Accession Number : ADP006571

Title :   Communicable Diseases: A Major Burden of Morbidity and Mortality,

Corporate Author : WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION GENEVA (SWITZERLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Torrigiani, G.

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Communicable diseases, complicated by malnutrition and other adverse socioeconomic factors, continue in the present decade to contribute greatly to the unacceptably high levels of morbidity, mortality and disability, particularly in the under-five age group, in all developing countries. It is estimated that five million deaths occur per year from diseases which can be prevented by vaccines available today, and that another five million people are being crippled, blinded or mentally retarded as a result of the same diseases. Some of the most important communicable diseases, with their mortality rate, are reported in Table 1.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICABLE DISEASES, *MALNUTRITION, *AEROSPACE MEDICINE, DEATH, DISEASES, MORBIDITY, MORTALITY RATE, RATES, VACCINES, SOCIOMETRICS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE