Lecture Notes - Timeout for Disease

Lecture Notes - Timeout for Disease - From the Microbes...

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Making of the Modern World 1: Prehistory and the Birth of Civilization Professor Scott L. Vandehey Fall 2008, Track D Timeout for Disease Nov. 7 th , 2008 2 nd Midterm 0. Friday, Nov. 14 th 1. Section D01 (Wed 4:00) 0. Take exam in WLH 2115 2. Neolithic – Nyoro 3. Multiple choice 4. Kinship 5. Identifications 6. Short Essays 7. Bring a scantron Bronze Age Achievements 8. Large cities 9. Writing 10. Monumental architecture 11. Organized religion and philosophies 12. Arts 13. Beginning of “civilization” MMW2: Great Classical Traditions 0. Modern societies still trace early origins to Bronze Age cultures 0. Great achievements 1. Great advancements 2. Begin to resemble modern societies 1. Along with advancements come drawbacks 3. Unhealthy diet 4. Inequalities 5. Epidemic disease Epidemic Diseases
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14. Examples: smallpox, flu, malaria, plague, measles, cholera, AIDS, chicken pox 15. Spread quickly 16. Spread effectively 17. Fast acting 1. Death or recovery
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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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