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Department
Geography
Course
GGRB28H3
Professor
Mark Hunter
Semester
Fall

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CHAPTER 2 - RETHINKING EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES Emerging infectious diseases: o AIDS & Brazilian purpuric fever (i.e., new diseases) o Hantaan virus [which spread beyond Asia as a result of ecological and economic transformations increasing the contact btw humans and rodents], Lyme disease, hemorrhagic fevers (i.e., old diseases that have somehow changed, either in pathogenicity or distribution) o Multidrug-resistant TB and Group A streptococcal infection (flesh eating bacteria) Virologists noted that the emergence of a newly recognized or novel diseases is rarely a purely virological event without identifiable, causative co-factors: ecological changes, human demographic changes and behaviour, travel and commerce, technology and industry, microbial adaptation and change, and breakdown of public health measures Even in cases of microbial mutations, we often find signs that human actions have played a large role in enhancing pathogenicity or increasing resistance to antimicrobial a
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