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HIV/AIDS Is Now China’s Leading Killer

“Chinese officials have said that HIV/Aids was the leading cause of death last year, compared with other infectious diseases. It is thought to be the first time this has happened. A report by the country’s state media said HIV/Aids had led to the deaths of almost 7,000 people in the first nine months of 2008. The number of deaths caused by tuberculosis and rabies fell back into second and third place.” [BBC]

On:           Feb 18, 2009
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    • Sebbe

      TB and rabies (RABIES!) where number 1 and 2?

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sebbe

      oh, infectious diseases. Well, what else is there really, ebola?

      Feb 18, 2009 at 12:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jon

      7,000 people in 9 months? That seems like an incredibly small amount given they have 1.3 billion people. The headline is extremely misleading.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 6:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sebbe

      @Jon – I thought the same, but was too lazy to pull out a calculator and compare the percentage between china, the us and other countries.

      Feb 18, 2009 at 6:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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