Lecture 2 - 03:13 Lecture2

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03:13 Lecture 2 What shapes the mortality impact of an infectious disease on a population? Infectious disease traits Physiological immunities Airborne vs. fluid borne  Population size, age, and density Organized interactions (public institutions) Access to healthcare- vaccines Time from infection to knowing that you are infected- affects changes in behavior Need to know how you can keep yourself healthy and stop the spread of these  diseases- teach through internet, put hand sanitizer in public institutions Probability of transmission Length of time between infection and removal from infected population Length of time between infection and knowledge of infection Incidence vs. Prevalence Incidence- new cases to track a disease in a population, can also affect the number of  times that someone has something over their lifetime Prevalence- proportion of population that has something at a given time
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course SOC 170 taught by Professor Nobles during the Fall '11 term at Wisconsin.

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