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Communicable Disease is a disease capable of being transmitted from an infected person or species to a susceptible host.
The number of pediatricians in the United States rose by 140 percent between 1978 and 2000

The number of pediatricians in the United States rose by 140 percent between 1978 and 2000

Fall in the number of confirmed cases of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease

Fall in the number of confirmed cases of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease

Meningococcal disease: peak season warning

Meningococcal disease: peak season warning

West and central Africa is on the brink of the largest polio epidemic in recent years

West and central Africa is on the brink of the largest polio epidemic in recent years

Washington and Oregon health officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis

Washington and Oregon health officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis

Obesity threatens health of women in nations previously not known for a growing percentage of overweight citizens

Obesity threatens health of women in nations previously not known for a growing percentage of overweight citizens

Growing problem of obesity in women from developing countries

Growing problem of obesity in women from developing countries

Malaria, Africa's biggest killer

Malaria, Africa's biggest killer

Australian HIV cases have increased 22 per cent over two years

Australian HIV cases have increased 22 per cent over two years

Global food and soft drinks industries must demonstrate their commitment towards promoting the health and wellbeing of their consumers

Global food and soft drinks industries must demonstrate their commitment towards promoting the health and wellbeing of their consumers

World health officials adopt global health strategy

World health officials adopt global health strategy

FDA finalizes new rule on donor eligibility for human tissues and cells

FDA finalizes new rule on donor eligibility for human tissues and cells

Canadian Statement to the World Health Assembly focuses on AIDS

Canadian Statement to the World Health Assembly focuses on AIDS

Canada updates Quarantine Act

Canada updates Quarantine Act

Australian expansion of school-based Meningococcal C Vaccination program

Australian expansion of school-based Meningococcal C Vaccination program

Teens who suffered iron deficiency as infants are likely to score lower on cognitive and motor tests

Teens who suffered iron deficiency as infants are likely to score lower on cognitive and motor tests

Rates of hepatitis A higher in an El Niño year

Rates of hepatitis A higher in an El Niño year

Heart disease and stroke hit younger in developing countries

Heart disease and stroke hit younger in developing countries

Australia's health system is on alert for SARS

Australia's health system is on alert for SARS

Taiwan raises SARS level to CODE RED

Taiwan raises SARS level to CODE RED