SOC243H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Vitamin A Deficiency, Golden Rice, Global Acute Malnutrition
Diarrheal diseases aren"t just due to poverty, they are also due to lack of resources. Agents get into the water supply, people drink it, get diarrhoea, become dehydrated and. Infectious diseases are spreading faster and there are more of them today (40 new ones) (who). Due in part to the rate of environmental destruction. Government usually builds infrastructure so why isn"t it happening fast enough. Ex: hiv spread is due in part to bad government decisions. So this isn"t just happening in developing countries. Political decisions that cause this have different morals on different sides. Resistance of advertising sex, aversion to medicine or plots by the government (sterilization). Measles is a leading cause of vaccine-preventable childhood disease. (who) 2010, there were 139,300 measles deaths globally worldwide compared to 800,000 in. 2000 (were 45 million cases [known]), a 74% reduction. More than 95% of measles deaths occur in low-income countries.