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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Medical Emergencies: Acute Alcohol Intoxication

Acute alcohol intoxication occurs mainly in heavy drinkers specifically in the young adult population as well as those older than 60 years old. Alcohol is one of the most common and prevalent psychotropic substances that is widely circulated around the world that is known to affect mood, judgment, behavior, concentration and consciousness. Most individuals who […]

Duty To Rescue

Good Samaritan Laws should not be confused with the duty to rescue. Under the common-law (English common-law), Good Samaritan Laws provide a defence against torts arising from attempted rescue or aid. Such laws do not necessarily constitute a duty to rescue, such as exists in some civil law countries and in the common law under […]