TOPICS IN BRIEF

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Malaria

Malaria

Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease, transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito occurring in many tropical regions of the world

Measles

Measles

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness with the potential for serious and life threatening complications

Mpox (Monkeypox)

Mpox (Monkeypox)

Mpox (monkeypox) is an infectious disease caused by the mpox virus

Pertussis

Pertussis

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough is typically spread by the respiratory route when, for example, an infected person coughs or sneezes

Avian influenza (bird flu)

Avian influenza (bird flu)

An infection in birds caused by several strains of influenza A virus and some of these strains have spread from wild birds to domestic poultry

Outdoor air quality

Outdoor air quality

In many parts of the world, poor air quality is a significant public health problem