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Infectious disease issues that affect people worldwide.

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Global life expectancy increased nearly 20% since 1990, despite setbacks

Infectious Disease News, January 2013
Deaths from HIV/AIDS increased from 300,000 in 1990 to 1.5 million in 2010, according to data from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study. Mortality…
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Dual prevalence of malaria, STIs observed in sub-Saharan African women

Infectious Disease News, June 2012
Data published online today indicate a high prevalence of malaria and sexually transmitted and reproductive tract infections among a large cohort of…
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International project focuses on cross- species transmission of infectious diseases

Infectious Disease News, January 2012
Cross-species transmission has led to the emergence of various infectious diseases such as H5N1/H1N1, monkeypox, Lyme disease, West Nile virus…
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Texts improved malaria treatment adherence among HCWs in Kenya

Infectious Disease News, September 2011
Text message reminders sent to health care workers’ personal mobile phones significantly improved adherence to malaria case management…
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Vaccination campaign before Hajj appears to have protected pilgrims from 2009 pandemic flu

Infectious Disease News, July 2011
The 2009 pandemic influenza vaccine given to Egyptian pilgrims before their journey to the Hajj appeared to protect them from the pandemic…
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Mobile technologies, social media ignite HIV prevention revolution in Africa

Infectious Disease News, June 2011
A joint meeting between the United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS and Stellenbosch University last month raised awareness of HIV prevention…
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Hajj 2010 regarded as a success in public health circles

Infectious Disease News, January 2011
Qanta Ahmed wrote about the Hajj in The Lancet during the last part of the 19th century, describing it as a haphazard affair for pilgrims…