What are the major global diseases?
Global pandemics and epidemics:
- Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever.
- Ebola virus disease.
- Hendra virus infection.
- Influenza (pandemic, seasonal, zoonotic)
- Lassa fever.
- Marburg virus disease.
How many diseases are there in the world?
The focus is really on rare diseases, but a credible case can be made that there are at least 10,000 diseases in the world, though there is likely more. And there are a bit over 500 treatments.
What are the leading causes of global disease?
Heart disease has remained the leading cause of death at the global level for the last 20 years. However, it is now killing more people than ever before. The number of deaths from heart disease increased by more than 2 million since 2000, to nearly 9 million in 2019.
What is the leading cause of death in Europe?
The main causes of death in EU countries are circulatory diseases and various types of cancer, followed by respiratory diseases and external causes of death. Circulatory diseases continue to be the leading cause of death across the EU, accounting for about 1.7 million deaths in 2017 or 37% of all deaths.
What are international health issues?
Some of the major diseases currently affecting countries around the globe include HIV/AIDS, malaria, Zika, and tuberculosis. Climate change is also an international problem which can affect people’s health. Many countries and health organizations are working together and sharing information on these and other health issues.
What are the health issues of the world?
Health problems in the world include various types of infectious diseases. Health issues may also come in the form of noncommunicable conditions, such as diabetes or heart trouble. The spread of disease does not stop at the border of any specific country.
What are emerging and Reemerging infectious diseases?
Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs) are infections that have newly appeared in a population or have existed previously but are rapidly increasing in incidence or geographic range. Examples include HIV/AIDS, variant Creutzfeld-Jacobs disease (vCJD) and SARS as well as reemerging diseases such as chikungunya, and influenza.
What is the global burden of Disease (GBD)?
The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) is the most comprehensive worldwide observational epidemiological study to date. It describes mortality and morbidity from major diseases, injuries and risk factors to health at global, national and regional levels.