Brown et al, 2011
What are three ways in which culture may affect patterns of disease? Consider concrete
real life examples for each.
What were/are the key factors of each of the epidemiological transitions? Provide an
example of a disease from each
Compare and contrast the leading causes of disease in the United States from 1900 and
1997 (Figure 1). How is this different from the WHO estimates of global infectious disease
from 1998 and the beginning of the twentieth century?
Neoliberalism Healthcare as a commodity
Doctors competing with patients meeting uneducated patient demands
Skews the medical idea
A wage economy
Following a money trail person who owned the land
Easier to cut costs in health
Khasnis and Nettleman, 2005
What is a natural sink and how does is it related to global warming?
Reservoir that takes up chemical product from another part of the cycle
Soil and trees act as natural sinks and absorb tones of carbon in the form of
Explain why the introduction of effective treatment for tuberculosis increasingly
polarized the risk for tuberculosis distribution and outcomes.
TB is resistant to many first strain and second strain drugs. Its found mainly in the poor
Armelagos et al 2005
What kinds of differential exposure to disease risk occurred among huntergatherers? How does this differ from agriculturalists? What effects might this have
on hunter-gatherer group survival?
Equal opportunity hosts for Hunter Gath
How does the author suggest that population changes and economic changes
associated with the epidemiological transition have created conditions supportive
of infectious disease?
Changing demographic to less infants dying, longer living a
How might the non-specific symptoms of MERS affect the reported case fatality
MERS non-specific symptoms would lead to less case reported for it and therefore lower
fatality rate and case report. It produces inaccuracy in case fatali