iah notes - Health in immigrant populations Epidemic...

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Health in immigrant populations Epidemic disease - something that breaks out locally and spreads locally. Has a limited region and is usually contagious Parasitic diseases - schistamiasis. Are not truly a problem. Pandemic disease - worldwide epidemic diseases. (EX. AIDS) Chronic- usually associated with obesity. Diabetes, etc. In the 1900s there were many epidemic and pandemic diseases. Kahlil Gibran- came to the south end of Boston, an area with many high rise buildings that were very close together. “Cold water flats”- these apartments had no hot water. Smallpox was feared by all. Better hygiene, vaccinations, and antibiotics have helped people’s health increase dramatically. We still have pandemics and epidemics, but epidemics are usually kept under control. Umm Kulthum movie notes Her parents only had money to send her brother to school, but her mom convinced her dad to send her as well.
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course IAH 211C taught by Professor Siddons during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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