Spatial Diffusion of Disease
Diffuse is defined as to disperse or be dispersed from
a centre; to spread widely, disseminate. (Oxford
In the geography, the term diffusion, has distinct
Latency or Incubation: between the time the
infection occurs and the appearance of
Specific Etiology - one cause (germ) that is
both necessary and sufficient for each
Endemic: when a disease
MEASLES AS A TRACKER EPIDEMIC
Given the wide range of infectious diseases available
for study, much attention in epidemic modelling on a
single disease is that caused by the measles virus.
With the overall fall in measles mortality in Western
Lee (1982) lists 19 different concepts of health
- Lack of disease and illness
- Mental and physical wellbeing
- Quality of life
- Many answers, theyre all right, this answer is very complex.
Concepts of Health Historical cont.
The idea o
APPROACHES USED TO EXPLAIN
GEOGRAPHIES OF HEALTH
How do we come to know what we
What do we understand to be the most
important geographical questions concerning
health or medicine?
How do we conceptualize health, illness,
The Biomedical Disease Model (BMD)
What is the BMD?
Dominant perspective within the health sciences
Disease causation is biologically specific
Positivist mechanistic paradigm
The notion that there is an objective reality
which exists ind