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AIDS Now World's Fourth Biggest Killer

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Science  14 May 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5417, pp. 1101
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5417.1101b

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PARIS-- AIDS is now the fourth leading cause of death in the world, and the number one killer in Africa, according to figures released this week by the World Health Organization (WHO). The disease has moved up several notches from last year's ranking as seventh leading killer worldwide, according to WHO's latest World Health Report.