Malaria

By Hamsa Al-Aqqad, MS Despite decades of efforts to combat malaria, it remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide and no effective vaccine exists currently. According to UNICEF, malaria kills one child per minute and mostly affects children in Africa, where 90% of all deaths due to…

Tuberculosis: Age – Old Disease, Modern – Day Threat

By Hamsa Al-Aqaad What is Tuberculosis? Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis [1,2]. It typically affects the lungs, and in this case it is called pulmonary TB. Sometimes, other parts of the body can be infected; these include the brain and…

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