If left untreated, the disease can cause death, with a higher mortality rate among pregnant women and children.
Poliomyelitis is a viral disease that can cause lifelong paralysis and muscle wasting.
Leprosy is an ancient chronic disease that has afflicted communities across the globe for millennia.
Why is pregnancy and childbirth still very dangerous for women in the developing world?
Guinea worm has co-evolved with humans and is completely dependent on them for survival.
An annual drug dosage can treat the disease but it recurs when people use infected water for their daily needs.
The infectious eye disease can be cured in its early stages yet many are blinded by it.
How infected black flies that breed in fast-flowing rivers and streams transmit the disease to humans.
The disease is 100 percent preventable and its cycle can be interrupted by vaccinating dogs.