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Community Liaisons are Resourceful and Persistent
April 06, 2018This week, we ’re featuring stories from frontline health workers all over the world. It’s just one of the ways we’re celebrating World Health Worker Week 2018. Imagine having to travel for hours to a faraway health facility to get regular, critical care —even though there’s a similar facility just down the road from your home.This is what Luis*, 49, struggles with in Western Guatemala. He wants to get the HIV care he needs, earn a living, and maintain his privacy all at the same time —but it’s difficult.“In [the closest] HIV clinic, there is a cleanin...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

As “caravan” of illegal aliens approaches U.S. border, Trump will have all the reason he needs to SEAL it using the military
(Natural News) The Marxist Left is about to hand President Donald J. Trump a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a chief executive hell-bent on ending flagrant violations of U.S. immigration law. If you’ve kept up with the news this week, you know that a “caravan” consisting of about 1,500 people, most of them from Honduras between the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latin America & the Caribbean Edging Towards Eliminating Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, world's top infectious killer. Credit: UNBy Grace VirtueWASHINGTON DC, Mar 16 2018 (IPS)Known as El Libertador throughout the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, Simón Bolívar was central to the battle for independence from Spanish rule in Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. A less known fact is that Bolívar, the son of a wealthy Venezuelan creole family, died from tuberculosis (TB) on December 17, 1880, at age 47. His compatriot, renowned impressionist Cristobal Rojas, painted La Miseria in 1886, depicting the social conditions of the day that gave rise to TB. He died ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grace Virtue Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Counter-mapping: cartography that lets the powerless speak
How a subversive form of mapmaking charts the stories and customs of those who would traditionally be ignored Sara is a 32-year-old mother of four from Honduras. After leaving her children in the care of relatives, she travelled across three state borders on her way to the US, where she hoped to find work and send money home to her family. She was kidnapped in Mexico and held captive for three months, and was finally released when her family paid a ransom of $190.Her story is not uncommon. TheUN estimates that there are 258 million migrants in the world. In Mexico alone,1,600 migrants are thought to be kidnapped every mont...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Laurence O'Dwyer Tags: Science Geography Psychology Maps Source Type: news

Unaccompanied children migrating from Central America: public health implications for violence prevention and intervention - Estefan LF, Ports KA, Hipp T.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Unaccompanied children (UC) migrating to the USA from the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are an underserved population at high risk for health, academic, and social problems. These children experience ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Paramedics for Children is Making a Difference in Honduras
Making a difference in Honduras In 1997, Rodger Harrison started Paramedics for Children, a nonprofit that provides medical care to people in northern Honduras and throughout Central America. Photo courtesy Rodger Harrison One afternoon in 1997, a gregarious American paramedic was practicing his Spanish language skills in a bar in Copán Ruinas, Honduras, when an urgent plea for help filtered through the door. "There's a kid hurt," recalled Rodger Harrison. "They thought I was a doctor. There was not a doctor in town who would treat the poor people, so I got involved." He asked about an...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kate Dernocoeur, NREMT Tags: Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Paramedics for Children is Making a Difference in Honduras
Making a difference in Honduras In 1997, Rodger Harrison started Paramedics for Children, a nonprofit that provides medical care to people in northern Honduras and throughout Central America. Photo courtesy Rodger Harrison One afternoon in 1997, a gregarious American paramedic was practicing his Spanish language skills in a bar in Copán Ruinas, Honduras, when an urgent plea for help filtered through the door. "There's a kid hurt," recalled Rodger Harrison. "They thought I was a doctor. There was not a doctor in town who would treat the poor people, so I got involved." He asked about an...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kate Dernocoeur, NREMT Tags: Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

In Central America, Health Workers and Communities Achieve Big Progress in the Fight against HIV
Health workers in the HIV clinic at Juan Jos é Ortega National Hospital in Coatepeque, Guatemala. Photos by Anna Watts for IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 07, 2018IntraHealth International is in the final months of an intensive two-and-a-half-year collaboration with government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and civil society groups in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama to accelerate progress toward reaching theUNAIDS Fast-Track targets and ending the AIDS epidemic —and the results from the first two years are striking. IntraHealth’s local partners administered 186,471 HIV tests, rea...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

