36 views2 pages
2 Nov 2010
School
Department
Course
- Hunter-gatherer were relatively healthy, highly transmission diseases or did not
require vectors for transmission (sexual, direct contact)
- Agricultural
Æ
epidemics, more common
- Cities, urban life, domestication of animals
Æ
more frequent outbreaks
Diseases of antiquity
(5000 BC - 700 AD) -- black death
- Fossil records, contested by historians
- Propagated from parasites with long period of transmission
- Occurred because of person to person contact + zoonotic
Pharaohs plague
- Ancient Egypt -- 1900 BC
- Agricultural processes along the Nile river - fertile land, inundation/irrigation
became common
Æ
produced good environment for parasites to grow
- Snail fever - blood fluke disease/endemic hematuria/schistosomiasis
- 18th century with Europeans, Outbreak of WW2
400 BC - plague of Athens
- Growing wine, transactions (commercialization) shipping
- Athens & Sparta - war, 27 years
- Outcome of the war
Æ
Athenians blamed losing because infected by plagues
- 430 BC Ethiopia
Æ
Egypt
Æ
ship by Athens
- ¼ of Athenians including leader of Athens - Pericles
- Identity was unknown - what was done to avoid
- No one knows where it came from (still do not)
Roman fever
- established 27 years BC, vast trade network
- A lot of ships, trading
- Malaria
Æ
bad air, breathing bad air from marshes in the summer
- Epidemics occurred every 5 to 8 years
- Smallpox, measles also affected Romans
Antonine plague
- From Mesopotamia (Iraq) by Roman troops 166 AD
- Made its way to Europe
- High fever, inflammation of the mouth and throat, thirst, diarrhea, postules that
appeared after 9 days
- Still dont know identity -- some believe encounter of smallpox
250 AD Cyprian plague
- originated in Ethiopia
Æ
Egypt
Æ
north Africa
- Collapse of the roman empire
Justinian
(8th century)
- from East
Æ
Constantine
- 541 to 800 AD killed approximately 1 million people
- first of bubonic plague
Three main pandemics of the
Bubonic plague
- raged through Europe north Africa middle east
- 14th century - 1346 ended 6/7 years later -
Black Death
(reduced Mediterranean
www.notesolution.com
Unlock document

This preview shows half of the first page of the document.
Unlock all 2 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in

Document Summary

Hunter-gatherer were relatively healthy, highly transmission diseases or did not require vectors for transmission (sexual, direct contact) Cities, urban life, domestication of animals more frequent outbreaks. Diseases of antiquity (5000 bc - 700 ad) -- black death. Propagated from parasites with long period of transmission. Occurred because of person to person contact + zoonotic. Agricultural processes along the nile river - fertile land, inundation/ irrigation became common. produced good environment for parasites to grow. Snail fever - blood fluke disease/ endemic hematuria/ schistosomiasis. 18th century with europeans, outbreak of ww2. Athens & sparta - war, 27 years. Outcome of the war athenians blamed losing because infected by plagues. 430 bc ethiopia egypt ship by athens. Of athenians including leader of athens - pericles. Identity was unknown - what was done to avoid. Established 27 years bc, vast trade network. Malaria bad air, breathing bad air from marshes in the summer.

Get access

Grade+
$10 USD/m
Billed $120 USD annually
Grade+
Homework Help
Study Guides
Textbook Solutions
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
Booster Class
40 Verified Answers
Class+
$8 USD/m
Billed $96 USD annually
Class+
Homework Help
Study Guides
Textbook Solutions
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
Booster Class
30 Verified Answers