Why infectious diseases are the leading causes of death in developing countries

  • infectious disease are communicable/transmittable;
  • pathogens spread from infected to uninfected people;
  • some people have the disease but do not show an symptoms/are carriers;
  • makes tracing very difficult;
  • many developing countries struggle to pay health personnel;
  • and to carry out effective prevention and treatment programmes;
  • problem of development of clean water supply;
  • good sanitation difficult to achieve;
  • natural disaster/wars/civil unrest;
  • growth of shanty towns;
  • rural areas not reached;
  • many developing countries in warmer regions where pathogens/parasites/insects/vectors thrive;

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