The World Health Organization's Euro Bureau reports that fifteen countries in the Eastern Europe Central Asian region are among the high burden countries for MDR-TB in the world, which leaves only very few of the countries out of that list.
With heightened risks of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, sex workers face substantial barriers in accessing prevention, treatment, and care services, largely because of stigma, discrimination, and criminalisation in the societies in which they live.
Ebola is not as highly contagious. It’s not like tuberculosis, influenza or measles, and other airborne diseases. It requires close contact with infected bodily fluids from another individual, says UCSF Ebola expert Dr. Charles Chiu, a professor in Laboratory Medicine and Infectious Diseases.
Contrary to what civilians may think, the biggest threat to the health of U.S. troops sent to West Africa to help in the response to Ebola won't be the virus they've been sent to fight, it will be Malaria.