A humanitarian crisis is developing as cholera spreads in Zimbabwe. More than 16,000 are now infected and 800 are dead. The Takeaway talks with Dr. Eric Mintz, a cholera expert from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Cholera has killed hundreds of Zimbabweans...and infected thousands. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more about the disease from Rita Colwell, a cholera expert at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Zimbabweans have long been entering South Africa to escape their country's economic decline. Now they're fleeing a cholera epidemic. South African resources are being stretched to the limit as health workers try to contain the disease.
Google unveiled a new tool today, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that estimates flu incidence though user searches and may be able to provide data on where and how flu is spreading.
South Africa's former leaders were criticized for downplaying the AIDS epidemic there. Now a new president and a new health minister are taking a different approach to fighting the disease. Rhoda Metcalfe reports on The World.
Last week the Black AIDS Institute, an advocacy group, reported that if Black America were its own nation it would rank 16th in the world in the number of people living with AIDS. The report provides a new perspective on the AIDS epidemic and negligence in its treatment.
The famous AIDS cocktail, a blend of life-prolonging drugs with wicked side effects, could be a thing of the past. At this year's International AIDS Conference, scientists announced that they are testing a vaccine designed to give HIV patients an extended break from their regular medication.
Swine flu, along with AIDS and SARS make up a group of diseases called zoonotic diseases. And such diseases may be on the rise, according to a new book called "Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic."
In South Africa, there is a great respect and gratitude to the White House. This partly due to a program that helps to get medicine to HIV-AIDS patients. Some say the issue of who occupies the White House is less relevant to the future of their country.
People around the world are living longer than they did a few decades ago, but they aren't necessarily healthier. Tobacco and alcohol-related problems are on the rise, as are diabetes, obesity and depression.
Cuba has confirmed there's been a cholera outbreak in Havana. The announcement came after days of rumors in the Cuban capital, as doctors checked neighborhoods house by house for potential cholera cases.
Scientists say a girl born with HIV two-and-a-half years ago appears to have been cured. Though the apparent breakthrough is limited to one infant case, the news may give hope to the millions of people living with the HIV virus around the globe.