BCH311H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Antimicrobial Resistance, Cholera, Smallpox

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In dec 2013 ebola broke out at the borders of guinea, liberia an sierra leone in a remote tiny illage. 2014-2015 west africa ebola outbreak infected more than 28 600 people and killed more than 11,300. Ebola is caused by a virus that spreads with the contact of bodily fluids. Its highly contagious and many infected people were people in contact with patents like health care people. Millions people die to infectious diseases each year. The bubonic plaque was one f the worst infectious diseases to hit mankind. Its caused by the bacteria ursinia pestis, wiped out 1/3 to of the entire population of asia in less than 10 years. During the 2014-2015 ebola outbreak there was also a cholera outbreak in nigeria resulting in over 4500 cases and 70 deaths in les than 1 month. Cholera is caused by a bacteria that spreads thru contaminated water. It has causes 7 mass pandemics in les than 200 years.