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Global Infection Outbreaks Rise over Past 30 Years

Global disease outbreaks are on the rise, according to a new study, but fewer people are becoming infected. The communicable illnesses range from the exotic, including the current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, to more common strains of influenza, hepatitis and tuberculosis.   There have been more than 12,000 outbreaks around the world since 1980, affecting 44 million people. The findings are based on information reported to the Global Infectious Disease and Epidemiology...

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