fifth of the regular dose.


Chikungunya: 304,322 suspected, confirmed, and imported cases have been reported in the Americas & the number of deaths this year stayed even at 106.


October 24 is World Polio Day

Tracking Seymour

A tour bus returning from a casino crashed into the rear of a semi-tractor trailer on Sunday near Palm Springs, California, killing 13 people and injuring 31.


On October 23, 2002, about 50 Chechen rebels storm a Moscow theater, taking up to 700 people hostage.

“….After a 57-hour-standoff at the Palace of Culture, during which two hostages were killed, Russian special forces surrounded and raided the theater on the morning of October 26. Later it was revealed that they had pumped a powerful narcotic gas into the building, knocking nearly all of the terrorists and hostages unconscious before breaking into the walls and roof and entering through underground sewage tunnels. Most of the guerrillas and 120 hostages were killed during the raid….”


Oct. 23, 1983: A suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International Airport in Lebanon killed 220 U.S. Marines, 18 sailors and 3 Army soldiers; a near-simultaneous attack on French forces killed 58 paratroopers.

Police investigating a “chemical incident” at London City Airport have found suspected CS gas spray.

SKY News


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Saudi MOH: ‘3 New Confirmed Corona Cases Recorded’


Multistate outbreak of hepatitis A linked to frozen strawberries: Update

Map of the United States showing case count per state.


At a Glance

  • Case Count: 134
  • States: 9
  • Deaths: 0
  • Hospitalizations: 52


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