GLOBALISATION AND DISEASE SPREAD IN THE WORLD
REVIEW FROM SOCIO-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
This work discussed the issue of globalization and its relationship with disease spread in the world. Globalization has been variously defined. While some see some good in it, others see it as a negative advantage. This second view is mainly by the developing nations of the world. The definition of globalization from whatever perspective has been that of looking at it as an integrative process. A process that tries to make a village out of the whole world. The paper discussed diseases like bubonic, measles, typhus, syphilis, small pox, leprosy, malaria, tuberculosis, the human immuno virus and the acquired immune deficiency syndrome. The history of globalization and travel patterns of people in the world that facilitate the spread of diseases were discussed. It is the conclusion that as people keep moving around the world, and without restrictions, more and more diseases will continue to be spread which will be an evil wind that will blow nobody any good. The recommendation is that attitudes that create diseases should be dealt with and the intensification of the process of examining people who move across borders.