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Unformatted text preview: Why were farmers more likely to get diseases? -Sedentary living o hunter-gatherers leave behind feces o farmers who live among their own microbes -rise of cities even worse for packing humans together with bad sanitation o neo-Europes (NA, SA, Australia) -closeness to domesticated animals with diseases o hunter-gatherers dont have concentrations of animals What are the different stages in evolution of a human disease from an animal? -fevers or small diseases from cats, dogs, chickens, parrots, etc. -former animal pathogen evolves so it is transmitted between people -animal pathogens develop in humans -long epidemic diseases confined to humans -...
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course HIST 038 taught by Professor Burns during the Fall '10 term at GWU.
- Fall '10
- World History