Last month, the Dengue Vaccine Initiative began posting daily questions and answers on its Twitter page as part of a new series called Dengue Basics.

Few illnesses have as much power to cause panic among the population as meningococcal disease. And the facts are scary: meningococcal disease is one of the most severe and rapidly progressive community acquired infections.

Saving 7 Million Pregnancies in Africa

March 20, 2012

Globally, an estimated 1,000 women die every day from pregnancy and childbirth complications -- the majority of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Both of these regions have a disproportionally high burden of diseases known as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). While NTDs affect men, women, and children, one NTD in particular, hookworm, has devastating effects for pregnant women.

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If you are planning to travel abroad this month or in the months ahead, it is important to understand the health risks of the country you will be visiting. More than 125 million international tourists visit dengue endemic countries annually and are therefore at risk of infection, according to the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations.
Since there are no drugs available to prevent or treat dengue infection, creating awareness about the disease is an essential preventative measure that can be carried out by doctors and nurses.

In developing countries, over half a million children die from rotavirus every year and two million more are severely sickened or hospitalized, making rotavirus the leading cause of diarrhea deaths and illness worldwide.

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