ANTC68H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Bubonic Plague, Herd Immunity, Airborne Disease

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The captain of men of death infects nearly 9 million people annually 1 every second. Kills over 2. 5 million people every year or one every 15 seconds. Bacterial disease that has a strong linkage to nutrition. Protein deficiency is particularly dangerous especially a lack of animal protein. People in poverty complex zone are more likely to malnourished. There are 2 possible outcomes: active disease, successful immune response. Highest rates are with the indigenous population. Found to cause disease in other species (mammals, reptiles, birds, fish) Suspect a common mycobacterial ancestor which existed many millions of years ago. Tb of humans may be more of recent origins. Has been found for this ancient infectious disease back to at least 2000 bc. The presence of pre-columbian tuberculosis in the new world has been detected in a host of bone evidence mostly involving the vertebral column. Pulmonary: lungs (aka phthisis wasting away of the body; consumption- consumes the body)

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