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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTC68H3
Professor
R Song
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 3: Tropical Infectious diseases Malaria Feb, 15 7-9pm sw 309 no class on Tuesday feb 12 Deconstruct malaria : Epidemics of malaria Reemerged as we learned effects of pesticides The tropics Deforestation lead to emerging of new infectious diseases that has human consequences Microorganism Speciation – to evolve of pathogens Cold temperature pathogens die Human pop. In tropics Higher pop. Growth rate poor The future of tropical forest Deforestation Fragmentation of forests Reduced biological diversity and extinction Climate change Shifting of high fertility forest soils to pasture Increased shift from communal to private land ownership Not just losing trees but issue of high fertility of soil shifting Flooding gets stop if live on river but can lead to Schistosomiasis affected by water flow Allowed to thrive Tropical regions – great catastrophic events typhoon so more risks in infectious dis
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