PLAGUES AND THE MEDIA - smallpox eradication became iconic for health news media - media strategies: 3 ways in which fear is involved: 1. by speculation concerning disease potential to become gloalized 2. explicit mention of disease as terrifying/hor
Pathogens and disease Transmission
What is an infectious disease?
Infectious diseases are caused by germs.
Lecture 2, Feb 1
What are infectious diseases?
What are Germs?
How are infectious diseases transmitted?
How were germs found to cause disease
BSOC Prelim 1 Review Sheet
46. Name of bacterium responsible for Tuberculosis
47. Impact of TB on life of European before cure and vaccine
a. before TB antibiotics many patients were sent to
b. Historically known as white pla
Chapter 2 & 3 Readings
1. What is bloodletting? Relate the belief that bloodletting was effective with the state of
scientific understanding of the origin of disease at the time.
According to chapter 2, bloodletting is the art of removing blood
Writing Assignment 1
Feb 1st, 2016
Question 1: What is bloodletting? Relate the belief that bloodletting was effective with the
state of scientific understanding of the origin of disease at the time.
Bloodletting is when blood was removed fr
Scary recent flu viruses Avian and Swine Flu
March 9th, 2016
Major Influenza Pandemics
Spanish Flu (1918-1920) = Should know about this in detail for Exam
Asian Flu (1957-1858)
Hong Kong Flu (1968-1969)
Novel H1N1 (2009-2010)
Two categories of
May 5th, 2016
Extra Credit 1
This article presents how Tesla is testing their bioweapon defense through their car products. The
company used the Tesla Model X as their prototype to feature the bioweapon defense model. Its
BIOTERROR - 1340 catapulting dead/diseased bodies at the castle of Thun L'Eveque in Hainault, N. France - 1346 Siege of Caffa: Tartars catapulted plague-infested bodies over Caffa's walls residents inside fled carrying the disease to Italy dissemi
1 BSOC 210 plague = wide-scale epidemic of a disease vector = organism that conveys a pathogen from one animal to another - vector must be a living organism - pathogen must survive/replicate in vector pathogen = disease-causing agent, not complex org
Epidemiology of Vector-Borne
Laura C. Harrington, PhD
Professor of Medical Entomology
Before we begin.
Review lectures on transmission,
arboviruses and malaria
Focus on biologically transmitted agents
Epidemiology of mechani