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Category Archives: Health

Ebola Deaths Top 10,000

The largest Ebola epidemic in history passed a grim milestone according to figures released Thursday by the World Health Organization. WHO’s most recent tally showed that the virus has claimed 10,004 lives in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since last year. The number of cases in those three West African nations has slowed, but they…
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UN: More Disaster Risk Management Funds

The United Nations released its 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR15) last week along with a request for more international investment toward a global disaster risk management fund. According to the yearly report’s findings, disaster losses worldwide average $250 billion to $300 billion annually. The report also stated that a $6 billion…
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Liberia’s Last Ebola Patient Released from Treatment

After 16 days in a Chinese Ebola Treatment Unit in Monrovia, the last remaining Liberian patient was released on March 5, 2015. Her name is Beatrice Yardolo, a 58-year-old woman who contracted the virus after three of her children had died from Ebola earlier this year. The family caught it from Beatrice’s son, who was…
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Measles: US Outbreak Grows; Toddler Dies in Germany

The measles outbreak in the United States continues to grow. Thirteen new cases were confirmed in the last week, bringing the total number of U.S. cases to 154 across 17 states and the District of Columbia. A measles outbreak in Germany claimed its first victim this week with the death of an 18-month-old toddler at…
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Measles Outbreak Continues to Spread in US

With 20 new cases confirmed in the last week, the measles outbreak continues to spread in the United States. Now, experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are saying the U.S. is experiencing two measles outbreaks plus several additional cases not linked to the outbreaks. On Feb. 17, the CDC reported that there…
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BLU-MED Deployable Hospitals for Flu Outbreak ER Overflow

                  South Carolina’s Spartanburg Regional Medical Center is battling a flu outbreak that’s clogged emergency rooms throughout the state with equipment from BLU-MED Response Systems®. “We are like all of the hospitals in (this region), full to all of our adult capacity,” Spartanburg Regional Chief Medical Officer…
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UPDATE: MERS CoV in Saudi Arabia

While the fight against Ebola continues in West Africa – particularly in Guinea and Sierra Leone – Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS CoV) is affecting Saudi Arabia and surrounding countries. MERS CoV usually develops into a severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
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BLU-MED Environmental Control Unit (ECU)

Is your mobile hospital in an extreme environment? Provide the best medical care by controlling the temperature with the BLU-MED Environmental Control Unit (ECU). Call 1-425-739-2795 to discuss. - See more at: https://www.blu-med.com/en/blog/blu-med-environmental-control-unit-ecu/#sthash.Y9xjfngB.dpuf
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Hospital Options for Humanitarian Aid Organizations

Humanitarian aid organizations need a versatile hospital with rapid deployment capability. The BLU-MED RapidSurge™ trailer series will help you meet any medical facility need. The RapidSurge™ can be used as an in-patient ward, first aid station, vaccine shelter, or for medical equipment storage. Call +1-425-739-2795 or fill out a contact form to discuss what turnkey option is…
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Disaster Preparedness

We are bombarded by headlines of increasing natural disasters, exorbitant recovery costs, and shown images of millions of people affected by disasters. How are we to move forward with our daily lives without fear while still being prepared if the worst occurs? The answer is disaster preparedness. Disaster preparedness comes in several forms. Individuals and families can create…
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Management of the Deceased After Natural Disasters with BLU-MED Deployable Mobile Morgue

Management of corpses during disasters is less about danger to citizens’ physical health than one may believe. Instead, the true danger of not properly disposing dead bodies is its effect on the mental health in the community. According to US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, “The relationship between natural disasters and communicable diseases is…
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Public Health Preparedness

Due to terrorism, public health preparedness has been on the forefront of political agendas and national discussions. Pubic health preparedness includes having stockpiles of hospitals, medication and vaccines to cure people of deathly diseases such as smallpox. However, public health is more than the preparation for extreme conditions. Public health monitors, regulates and promotes the…
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Prepping for a Natural Disaster or Emergency: Food and Water Storage

There are approximately 300 – 400 natural disasters each year. A report by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters showed that between 2002 and 2011 there were 124.5 million victims of natural disasters worldwide. It is a alarming thought, but 1 person in 25 has been affected by a natural disaster or…
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