communicable diseases

The field of RNA therapeutics has expanded incredibly over the last 30 years, and mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines are just the start.

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Human health relies on healthy ecosystems, but these are under threat. Securing the right to live in a healthy environment is crucial for all.

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Progress towards eliminating malaria has stalled. New solutions are needed to prevent, detect and treat one of the world’s biggest health threats.

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Measles is eliminated in some parts of the world, but it’s starting to make a comeback.

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Many mosquito-borne diseases can best be tackled by targeting the mosquitoes that spread them.

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Eradicating an infectious disease is a lofty goal and not possible for every disease. Controlling or eliminating a disease can be the targets countries aim for.

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Public health experts are looking beyond controlling diseases to see whether they can be eliminated locally or eradicated entirely.

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Global cooperation, resources and sustained efforts are crucial in the fight against infectious diseases.

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Combining lessons learnt from past outbreaks and the opportunities afforded by new technologies will give the world its best chance of controlling diseases.

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The World Health Organization declared smallpox eradicated in 1980. But would a similar eradication of the disease be possible today?

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A study has found that cost and access are the main barriers to more people using pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.

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