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Management of Disease on a Global Level

The world has become a global economy. Travel advances have minimized the time it takes for an individual to access most of the world. Thus, disease can spread in a matter of hours or days, exposing the world to potentially catastrophic epidemics. Coupled with this is the rising demand for medical tourism, and unrealistic expectation of the world's health system. Discuss the implications and ramifications of not managing disease from a global perspective.

Outline the steps a country can take to play a responsible role in the global health arena.

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As you've indicated, any individual anywhere can mobilize and be elsewhere in the world with increasing ease. As a result, contagious disease can spread much faster and can be very difficult to keep isolated.

Let's firstly talk about how countries can responsibly address global health concerns. There are two key approaches that need to occur simultaneously: monitoring and preventing. Given a contagious disease, countries must play an active role in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data from their own health care system in order to assess the likelihood of an outbreak. This often includes mandating that all health care facilities report any confirmed or suspected cases of a particular type of disease outbreak (the CDC tracks tuberculosis, for example). ...

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The management of disease on a global levels are examined.