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Diseases

Understanding AIDS

Cancer Risks You Can Avoid

What Is Cancer?

Signs and Symptoms of Cancer

Preventing Cancer

Bacteria That Cause Food-borne Illness

The Common Cold

Human Carcinogens as of the 13th Report

Common Infectious Diseases Worldwide

What is avian influenza?

Which viruses cause highly pathogenic disease?

Do migratory birds spread highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses?

What is special about the current outbreaks in poultry?

Which countries have been affected by outbreaks in poultry?

What are the implications for human health?

Where have human cases occurred?

How do people become infected?

Is it safe to eat poultry and poultry products?

Does the virus spread easily from birds to humans?

What about the pandemic risk?

What changes are needed for H5N1 to become a pandemic virus?

What is the significance of limited human-to-human transmission?

How serious is the current pandemic risk?

Are there any other causes for concern?

Why are pandemics such dreaded events?

What are the most important warning signals that a pandemic is about to start?

What is the status of vaccine development and production?

What drugs are available for treatment?

Can a pandemic be prevented?

What strategic actions are recommended by WHO?

Is the world adequately prepared?

An Overview of Avian Flu

Ebola Fact Sheet

Ebola FAQs

Human Carcinogens as of the 9th Report

Swine Flu in Humans FAQs

Swine Flu in Pigs FAQs

Swine Flu FAQs

H1N1 (Swine Flu) Overview

Status of the World AIDS Epidemic

Is It a Cold or the Flu?

HIV/AIDS Statistics and Features by World Region, 2001, 2008 and 2010

Cancer: Estimated New Cases (2007) and Survival Rates in the U.S.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Reported Cases of Sexually Transmitted Disease in the U.S., 2006 and 2011

Estimated Persons Living in the U.S. with AIDS by Selected Characteristics: 1999 to 2003

Top Deadly Diseases of the Developing World

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in the U.S., 1941–2004

Avian Flu in Pakistan and Indonesia

Cancer: Estimated New Cases (2006) and Survival Rates in the U.S.

Reported Cases of Sexually Transmitted Disease in the U.S., 2003

Ebola Deaths Rise in Uganda

Foot-and-mouth Disease

West Nile Virus: Mosquitoes Spread Disease

Global AIDS Prevalence, Peak Infection Rate and Current Trends

AIDS on the Rise

AIDS on the Rise

Anthrax FAQs

Bioterrorism: Weaponizing Nature

Childhood Diseases: Chickenpox

Childhood Diseases: Deadly Diphtheria

Childhood Diseases: Ear Aches

Childhood Diseases: Infectious Mononucleosis

Childhood Diseases: Introduction

Childhood Diseases: Measly Measles

Childhood Diseases: Mumps

Childhood Diseases: Pertussis, or Whooping Cough

Childhood Diseases: Rubella

Childhood Diseases: Terrifying Tetanus

Childhood Diseases: The Common Cold

Childhood Diseases: The Importance of Childhood Vaccination

Childhood Diseases: The Polio Panic

Epidemics of the Past: Bubonic Plague

Epidemics of the Past: Influenza: A Twentieth-Century Epidemic

Epidemics of the Past: Smallpox: 12,000 Years of Terror

Food-Borne Diseases: Camphylobacter

Food-Borne Diseases: E. coli 0157:H7

Food-Borne Diseases: Introduction

Food-Borne Diseases: Listeria

Food-Borne Diseases: Salmonella

Food-Borne Diseases: Shigella

Food-Borne Diseases: Trichinosis

Fungal Infections: Fighting Fungus

Fungal Infections: Fungal Infections of the Skin

Fungal Infections: Introduction

Fungal Infections: Types of Infection

HIV/AIDS: Diagnosis & Anti-HIV Therapy

HIV/AIDS: From Epidemic to Pandemic

HIV/AIDS: Introduction

HIV/AIDS: Lessons Learned

HIV/AIDS: The Birth of a Disease

HIV/AIDS: Vaccination & Natural Resistance

HIV/AIDS: Where Did HIV Come From?

Malaria: A Frustrating, Yet Curable, Disease

Malaria: A Nasty Parasite

Malaria: Fever and Ague: Malaria's Symptoms

Malaria: Introduction

Malaria: Prevention and Cure

Mosquito and Tick-Borne Diseases: Dengue

Mosquito and Tick-Borne Diseases: Introduction

Mosquito and Tick-Borne Diseases: Lyme Disease

Mosquito and Tick-Borne Diseases: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Mosquito and Tick-Borne Diseases: West Nile Encephalitis

Mosquito and Tick-Borne Diseases: Yellow Fever

Rare and Deadly Diseases: CJD: Mad Cow's Human Counterpart

Rare and Deadly Diseases: Ebola: Africa's Bloody Disease

Rare and Deadly Diseases: Hantavirus: Four Corners, United States

Rare and Deadly Diseases: Hemorrhagic Fevers

Rare and Deadly Diseases: Introduction

Rare and Deadly Diseases: Legionnaires' Disease

Rare and Deadly Diseases: Mad Cow Disease

Rare and Deadly Diseases: Marburg

Rare and Deadly Diseases: Rabies

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Chlamydia: The Most Common STD

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Chlamydia: The Most Common STD

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Genital Herpes

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Genital Herpes

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Genital Warts and HPV

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Gonorrhea

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Introduction

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Syphilis: A Sexual Scourge with a Long History

Tropical Diseases: African Sleeping Sickness

Tropical Diseases: Giardiasis: A One-Celled Wonder

Tropical Diseases: Introduction

Tropical Diseases: Leishmaniasis: The Sand Fly's Bug

Tropical Diseases: River Blindness

Tropical Diseases: Schistosomiasis: Snail Fever

Tuberculosis: Introduction

Tuberculosis: TB Is a Global Peril

Tuberculosis: Treating TB

Tuberculosis: Tuberculosis: Airborne Nightmare

Tuberculosis: Tuberculosis: Airborne Nightmare

Viral Hepatitis: Hepatitis A: Thriving in Unsanitary Conditions

Viral Hepatitis: Hepatitis B: 300 Million Carriers and Growing

Viral Hepatitis: Hepatitis C: The Silent Killer

Viral Hepatitis: Hepatitis G: The New Virus on the Block

Viral Hepatitis: Introduction

Water-Borne Diseases: Cholera and Dysentery: Cholera: Scourge of the Poor

Water-Borne Diseases: Cholera and Dysentery: Epidemic Dysentery

Water-Borne Diseases: Cholera and Dysentery: Introduction