How a Venezuelan Living with HIV Could Change the Way Mexico Deals with Refugees
Daniel (not his real name), is a Venezuelan living with HIV. Mexico gave him refugee status, based on a humanitarian cause. Credit: Sergio Ortiz/ Amnistía InternacionalBy Josefina SalomonMEXICO CITY, Dec 21 2017 (IPS)As Daniel*, a 26-year-old architect, stood before a visibly exhausted doctor in the main public hospital of the once-idyllic beach resort town of Isla Margarita, northern Venezuela, a terrifying premonition took hold of him.“We are not doing tests until further notice. The machine is not working and we don’t have any reagents,” the man in the white coat told him.It was early June 2015....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Josefina Salomon Tags: Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean LGBTQ Migration & Refugees Regional Categories Source Type: news

Nabbed at a Pizza Hut, fugitive lawyer returns to justice
Officials say Eric Conn, a fugitive lawyer who disappeared six months ago after pleading guilty in a $500 million Social Security fraud scheme, is being flown back to Kentucky from Honduras (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FBI returning fugitive lawyer to Kentucky after capture
Officials say Eric Conn, a fugitive lawyer who disappeared six months ago after pleading guilty to massive Social Security fraud has is being flown back to Kentucky from Honduras (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: FBI escorting Kentucky fugitive from Honduras
Officials say a fugitive Kentucky lawyer is en route back to the United States after disappearing six months ago. Eric Conn faces prison for his central role in a massive Social Security fraud case (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fugitive Kentucky lawyer captured in Honduras after 6 months
Officials say a fugitive Kentucky lawyer who disappeared six months ago before facing a prison sentence for his central role in a massive Social Security fraud case has been captured in Honduras (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Student Spotlight – Meghan Bullock ’20: Changing Lanes
Experiences such as working as a volunteer on medical mission trips to Honduras and practicing as an oncology nurse in Arizona helped Meghan Bullock ’20 decide that medical school was the right path for her. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - November 15, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News cancer Features global health Home-feature medical student Norris Cotton Cancer Center Student Spotlight Source Type: news

Zika Prevention Knowledge and Behaviors in Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras: SMS (Short Message Service) Monitoring Survey: Wave One Report
U.S. Agency for International Development. 05/2017 This 50-page report, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), provides information about a quantitative short message service (SMS) survey in the four focus countries of the USAID Zika Response (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Dominican Republic) to derive estimates for specific Zika-related knowledge and prevention behavior. The work was initially conceived and developed as a monitoring activity to feed specific USAID-prioritized indicators on knowledge and prevention of Zika. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Di...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Tropical Storm Nate Could Threaten U.S. Gulf Coast as a Hurricane
Tropical Storm Nate, which has been forming across the southern Caribbean, could strengthen into a low-grade hurricane and is on track to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast, and possibly Florida, by this weekend. The storm, which currently has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, is expected to move through northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras on Thursday, according to a Oct. 5 public advisory by the National Hurricane Center. It might reach sustained Category 1 winds of 85 mph in three days as it approaches the Gulf Coast on Saturday. “Strengthening is likely over the northwestern Caribbean Sea Thursday night and Friday,&...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John Tags: Uncategorized onetime weather Source Type: news

Against All the Odds, Syria ’s National Soccer Team Is Close to Qualifying for the World Cup
As its cities lay in ruins and millions of its citizens continue to suffer the horrors of a vicious civil war, Syria has its eyes on a bright and unexpected goal this week: a long-sought World Cup spot. An underdog Syrian squad, ranked 75th in the world, has claimed credible draws with regional heavyweights like South Korea and Iran and beaten the likes of China, Qatar, and Uzbekistan to clinch a runners-up place and a chance to qualify for the first time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. They just have a few games standing in their way. “The important thing is that the team is determined to try and qualify for...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eli Meixler Tags: Uncategorized onetime Soccer Sports Syria World World Cup Source Type: news

