Infectious Diseases

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The increase in life expectancy during the 20th century is largely associated with reductions in infectious disease mortality, due in part to widespread efforts at immunization. However, infectious diseases remain a major cause of illness, disability and death. Surveillance and intervention programs can also help stop the spread of infectious disease; examples include post-exposure prophylaxis and non-pharmaceutical interventions such as “cover your cough” campaigns. 

Available in PDF format:

All Infectious Diseases fact sheets