Essay on The Decline of Infectious Diseases

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In the 1960s, doctors in the United States predicted that infectious diseases were in decline. US surgeon Dr. William H. Stewart told the nation that it had already seen most of the frontiers in the field of contagious disease. Epidemiology seemed destined to become a scientific backwater (Karlen 1995, 3). Although people thought that this particular field was gradually dying, it wasn’t. A lot more of it was destined to come. By the late 1980s, it became clear that people’s initial belief of infectious diseases declining needed to be qualified, as a host of new diseases emerged to infect human beings (Smallman & Brown, 2011).With the current trends, the epidemics and pandemics we have faced have created a very chaotic and unreliable future …show more content…
In a business stand point, the massive marketing of those unhealthy foods will obviously result in benefits. However, this can end up being a challenge to prevent a global pandemic like obesity resulting in a whole lot of other diseases as well. The main problem is that the same food which feed people in countries is also posing as massive health dangers.
Like food productions and business with monetary minds causing illness, at some places, inadequate medical infrastructure has created a challenge to prevent epidemics and pandemics. For instance, in South Africa a form of TB known as XDR for extensively drug resistant, cannot be effectively treated with most first and second line tuberculosis drugs. Since it was first detected in KwaZulu-Natal Province, additional cases have been found in other eight provinces. TB experts said the disease had moved to Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique (Wines 2007).
In many occasions, money has been a massive challenge to prevent diseases. WE can take the example of many Nepalese women who are falsely given the hope of getting jobs and having substantial income. However, these young women from Nepal are entrapped and traded to Myanmar and India in a sex trade that stretches over thousands of miles (Beyrer 1998). The situation is quite similar with many migrant laborers. This results in the evolution of the virus in other countries therefore creating a

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