• Infections cause 13% of cancers, measles outbreak in Congo kills thousands - top stories in infectious disease

    13 days ago - By Healio

    A report that found infections were responsible for 13% of all new worldwide cancer diagnoses in 2018 was the top story in infectious disease last week.
    Another top story was about a measles outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that killed more than 6,000 since early 2019 - making it one of the worst measles epidemics in the world.
    Read these stories and more infectious disease news below.
    Infections caused 13% of cancers in 2018
    In 2018, infections were the cause of 13% of all new cancer diagnoses, totaling 2.2 million new cases worldwide, although these totals do not include
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