Communicable Diseases

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The world today faces many challenges: climate change due to global warming, hunger and malnutrition in third world countries due to poverty, poor governance and corruption, endless wars and conflicts, and the list goes on. But the issue of communicable disease is what alarms most of the people in every nation particularly the third world countries. In fact, large percent of deaths all over the globe are caused by infectious diseases. This concern should be tackled first amongst other issues. Communicable diseases doesn’t only affect a single country, it can also become pandemic. First and foremost, communicable diseases or infectious diseases have been a major issue around the globe. HIV/AIDS (Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), and Swine Influenza (H1N1) are some of the communicable diseases that affected the world recently. Among these communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS is seen as the greatest threat that endangers everyone around the globe. According to WHO (World Health Organization), there has been a 50% increase in HIV infected people since 2004. It is reported by Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS that from its discovery in 1981 to 2006, AIDS killed more than 25 million people. Furthermore, HIV/AIDS doesn’t choose a specific person to infect. Anyone can be infected by HIV/AIDS or other infectious diseases if proper precaution is not observed. It has been asserted that health problems of another country, especially developing countries, should be left alone for the government to solve. It is the responsibility of the governments to tackle the issues of their own countries. However, health problems of a country have the potential to beco... ... middle of paper ... ...tive measures to avoid contacting these diseases. People should avoid travelling to places that are known to have infectious diseases. Getting immunization from health centers is also one of the best preventive measures. Lastly, always wash your hands when in public places. In conclusion, communicable diseases are so alarming that it cannot be disregarded. Every single person in the world is at risk of getting infected by various infectious diseases. This issue must be the first priority of every government. It can not only affect their country, but the world as well. Building more health centers at poverty-stricken communities can lower the chances of spreading diseases in a small area. Thus the chance of creating a pandemic is lowered. In addition, observing proper preventive measures will help lower the chance of contacting infectious and deadly diseases.
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