Although many countries in the Pan Asian Pacific region have made enormous strides towards eliminating measles, China continues to struggle with control of the disease.
When it comes to preventing the spread of malaria in urban areas, factors such as house construction and the use of anti-mosquito coils are important--but perhaps not as important as where someone spends the night, says Mark Wilson, UM professor of epidemiology and ecology and evolutionary biology.
Like many cities, Ann Arbor is surrounded by freeways--a fact that may affect the health of some Ann Arborites, says Sara Adar, a research assistant professor of epidemiology who studies air pollution.
When the H1N1 influenza pandemic broke out two years ago, the 27 member nations of the European Union found themselves in some disarray.
Not long ago, "north" in Mexico meant well-to-do. A land of cattle and crops, northern Mexico was not only wealthier than other provinces in the country--it was also healthier.