emerging infections

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Unformatted text preview: Identify themes show speciFc examples Understanding concepts of disease emergence is more important than details of speciFc example Key element of microbial trafFc model is it allows predictions Many developing countries in tropics Developing countries going through dramatic social changes in 20th century, with environmental consequences-higher biodiversity-new economic development-new needs for energy-rapid development of cities-political turmoil, post-colonialism Economic development: Changes in agriculture: Subsistence farming to large scale monoculture farming-Increase need for irrigation-Create standing water-Increase mosquito and parasite exposure-Reduce plant diversity-Alter rodent diversity-Increase rodent pop. Need for new energy Construction of dams-alters Fow-displaces people-creates standing water-increases disease burden from parasites “Disease Impact Statements” Rapid development of cities Movement from rural to urban Increased density of people Water and sanitation problems Re-emerging diseases,...
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2009 for the course BIO 46 taught by Professor Broverman during the Fall '07 term at Duke.

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