chapter 4

Chapter 4 - decontaminate it but some area throughout the global core still had out breaks because the population was too poor to do that Through

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Chapter 4: The Rough Topography of Human Health The author talks about how the power of the place and that it has effects on disease. Where people live, work and play has a big impact on their health. Socioeconomic statuses, land use/the built environment, and race/ethnicity, all differ in different locations. The poor and weak are among the sickest in the world also people who live or work with animals have a bigger chance for disease. Hot and humid weather breeds a lot of mosquitoes and they transmit a lot of diseases especially malaria where Africa and Southern Asia have the most cases. Cholera is another disease which is transported through water so boiling was a way to
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: decontaminate it but some area throughout the global core still had out breaks because the population was too poor to do that. Through mapping you can identify areas of high risks, and providing maps for regions will allow them to be better prepared. Water-borne diseases have a big impact on rural and urban populations everywhere because of pollution. As an example in India they believe that the Ganges will take away their sins but it is so polluted that many die from it. Dams can cause also cause outbreaks. The world may seem flat health wise to global because they can afford health care but to a local they don’t have a choice and end up catching epidemic disease....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 03/09/2012 for the course GEOG 100 taught by Professor Shumway during the Spring '12 term at BYU.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online