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Effects Of Third World Diseases On The Us

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After reading The Coming Anarchy by Robert D. Kaplan and asked to decide which of the issues facing the West Africans would affect the United States the most, many issues swarm through my head. Deforestation, crime, desertification, and polygamy just to name a few. But the diseases that constantly plague third world countries, such as Rwanda, Uganda, and Sierra Leone, seems to me to be the most devastating issue and will have the most impact upon the United States in the near future.Foreign diseases are one of the greatest threats to humanity. The United States and other countries tend to easily overlook diseases and epidemics and underestimate the power of such diseases. These countries do not realize that many other problems humanity faces can easily initiate an epidemic and most of which are currently occurring in West Africa. These problems include poverty, poor sanitation, the overuse of antibiotics, mutations in microbes, increased travel, high population growth, and a change in human activities. The means by which these exotic diseases are going to infect the United States is more than likely through a change in human activities, such as an increase in travel without proper precautions, and through the shipments of resources and animals for experimental use.The likelihood of an epidemic occurring tends to increases as travel increases. People can control where they travel and take the necessary precautions before doing so, but what about the insects that can be easily transmitted from region to region through human traveling? The American "Screw worm fly", which spreads deadly maggots often infecting and kill livestock, turned up in Libya in 1988. If these disease-spreading insects are not controlled and kept at bay, they can quite easily surge, resulting in an epidemic. Also consider the West Nile Virus, which was first discovered in Uganda in 1937. The virus spread to the United States from West Africa by mosquitoes. Last year alone this virus killed two-hundred and eighty people in the United States. Between 1985 and 1992 several outbreaks of mosquito-borne illnesses occurred in the certain areas of the United States, such as St. Louis, Florida, and Texas. These outbreaks caused widespread panic, and forced the cancellations of many outdoor activities at night. This just goes to show how these seemingly third world diseases directly affect the United States and how easily they can be transmitted. But on the whole, as malaria, African trypanosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, hookworm and leishmaniasis...

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