Ebola has all but vanished from the news—but not from West Africa. In fact, a situation report from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows a recent uptick in the number of Ebola cases. Now is the time to prepare communities and to establish systems that can be activated if the virus should spread.
Nothing kills more people each year than cardiovascular diseases. The World Health Organization reports that an estimated 7.4 million people died from some form of coronary heart disease in 2012.
WiRED International just posted a module on chikungunya disease to our Community Health Education e-library.
Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, 90% of the people close to that person who are not immune will also become infected.