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Unformatted text preview: EEMB 40 19:51 One way of classifying disease Genetic Biological Physical/chemical Cancers and heart disease are caused by these Psychological Schizophrenia This class will be focusing on Biological factors in our societies diseases ] Ecology is the scientific study of the interactions that determine the distribution and abundance of organisms. Example of ecology When humans pack together, we create some remarkable opportunities of those disease An increase of moving, such as air travel Including: sars, influenza EEMB40.BLOGSPOT.COM . Cholera 19:51 2008-2009 Zimbabwe 2010- Haiti Cholera outbreak: 252,640 cases, 4,672 deaths Cholera caused by Vibrio cholerae , a bacteria Induces an acute dehydrating diarrhea Endemic/ Enzootic- The constant presence of a disease or infectious agent within a given geographic area Epidemic/ Epizootic- The occurrence in an area of a disease or illness in excess of what may be expected on the basis of past experience for a given population They sweep through a population Epidemics don’t necessarily mean that everyone dies, but just get infected Those infected will either die or those who survive, grow an immunity to it Pandemic/ Panzootic- A worldwide epidemic affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the global population Those most at risk of cholera: Farmers, fishermen, and laborers The poor and the malnourished Fecal-oral route When human waste becomes so much that it gets around our environment and we become more exposed to it in our daily lives. For the disease to survive, it must pass through the stomach and not die. One way for the bacteria to survive in the stomach is if the acidity isn’t high enough Cholera is easy to cure All that must be done is to replenish the lost water from dehydration and the body will remove it from its system People dying from the disease is a result of poor healthcare and lack of. Cholera 19:51 Lecture 2 Cholera 19:51 Learn a shocking fact about indoor water closets, see a magnificent mustache and hear an amusing cockney accent Cholera is a disease of the poor Rich people had better access to cleaner water and owned homes away from the epidemic Poor people were at risks for many reasons Poorer nutrition Those who can’t afford clean water Poor were less likely to move from the epidemic scene Flooding is a major factor to why cholera is still present and still is an epidemic in countries like India Flooding mixes sewage and water to spread the disease to the public...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course EEMB 40 taught by Professor Latto during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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