The architecture of feminicide: the state, inequalities, and everyday gender violence in Honduras - Menj ívar C, Walsh SD.
Increasing exclusion and inequality in Honduras have posed escalating security risks for women in their homes and on the streets. In this article, we examine gender-based violence against women, including gender-motivated murders (feminicides), the everyda... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Mercury Mining Awaits International Control in Mexico
Artisanal gold mining in Latin America uses mercury, a practice that should be modified in countries that have ratified the international Minamata Convention for the control of this toxic metal. Credit: Thelma Mejía/IPSBy Emilio GodoyMEXICO CITY, Sep 26 2017 (IPS)For environmentalist Patricia Ruiz the only word that comes to mind is “devastating,” when describing the situation of mercury mining in her home state of Querétaro in central Mexico.“There are a large number of pits (from which the mercury is extracted), and there are the tailing ponds containing mining waste, all of which drains i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Emilio Godoy Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Environment Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Natural Resources Regional Categories gold mining mercury Mexico Minam Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence as a predictor of antenatal care service utilization in Honduras - Sebert Kuhlmann AK, Foggia J, Fu Q, Sierra M.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the relationship between exposure to physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence (IPV) and indicators of antenatal care (ANC) service utilization among Honduran women of reproductive age. METHODS: Data from the 2011-2012... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

What Is Hispanic Heritage Month?
Hispanic Heritage Month is an official celebration of American citizens whose ancestry can be traced back to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. When is Hispanic Heritage Month? The festival now lasts from September 15 to October 15 every year, but it first started out as just a week long celebration of in 1968. Twenty years later, in 1988 it expanded to dedicate a whole four weeks for the celebration of being Hispanic. The celebration starts in the middle of the month, as opposed to the end, because the 15th marks the independence days of five Latin America countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guate...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized hispanic heritage month onetime Smithsonian Source Type: news

Springer Nature pioneers charitable incentive system for peer reviewers
For every peer review completed for the journal Environmental Earth Sciences, a water filter is donated to developing countries – almost 600 since the start of 2017 Peer reviewers are enabling people in developing countries to access safe drinking water as the result of a collaboration between Springer’s journal Environmental Earth Sciences and the non-profit humanitarian organization “Filter of Hope”. Since the start of the initiative at the beginning of 2017, almost 600 water filters have been distributed in Liberia, Nicaragua, Haiti, Honduras, Russia, Cuba and India. This scheme is the first of i...
Source: News from STM - September 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

Springer Nature pioneers charitable incentive system for peer reviewers
(Springer) Peer reviewers are enabling people in developing countries to access safe drinking water as the result of a collaboration between Springer's journal Environmental Earth Sciences and the non-profit humanitarian organization 'Filter of Hope.' Since the start of the initiative at the beginning of 2017, almost 600 water filters have been distributed in Liberia, Nicaragua, Haiti, Honduras, Russia, Cuba and India. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 11, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Minamata Convention, Curbing Mercury Use, is Now Legally Binding
Informal gold mining is one of the main sources of mercury contamination. An artisanal gold miner in El Corpus, Choluteca along the Pacific ocean in Honduras. Credit: Thelma Mejía/IPS.By IPS World DeskROME, Aug 16 2017 (IPS)The Minamata Convention — a legally-binding landmark treaty, described as the first new environmental agreement in over a decade – entered into force August 16.The primary aim of the Convention is “to protect human health and the environment” from mercury releases, which are considered both environmental and health hazards, according to the United Nations.So far, the inter...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Regional Categories Ban on Mercury Use Minamata Convention on Mercury Source Type: news

Maize from El Gigante Rock Shelter shows early transition to staple crop
(Penn State) Mid-summer corn on the cob is everywhere, but where did it all come from and how did it get to be the big, sweet, yellow ears we eat today? Some of the answers come from carbon dating ancient maize and other organic material from the El Gigante rock shelter in Honduras, according to a team of anthropologists who show that 4,300 years ago maize was sufficiently domesticated to serve as a staple crop in the Honduran highlands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Doctors Without Borders Statement on Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America
Press releaseDoctors Without Borders Statement on Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central AmericaJune 15, 2017This week in Miami, the United States and Mexico are co-hosting a high-level Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America to address some of the issues driving mass migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, also known as the Northern Triangle of Central America. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Forced to Flee Central America's Northern Triangle: A Neglected Humanitarian Crisis
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres. 05/11/2017 This 32-page report details the massive forced migration flow into Mexico from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, known as the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA). The findings of this report are based on violence assessment surveys and medical and psychosocial consultations, and reveal a pattern of violent displacement, persecution, sexual violence, and forced repatriation. Chapter topics include Caring for Refugees and Migrants, Barriers to Health Care, and Access to Protection in Mexico and the United States. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Gu...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Report: Forced to Flee Central America's Northern Triangle: A Neglected Humanitarian Crisis
Special reportReport: Forced to Flee Central America's Northern Triangle: A Neglected Humanitarian CrisisMay 10, 2017Executive SummaryAn estimated 500,000 people cross into Mexico every year[1]. The majority making up this massive forced migration flow originate from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, known as the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA), one of the most violent regions in the world today. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Indigenous Women: The Frontline Protectors of the Environment
The Bhumia tribal community practices sustainable forestry: these women returning from the forest carry baskets of painstakingly gathered tree bark and dried cow dung for manure. Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 2017 (IPS)Indigenous women, while experiencing the first and worst effects of climate change globally, are often in the frontline in struggles to protect the environment. A forum organized by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) brought together indigenous women from around the world to discuss the effects of climate change in their communities and their...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Democracy Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights Inequity Po Source Type: news

