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With polio cases increasing around the world, WADEM Infectious Diseases SIG Co-Chair, Dr. Vijai Bhola examines the factors contributing to the resurgence of polio, the different vaccines available, and what this means for disaster medicine specialists.
WADEM Infectious Disease SIG Co-chair, Dr. Rajeev Fernando, discusses the slow-moving disaster of famine in the Horn of Africa. Recently back from providing care in Ethiopia, Dr. Fernando provides some perspective on the multiple factors contributing to the ongoing food insecurity issues there, as well as the famine’s impact on communicable and non-communicable diseases in the region.
The latest issue (Volume 37, Issue 4) of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine (PDM) is now available on Cambridge Core. The August issue features a variety of articles including a look at accidental exposure to liquid fentanyl, the use of smart glasses to assess an MCI, emergency medical teams’ response to the Beirut Blast from August 2020, how wildfires in Canada disproportionately impact indigenous communities, and much more!
Be sure to check out the PDM podcast series featuring interviews with authors of recent articles – https://soundcloud.com/wadem-pdm.
WADEM members have unlimited access to every issue of PDM through Cambridge Core. Click on the “Latest Issue” tab to view 37:3. Check back often on FirstView for the most recent content regarding out-of-hospital and in-hospital emergency medical care, disaster medicine, and emergency public health and safety.