Last month, lightning claimed 120 lives in India mostly in rural areas. Urban areas are generally more protected from lightning because of modern plumbing and electrical wiring that diverts and disperses electricity safely. Lightning accounts for an estimated 24 000 deaths a year, mostly in Asia, Africa and South America. In Malawi, the rate […] Read More
This week, Indonesia began a process of re-inoculation after the discovery of a drug-counterfeiting syndicate that sold fake vaccines to community health centers and hospitals. The counterfeiters used stolen vials with forged GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi labels and filled them with a mixture of intravenous fluids and antibiotics. The group had been operating since 2003, passing […] Read More