The Right Training Can Change Minds, Hearts, and HIV Services
April 19, 2017Health workers who understand those at greatest  risk of contracting HIV are more likely to reach them. How we are treated by health workers can determine our future health decisions and behaviors.Just think about the journey for those who live with HIV —from learning what HIV is and how it’s transmitted, to getting an HIV test, to, depending on the result, adopting lifelong changes in your everyday behaviors as part of your care and treatment.At every point in this journey, the information a client receives —and how and from whom—will influence whether they decide to seek he...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

HC3 (Health Communication Capacity Collaborative) Landscaping Summary Report on Zika Coordination and Communication in Four Countries: Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Guatemala
U.S. Agency for International Development. 06/09/2016 This 28-page report, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), summarizes a social and behavior change communication (SBCC) landscape for Zika in March and April, 2016, in four Central American countries: Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, and Guatemala. Visits to these countries were made to quickly take the pulse of the Zika situation and the local response. The report includes concrete recommendations for USAID to consider as it formulates its strategy to support neighbors to the south in continuing to combat and prevent...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Honduras: Mental Health Care for Victims of Violence
Field newsHonduras: Mental Health Care for Victims of ViolenceJanuary 26, 2017Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) expanded activities in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, and its sister city Comayagüela in 2016. In both cities MSF provides mental health care for victims of various types of violence, including kidnapping, extortion, assault, threats, and more. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Smoking Will Kill A Third More People By 2030 Than It Does Now
GENEVA (Reuters) - Smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a study by the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Cancer Institute published on Tuesday. That cost far outweighs global revenues from tobacco taxes, which the WHO estimated at about $269 billion in 2013-2014. “The number of tobacco-related deaths is projected to increase from about 6 million deaths annually to about 8 million annually by 2030, with more than 80 percent of these occurring in LMICs (low- and middle-income countries),” the study s...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Jaguar scat study suggests restricted movement in areas of conservation importance in Mesoamerica
(American Museum of Natural History) A research group led by the American Museum of Natural History and global wild cat conservation organization Panthera has published the largest gene-based survey of its kind on wild jaguar populations in Mesoamerica. The analysis is based on nearly 450 jaguar scat samples collected in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. This work identifies areas of conservation concern for Mesoamerican jaguars and underscores the importance of large-scale genetic monitoring efforts for this near-threatened, and elusive, carnivore species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 26, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Prolonged Detection of Zika Virus in Vaginal Secretions Prolonged Detection of Zika Virus in Vaginal Secretions
This report describes the prolonged detection of Zika virus infection in a US traveler returning from Honduras using RNA extracted from vaginal secretions and whole blood.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 19, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Senseless violence against Central American unaccompanied minors: historical background and call for help - Sawyer CB, M árquez J.
The southwestern U.S. border has recently seen a significant increase in the number of unaccompanied children from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador illegally crossing the Mexican border into the United States. Many of these children leave home to flee ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hillary's state department backed the assassination of human rights activists in Honduras
(NaturalNews) The Middle East has exploded one country at a time and the great powers are the closest they've been to war since the last global conflagration, thanks to the foreign policy "leadership" of the Democratic presidential nominee.But, when Hillary Clinton was Obama's... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11 Latinos Nail The Beauty And Pride Of Hispanic Heritage
The Latino community is incredibly diverse, especially when considering it’s made up of a variety of races and nationalities. But celebrating our differences doesn’t mean we can’t also celebrate what binds us together.  With that in mind we asked HuffPost Latino Voices readers on Instagram to tell us what makes them proud to be Hispanic or Latinx, and they responded with beautiful and thoughtful messages of pride and love for their culture.  Here are just 11 Latinos on what makes them proud of their Hispanic heritage.  “This was a part of my morning conversation with my 8-y...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Third Person Dies in Louisiana Bus, Fire Truck Crash
