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The World Health Organization views epidemiology as an important asset towards limiting the severity of disease outbreaks and epidemics. Specifically, the organization invests in field epidemiology to develop reliable ea... More »

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The World Health Organization's mission is to improve the quality of human life and health by carrying out programs to control and eradicate disease. It serves as a direct and coordinating authority for international hea... More »

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The World Health Organization's annual reports feature statistics on global health indicators such as life expectancy and mortality, cause-specific mortality and morbidity, selected infectious diseases, health expenditur... More »

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Certain species of the Pteropodidae fruit bats are the natural hosts for the Ebola virus and provide a reservoir of the virus between outbreaks, states the World Health Organization. However, animals of several different... More »

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Antivirals, including acyclovir, famciclovir, and valacyclovir, treat the severity and frequency of herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) infections, according to the World Health Organization. However, these infections are lif... More »

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A combination of drugs is the best treatment for leprosy, according to the World Health Organization. Rifampicin, dapsone and clofazimine are combined in various permutations, depending on the type of leprosy under treat... More »

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Personal medical records are not available to the public, but the World Health Organization offers statistics on how many leprosy patients are diagnosed each year and in what part of the world they reside. The first ment... More »

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