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I. Background of the issue.

A. Main elements of the problem and history of the issue.
There are infectious diseases in every nation across the world. The diseases are worse in more areas than some, but they are still there. From the Black Death plague that swept the European countries in the 14th century, to common diseases like colds, and chicken pox. In addition, these developing countries do not have access to hospitals and medicine as easily as developed countries do. Consequently, over one billion people suffer from infectious diseases in developing countries, where the diseases are at its worst and the crux of the problem lays.

B. Actions Previously Taken
One part of preventing diseases is monitoring where the diseases move. Therefor, doing this lets the country detect and prepare before the infectious diseases hit. The UN has sent doctors and set up make-shift hospitals to developing countries where medicine and aid is scarce. “GSID, ( Global Solutions for Infectious Diseases) was started in 2004 to develop vaccines to prevent and stop infectious diseases in developing countries,”(3).

C. Current events surrounding the issue
There are many ways you can contract an disease' class='brand-secondary'>infectious disease. Direct contact, drinking contaminated water, blood transfers, and just simply by breathing air. Furthermore, the Black Death that once plagued European countries in the 14th century has been spotted in Madagascar. Currently, only 40 people have died, but more are expected to die. All the symptoms are correct, so scientist do say that this plague could rise from the dead and strike once more. The Red Cross organization has warned Madagascar and surrounding African countries of the soon to be epidemic. Even in dev...

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...uge within not only Madagascar, but every nation in the world as well. Without action, Madagascar will be wiped off the face of the earth. We must embrace action and work toward a brighter future now, rather than waiting till the problem has killed off half the worlds population.

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"Madagascar Infectious Diseases." HPA Migrant Health Guide -. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2014. (5)
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