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Mississippi man died Thursday from injuries suffered when a bus carrying people seeking flood recovery work in south Louisiana hit a fire truck and other vehicles on an elevated highway west of New Orleans. State police said Vontarous Kelly, 33, of Moss Point, was the third person to die as a result of Sunday's accident on Interstate 10. Kelly was a passenger in a car driven by Jermaine Starr of Moss Point, who died after the crash. Also killed was a St. John the Baptist Parish fire chief, Spencer Chauvin. More than 30 others were injured. Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday ordered tha...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Third Person Dies in Louisiana Bus, Fire Truck Crash
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Mississippi man died Thursday from injuries suffered when a bus carrying people seeking flood recovery work in south Louisiana hit a fire truck and other vehicles on an elevated highway west of New Orleans. State police said Vontarous Kelly, 33, of Moss Point, was the third person to die as a result of Sunday's accident on Interstate 10. Kelly was a passenger in a car driven by Jermaine Starr of Moss Point, who died after the crash. Also killed was a St. John the Baptist Parish fire chief, Spencer Chauvin. More than 30 others were injured. Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday ordered tha...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Study Finds Strong Link Between Zika And Guillain-Barre Syndrome
A comparison of rates of Guillain-Barre syndrome before and after Zika arrived in seven countries has found a strong association between the virus and the illness, researchers from the Pan American Health Organization said on Wednesday. The current Zika outbreak was first detected in Brazil last year and has since spread across the Americas and the Caribbean. Pregnant women are considered to be at greatest risk because the virus can cause severe birth defects, including microcephaly, which is marked by small head size and underdeveloped brains. In Brazil, Zika has been linked to more than 1,800 cases of microcephaly. The f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senators Seek Information on Driver in Louisiana LODD
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's U.S. senators and the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman are asking the Department of Homeland Security for information about the man identified as the driver of a bus that hit a firetruck and other vehicles in Louisiana, killing two people and injuring three dozen. State police have said Denis Yasmir Amaya Rodriguez, 37, a Honduran immigrant, was driving the bus. He entered the U.S. illegally and has no U.S. driver's license, let alone a commercial license to drive a bus, Trooper Melissa Matey has said. She said he also was ticketed Aug. 5 for driving without a license. "Sa...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 31, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Senators Seek Information on Driver in Louisiana LODD
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's U.S. senators and the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman are asking the Department of Homeland Security for information about the man identified as the driver of a bus that hit a firetruck and other vehicles in Louisiana, killing two people and injuring three dozen. State police have said Denis Yasmir Amaya Rodriguez, 37, a Honduran immigrant, was driving the bus. He entered the U.S. illegally and has no U.S. driver's license, let alone a commercial license to drive a bus, Trooper Melissa Matey has said. She said he also was ticketed Aug. 5 for driving without a license. "Sa...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 31, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Youth violence and citized security in Central America's Northern Triangle - Williams RJ.
Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, collectively known as the “Northern Triangle” of Central America have consistently been ranked in the top five most violent countries in the world as defined by the per-capita intentional homicide rate. Honduras ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Case Study: New Neurological Complication and Zika
Problems with sensory nerves developed in Honduran man with Zika infection, disease experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Dead, Several Injured in Louisiana Multi-Vehicle Crash
LAPLACE, La. (AP) — A bus full of construction workers hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing two people and injuring 36, several of them seriously, Louisiana State Police said. The ladder truck from St. John the Baptist Parish, west of New Orleans, had parked across the right lane of Interstate 10 to block traffic while police investigated an earlier wreck involving a pickup truck that had skidded on the wet road, crashing into both guardrails about 6:40 a.m., Trooper Melissa Matey said. The 2002 Eldorado National party bus hit the fire truck and then rear-ended a 2012 Toyota Camry, pushing it ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 29, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news