Global & Disaster Medicine

Archive for July, 2018

Tropical Storm 12W (Ampil) Warning #15; Issued at 21/0900Z

Tropical Depression 13W (Thirteen) Warning #03; Issued at 21/0900Z

Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert WTPN21; Issued at 21/0730Z

Out in the western Pacific

Blistering Heat Wave Across Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley This Weekend; Severe thunderstorms are expected across much of the southeastern US with the greatest concentration centered over the southern Appalachians. Severe thunderstorms will also be possible during the afternoon and evening across the northern High Plains.

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In June, 2017, snakebite envenoming was classified as a category A neglected tropical disease

Vulnerability to snakebite envenoming: a global mapping of hotspots

Longbottom, Joshua et al.
The Lancet
“……Although about 6.85 billion people worldwide live within range of areas inhabited by snakes, about 146.70 million live within remote areas lacking quality health-care provisioning……”
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Lesbos, Greece: Currently, there are over 8,000 people crammed into a space designed for 3,000 in Moria refugee camp that is leading to clashes and riots, incidents of sexual violence, and a sinking state of mental health.


Fourteen people have been wounded, some seriously, in a knife attack on a bus in Lübeck, Germany



7/20/2012: A mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, CO that killed 12 and wounded 70 others.


“……On this day in 2012, gunman James Holmes started a mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, a Denver suburb, killing 12 people—the youngest a 6-year-old girl—and injuring at least 70 others.

The Aurora shooting took place shortly after the start of a crowded midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises, which opened across the United States that day. It was the deadliest mass shooting in Colorado since the 1999 Columbine shooting…..”

A flurry of tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people Thursday


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