Report Warns of Global Health Crisis: Infectious Diseases:
Despite Medical Advances, Millions Are Dying”: “Declaring a global crisis and warning that no country is safe from infectious diseases, the World Health Organization says in a new report that diseases such as AIDS, Ebola, Hanta, Mad Cow, tuberculosis, etc., killed more than 17 MILLION people worldwide last year, including 9 MILLION children.”
“Taken together, bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases remain the world’s leading cause of premature death, accounting for one out of every three deaths, the report says. For instance, the No. 1 infectious disease, tuberculosis, took 3.1 MILLION lives last year, UP 400,000 from World Health Organization figures for 1993.” Among the reasons that many infectious diseases are spreading so rapidly, the WHO report says, are growing antibiotic resistance and heavy international air travel.”
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