The study of one infectious disease: HIV/AID's

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  • Created by: Ruth Butt
  • Created on: 07-05-13 19:13

Cause?

HIV invades white blood cells, causing them to write their structure backwards into cells, preventing them from producing antibodies and dividing which makes people much more susceptible to disease. 

Transfer?

1. Mother to child during pregnauncy
2. Sharing of contaminated drug needles 
3.  Exchange of bodily fluids, usually during sexual intecourse.

Global distribution?

High in Sub-saharan Africa, Russia, Parts of Brazil (North) and America. Low in North Africa, parts of Europe, and the UK.

Affect on Health?

Prevents the immune system from functioning normally, which makes the body more susceptible to disease. This means everyday infections such as the common cold can lead to much more serious diseases such as pnumonia, or a secondary bacterial infection of the lungs. 

Impact on economic development?

Sufferers will be unable to work due to catching illnesses so frequently, which means the size of the work force in that country will be reduced, decreasing the size of the local and national governments (depending on the seriousness of HIV/AID's) economies. This also means…

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