According to the World Bank Group, if the Ebola outbreak is not contained, it could cost up to $32.6 billion.
World leaders gathered at the United Nations heard dire warnings and desperate pleas for assistance, according to a press release. The deadly Ebola virus has forced Sierra Leone to quarantine a million people.
The latest UN report stated that the AIDS epidemic could be controlled by 2030.
A new study reported that a lack of exercise has a greater impact on the obesity epidemic than daily caloric consumption.
The California State Department of Public Health has declared whooping cough an epidemic.
A new study reported that cheap food contributes greatly to the obesity epidemic.
In a new report, researchers found that the diabetes epidemic in China is worse than previously thought with 11.6 million adults afflicted with this chronic illness.
The Angeles National Forest has closed down some of the campgrounds after a squirrel tested positive for the plague.
Health officials from the United Kingdom have held several weekend clinics to vaccinate children due to the increasing rates of measles cases.
Researchers expressed concern over the escalating cancer epidemic in Latin America , where an increasingly urban populace faces mounting lifestyle-related cancer risks, doctors said at the Latin American Cooperative Oncology Group (LACOG) 2013 conference.
Chinese authorities said on Tuesday that the H7N9 bird flu has spread to a new part of the country after it was confirmed that a man in the northeastern province of Shandong has been infected by a new strain of bird flu.
The measles epidemic continues to rise in Swansea to 588 confirmed cases, according to health officials in Wales.
Acccording to UNAIDS, 2.5 million people in the world become infected with HIV each year.
Starving a fever really may be an effective cure, according to a new study that revealed plentiful food appeared to accelerate the spread of infections.
A growing, potentially disastrous trend is on the rise: tuberculosis that is totally resistant to virtually every antibiotic that doctors have at their disposal.