Globalization of Diseases

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Modern means of transportation take people to travel around the world; they carry diseases moves around the world too. One example is AIDS/HIV. This disease has spread throughout the world. According to the World Health Organizations, “As of 2004, an estimated 1,039,000 to 1,185,000 persons in the United States were living with HIV/AIDS, and an estimated 39.5 million people worldwide are living with HIV West Nile Virus” (“Globalizations and Diseases”).

The Wets Nile virus is another example. Humans can be infected through the bite of an infected mosquito. According to the CDC this virus is, “The most severe type of disease due to a person being infected with West Nile virus is sometimes called “neuroinvasive disease” because it affects a person´s nervous system” what it`s very dangerous. Also this virus was reported in animals like, horses, dogs, cats, bats, chipmunks, skunks, squirrels, and domestic rabbits (wikipedia). The virus has spread throughout many countries becoming part of the Globalization of Diseases.

The current “swine flu” or H1N1 virus is another good example. This disease started in Mexico but faster it spread all around the world. Margaret Chan, the World Health Organization's director-general, declared a "public health emergency of international concern” because there were many cases around the world and each day were increasing. In Addition, this dangerous virus has infected million of people around the word becoming another disease which humanity has to be aware and try to prevent it.

Works cited:

1. “Globalizations and Diseases” Wikipedia October 2005. 18 June. 2010 and disease
2. “West Nile Virus”wikipedia. 18 June. 2010

3. Influeza.wikipedia. 18 June. 2010