Medical Emergencies

Social Distancing as a Means to Avoid Contagion

Social Distancing as a Means to Avoid Contagion

There can be no rule of thumb for how long you need to stay isolated for, but if any of you think a month will do it you need to think again. Although diseases spread at different rates, have different incubation times and are infectious at different times during their course they all rely on one thing. A supply of suitable hosts.

Ebola Infected Americans Being Flown Back From Africa

Ebola Infected Americans Being Flown Back From Africa

One mistake with this, and people are going to start dying across the United States. From the point that the Ebola patient leaves the isolation ward in Africa the risks to the rest of the world start to grow.

MERS may have mutated to airborne agent

MERS may have mutated to airborne agent

Particles of the MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) virus have been found in the air of a barn that had housed an infected camel. The particles contained genetic fragments of the virus on all three days that the air was sampled.

Chagas Disease – A Slow Burning Emergency

Chagas Disease – A Slow Burning Emergency

With poverty increasing across the globe and more people experiencing homelessness and living in areas and conditions that favour the Reduviid bugs that cause Chagas, it has the possibility of becoming a slow burn emergency, the extent of which may not be known for two decades.

The Coming Plague?

The Coming Plague?

We are not invincible and need to be acutely aware of the dangers posed by the swath of once eradicated disease that have now re-entered our country.

When All Else Fails: A Few Improvised First Aid Materials

When All Else Fails: A Few Improvised First Aid Materials

You may find yourself in situations where you have less than ideal materials to work with, and are far and away from the proper facilities.

Worried about a Health Crisis Caused by Immigrant Kids? Mainstream Says You’re “Hysterical” and “Fear-Mongering”

Worried about a Health Crisis Caused by Immigrant Kids?

Despite H1N1, measles, scabies, and tuberculosis, you’re just an anti-immigrant bigot if you’re concerned about disease.

Identifying and Treating Spider Bites

Identifying and Treating Spider Bites

Most spiders do not pose a threat to humans, but knowing how to identify and treat bites is important just in case.

Will You Die From Heat Stroke If The Grid Falls?

Will You Die From Heat Stroke If The Grid Falls?

Heat stroke, if not treated immediately, is likely to lead to death. Knowing the signs to look for and the steps to take are vital for the preservation of you and your group.

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