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Infectious Disease Causes and Risk Factors in Developing Countries: Adults

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Infectious diseases in adults in developing countries pose significant challenges to healthcare systems and public health. This chapter explores the causes and risk factors associated with these diseases, highlighting the importance of understanding their underlying drivers. Factors such as poverty, limited access to healthcare, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene practices contribute to the burden of infectious diseases. Additionally, social determinants of health, environmental factors, and occupational exposures play significant roles. Preventive strategies, including strengthening healthcare systems, promoting hygiene practices, enhancing surveillance systems, and fostering intersectoral collaboration, are essential for prevention and control. The recommendations provided aim to guide policymakers, healthcare professionals, and stakeholders in implementing effective interventions and addressing the causes of infectious diseases in adults in developing countries.

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Al-Worafi, Y.M. (2024). Infectious Disease Causes and Risk Factors in Developing Countries: Adults. In: Al-Worafi, Y.M. (eds) Handbook of Medical and Health Sciences in Developing Countries . Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74786-2_328-1

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