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Unformatted text preview: Class 7 Lecture 7 I. More uses of epidemiology A. Identify new disease syndrome i. Lymes disease a. found in Lyme Connecticut children b. line on ticks, white tail deer, tall grass c. children roll around in the grass B. Search for causes of health and illness i. John Snow 1854, Cholera (diarrhea) a. die because of dehydration/heart attack b. blood becomes less watery c. drinking water came from river, but river was connected to sewage therefore people got cholera ii. Malaria, Panama Canal, Mosquitoes 1905 a. French first to try to build panama canal but their works got Malaria 1. sweat all the time 2. parasite 3. dries/dampen symptoms but cannot cure parasite b. TR builds Panama Canal 1. physician had a theory and tested it on himself; figure that mosquitoes had disease so he let them bite him 2. therefore, when building the canal they used mosquitoes netting and drain waters where mosquitoes live 2....
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