Remember that infectious disease?

The World Health Organization recently released new best practices in naming human infectious diseases in a bid to prevent and stigma or negative consequences resulting from linking diseases to places, people or animals. Know of any that had such impact? We give you five.

About the author

  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.