Ch 1. The coming plague – march 19 th – Paper One- A 1. Discuss the factors that led to emergence of the machupo virus. - Cattle raising area turned to agricultural society. The spraying for pesticides led to the DDT. Their shit and piss contain the virus you live in the house- you clean but the fragments remain that affects the people. Virus past to humans through mice. 2. Discuss the reasons why the western scientists got infected, what would you have done differently? - Mice in the food, and drinks so they went the bathroom in them this was then eaten by all - Should wear gloves, cautious of what you’re eating, slightly or at least try to segregate yourself from the infected people/ things. 3. What did you find interesting especially the emergence of the hanta virus (mice shit)? - The Bolivian hemorrhagic fever -Indirectly encouraged by people. - Severity and speed of disease. - Avoid drugs that you shoot up. Concentrates the disease if in needle…. Paper #2 is going to be due- April 4 th abouts. March 21,Friday Ch2. – the coming plague 1. Compare the malaria eradication attempt to successful eradications (ex. Small pox) why did malaria eradication effort fail? - For malaria more hosts are available for small pox there are only certain hosts that can transfer the disease - malaria was not a conjoined effort from the world unlike small pox but rather a certain area problem. 2. Discuss the unintended consequences of malaria eradication. Be thorough. - Effected all animals plants and people that were touched by the pesticides small pox was a shot so it was a more concentrated in areas -pg 50. Files and mosquitoes gained a resistance to DDT as well as the parasites. - When the mosquitos move to different places they affect the ecosystems they leave/enter pg 51. Killing necessary insects for farmland - pg. 49 discouraging fields in study of disease from bugs with discovery of DDT. Also #3 His idea that we can fix everything humans come first - Pg 51. Cash crop hit to make money- less diversity- more incidents -The vaccination stopped humans from developing immunity from disease. Meaning returning with vengeance! - Resistance to for other bugs as well that might not be an issue in the area.
Ch1.+ 2. 3. Considering what you’ve learned so far about malaria and machupo virus, do you feel hat Ehrenfeld’s book is helpful in understand the pitfalls of disease eradication? Why or why not?
- Fall '19
- Infectious Disease