How to Die of an - (How to Die of an) Infectious Disease...

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(How to Die of an) Infectious Disease
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How Many People Die Yearly IN 2003, estimated 57 million #1 Killer cardiovascular disease Tobacco use linked to death of one in  ten adults worldwide
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Disease Post WW2 context Elimination of smallpox Reduction of malaria (controlling “vector”  and developing/distributing drugs) Tuberculosis disappearing Poliomyelitis vaccine (Jonal Salk) Development of antibiotics
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Disease Onset of “therapeutic nihilism”-attitude  that nothing will work to cure patients AIDS Antibiotic resistant strains of disease Reemergence of malaria, cholera, and TB  in deadlier forms Emergence of new diseases
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Signature Disease Bubonic Plague (14 th  and 15 th  centuries) Syphilis (16 th  and 17 th ) Sexual content of people on towns and  cities TB (19 th ) AIDS (latter part of 20 th  and beginning of  21 st )
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How to Die of an - (How to Die of an) Infectious Disease...

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