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Infectious Diseases: Cure, Contain & Counter

With the first case of MERS hitting the US, the increase of Polio in war zones, and recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Liberia – infectious diseases are back in the headlines.

It’s not just the ‘exotic’ diseases that pose risk. Not a week goes by without a report of an outbreak of meningitis, measles, mumps and chickenpox – not to mention influenza. There is a strong correlation pointing to lasting effects – that exposure to infectious diseases increases risk of chronic illnesses.

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