Geography 1HA3 - Lecture notes (Diseases) 2

Geography 1HA3 - Lecture notes (Diseases) 2 - Epidemics...

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Epidemics: - 1832 – 150 deaths (city pop – 1,200) - 1854 – 550 Deaths (city pop – 15,000) Mass Grave for victims of cholera AIDS: -see Norton (2009), pp. 136-140 - one of the most widespread epidemics of modern times - Originated in Africa - Since 1981, more than 20 million deaths from AIDS -As of 2008, estimated 33 million people infected with HIV; more than 20 million have died since early 1980s - If a cure is not found by 2015 “The Aids pandemic will have become by far the greatest catastrophe in human history, far worse than the
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Unformatted text preview: black death and the second world war combined, the equivalent of eight first world wars” Summary: Diffusion: the spread of a phenomenon over space (see Norton, P.63)-Medical geography – study of interconnections among population, health, and the Environment Four concerns: 1.Cause and spread of disease 2.Provision and consumption of health care 3. Social construction of health 4. Effects of environmental change of death...
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