South Korea is facing an outbreak of Mers. The number of people infected is rising, as is the death toll. We explain the origins of the virus; how it spreads and whether a vaccine can protect against it.
A more aggressive and drug-resistant HIV subtype is behind skyrocketing HIV infection rates in the Philippines. Epidemiologist Edsel Salvana tells DW that the strain is threatening to spark a new epidemic.
Health experts fear that a drop in immunization rates amid an ongoing dengue vaccine controversy could jeopardize other government vaccination programs and trigger epidemics in the Philippines. Ana P. Santos reports.
At least 21 people died from Lassa fever in Nigeria last month. DW talks to the head of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) about what is being done to prevent more fatalities.
Think getting the regular flu shot that's free in Germany will keep you from getting sick? Think again. There's a better one out there that experts are recommending – but it'll cost you.
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