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Infectious diseases kill more people worldwide than any other single cause Infectious diseases are caused by germs Germs are tiny living things that are found everywhere - in air soil and water You can get infected by touchingeating drinking or breathing something that contains a germ Germs can also spread through animal and insect bites kissing and sexual contact National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Infectious diseases are the number one health issue in Dominican Republic due to that is the major causes of children deaths Dominican Republic is vulnerable to these diseases since is located in the caribbean which lead to have a lot of natural disasters such as hurricanes and storms Also Dominican Republic has a poor health care system and high level of poverty that cause population to live or to exposed to insanitation areas If a person is infected with any of theses diseases it could develop diarrhea respiratory problems hypertension and HIV and AIDS Unfortunately Dominican Republics population is very exposed to be infected with diarrhea due to that the country shares water sources with Haiti a country with ongoing cholera epidemic Since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti cases of cholera have increased in areas closest to Haiti border Bateyes are rural communities inhabited by permanently hatians and migrant hatians theses communities have the highest infant mortality rate in the country with 41 out 1000 In order to prevent infectious diseasesfrom increase government and health organizations have to develop health and nutrution programs affordable health care water and sanitation According to Sigrid Collier most of theses diseases can be prevent by using WASH practice a method of hand washing improvement in hygiene and sanitation I think that if government and health organizations work together they can eliminate this issue by providing aims education about those diseases better improvements to those most affected areas The government can also help by supplying better garbage pick-up that way it will
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