Globalization And Its Effects On The World Essay

751 Words May 29th, 2015 4 Pages
Through globalization, more goods reach different places very fast.People are traveling, interacting and coming into contact with other people frequently.With accelerated travels, not just people, goods and services that travel across the globe, but infectious diseases like AIDS, Malaria, Swine Flu, Tuberculosis, Small Pox, Influenza Measles, Chicken Pox, Yellow Fever and many more. This increased movement of both goods and people increases opportunities for the spread of disease around the world. (, Pg. 2). It is common to find mosquitoes that carry malaria aboard a plane, thousands of miles from its original habitat. Diseases are also spread through infected seafood with cholera bacteria

Through it can be argued that globalization facilitates the movement of people and goods, who it turn help in spreading diseases around the world, on the other hand it improves people 's access to medicine and health information. Drugs can be shipped even to the most remote disease stricken areas. "Communications technologies and transportation technologies that have promoted globalization over the past decade”. (, Pg. 2).

Measures need to be put in place to prevent a global health crisis from occurring through globalization. For example, before the accelerated rate of globalization happened through technological advancements like transport, plagues like smallpox and measles would take a long span to spread around the world; but today through the air…

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