The other infectious diseases spreading in the shadow of the pandemic

Vaccinations and screenings for measles, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases are down in the pandemic.

In recent decades, the world has made dramatic progress in lowering the number of deaths from infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, HIV, malaria, and polio. But as campaigns are paused or cut back and as people miss routine care due to the coronavirus pandemic, these illnesses are getting a rare opportunity to come roaring back.

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