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Unformatted text preview: From the Microbes Point of View 18. Subject to natural selection 19. Need vector exploit bodily behaviors 2. Cough 3. Sneeze 4. Sores / lesions 5. Diarrhea 20. Death is unintended consequence The Problem of Epidemic Diseases 21. Fast spread 22. Fast acting (cure or death) 23. How do they survive if everyone is immune or dead? 24. CITIES! Cities and Disease 25. Large, dense human population 6. Constant population replenishment 7. Close contact 26. Sedintism and sewage 27. Grain storage / surplus 28. Trade routes Animals and Epidemic Diseases 2. Non-city populations cannot support epidemic diseases 3. Herding animals can support epidemic diseases in the wild 4. Herding animals advantageous to domesticate 5. Domesticated herd animals + cities = human epidemics Epidemic Disease & You 0. The Gift of the Bronze Age!!!...
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- Fall '06