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Carol Pearson
December 15, 2012 3:15 AM
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.

Tools to Fight Infectious Diseases Depend on Public Health Programs

Carol Pearson

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.