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Diseases and Epidemics

In the 1950s, vaccines were working, penicillin existed, and infectious disease seemed to be coming to an end. But, since then, more than 300 infectious diseases have newly emerged or re-emerged. Preventatives and cures are paramount.

Cholera
Cholera

An infectious disease which can cause dehydration and death.

COVID-19
COVID-19

A global pandemic 2020-2021.

HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS

Emerging in the 1980s HIV/AIDs was a terrifying pandemic.

Polio
Polio

A once very common viral infection, now rare thanks to immunisation.

Smallpox
Smallpox

A former global killer. Smallpox is the only disease humans have eliminated.

Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis

A bacterial infection that affects the lungs.

Vaccination
Vaccination

A way to protect and prevent disease.