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Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a viral infection transmitted by the bite of particular species of mosquito called the yellow fever mosquito. Yellow fever mosquitoes are normally found in tropical and subtropical areas of America and Africa, but not in Asia. The hosts of this virus are primates and a few types of mosquitoes. Africa is said […]

Rib contusion

What is a rib contusion? The meaning of contusion is “bruise” which is actually a local collection of blood under skin due to rupture of blood vessels present there. Usually, a rib contusion or bruised rib occurs when there is an injury to the rib causing it to break or dislocate. Most of the time […]

Ricin Poisoning

Ricin poisoning is a rare but fatal occurrence. Ricin is a powerful poison that comes from waste mash leftovers of processed castor beans (Ricinus communis), which are processed all over the world. Ricin is not temperature sensitive as it can withstand extremely cold or extremely hot temperatures and remain as an active poison. Currently, there […]

Dengue Fever: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Dengue fever is a disease commonly occurring in tropical and subtropical countries but occurs anywhere I the world. It is transmitted to people through the bite of Aedis aegypti and other species of the Aedes genus mosquitoes. Although anyone is at risk for getting this disease, people with compromised immune systems are more at risk. […]

Taking the Extra Precautions: Childproofing the House

Childproofing the house is one of the most important tools to safeguard young infants and children as prevention can eliminate many injuries causing death. Childproofing the house is one of the most important tools to safeguard young infants and children. Accidental injuries is one the most common killers in children, thus taking the necessary precautions […]

Emergency Management Response to Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Terrorism

The threat of terrorism and the need for an effective emergency management response have become such a very talked about issue especially in the developed countries which are often the main target of terrorist attacks. Terrorism has emerged as the single most feared threat to life, property and government because contemporary terrorist attacks are no […]

Keep Your Children Safe Under the Sun

For most of us, summer is the best time of the year. But the summer heat can cause damage especially to children’s delicate skin. Here are summer safety tips for all parents to know. Summer is amazing, with its warm weather and longer days. Children can roam around and enjoy different outdoor activities. However, too […]

Catatonic Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia refers to a collection of mental illnesses and catatonic schizophrenia is one type of illness under its name. People with catatonic schizophrenia can act unusual in many ways, for example they may be very chatty and hyper or they may extraordinarily quiet. This type of behavior may go on for months, if left untreated. […]