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18Aug 18

Infectious diseases are still a big problem around the world

You probably don’t have to worry much about diseases like cholera, Ebola, Lassa fever and other deadly infectious diseases. But people in developing countries do. Unsanitary conditions, natural disasters, and war help infectious diseases take hold and spread quickly. For example, violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo has displaced…

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    RT @WHO: 🔟 The #HIV epidemic continues to rage with nearly 1 MILLION people dying every year. WHO will support countries to introduce self-…

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    RT @WHO: 9⃣ #Dengue, a mosquito-borne disease that causes flu-like symptoms & can be lethal, has been a growing threat for decades. 40% of…

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    RT @WHO: In 2019, WHO will ramp up work to eliminate #CervicalCancer 🌎 by increasing coverage of the #HPV vaccine, among other intervention…

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    RT @WHO: 8⃣Vaccines prevent up to 3 MILLION deaths a year but they are still not reaching everyone who needs them. Deliberately not vaccina…

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