Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Afghanistan faces raging measles outbreak: WHO

A raging measles outbreak has sickened thousands and killed nearly 100 in crisis-ravaged Afghanistan this year, the World Health Organization said Friday, warning that many more would die without urgent action.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

40 simple steps to reduce deaths from critical illness

Critical illness results in millions of deaths globally every year, many of which could be avoided with basic, life-saving care. Now, a new study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet outlines a baseline bundle of care ...

Vaccination

Students' lack of routine vaccines muddies start of school

The vaccinations that U.S. schoolchildren are required to get to hold terrible diseases like polio, measles, tetanus and whooping cough in check are way behind schedule this year, threatening further complications to a school ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera kills 35 in Niger

A cholera epidemic has claimed 35 lives in Niger, the health ministry of the poor Sahel nation said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asymptomatic pertussis more common in infants than previously thought

A new study challenges long-standing assumptions about disease severity in infants, and suggests that standard qPCR interpretations underestimate the true burden of other highly contagious diseases, such as COVID-19 and influenza.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Old records shed new light on smallpox outbreaks in 1700s

A highly contagious disease originating far from America's shores triggers deadly outbreaks that spread rapidly, infecting the masses. Shots are available, but a divided public agonizes over getting jabbed.

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