The Ten Most Common Infections
- Diarrhoeal diseases - About 4 billion episodes in 1995.
- Tuberculosis - About 1.9 billion carry the tuberculosis bacilli; 8.9 million new cases in 1995.
- Intestinal worms - About 1.4 billion infected at any given time.
- Malaria - Up to 500 million new cases in 1995.
- Hepatitis - About 350 million hepatitis B chronic carriers, and about 100 million hepatitis C chronic carriers.
- Acute lower respiratory infections - About 395 million episodes in 1995.
- Sexually transmitted diseases - At least 330 million new cases in 1995.
- Measles - 42 million total cases in 1995.
- Whooping cough - 40 million total cases in 1995.
- Meningococcal meningitis - About 350 000 new cases in 1995.