Published December 14, 2012
Epidemics have sickened and killed millions of people throughout history. HIV/AIDS has claimed 25 million lives since it was first identified in 1981. It's one of the new infectious diseases, but much older diseases still cause countless deaths and suffering: cholera, yellow fever, tuberculosis and malaria, to name a few. VOA's Carol Pearson looks at what is being done to save lives and contain both the old and the newly emerging infectious diseases.