Microbiology: A Systems Approach 4th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073402435
ISBN 13: 978-0-07340-243-7

Chapter 1 - The Main Themes of Microbiology - 1.4 Infectious Diseases and the Human Condition - 1.4 Learning Outcomes-Assess Your Progress - Page 9: 6


The burden of microbes on humanity is heavy, in developed countries, the burden is less because of research done on microbial diseases and various decay affects on food specifically, it cannot however be underestimated even though medicine is readily accessible to the public. In developing countries it is the exact opposite as many do not have access to affordable care as it either too far for them to reach it or it is too expensive. It is also difficult for these countries to research as funds and education are not are easily accessed as in developing countries

Work Step by Step

If we look at table 1.2, we can see how many deaths microorganisms have caused and compare them to developed and developing countries.
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