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Infectious diseases - diseases

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Infectious diseases

Preventable infectious disease is estimated to cause two thirds of child deaths and, in 2008, more than 9.5 million people died of infectious disease.

A vaccine to prevent spread of H1N1influenza
was developed rapidly by pharmaceutical companies.

Microorganism on agar plate

More about microbes

Learn more about microbes which cause disease on this Society for General Microbiology site:

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