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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHROP 1AA3
Professor
Tracy Prowse
Semester
Winter

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Week 4 Readings 25/01/2013 4:06:00 PM New Infectious Diseases Mid-twentieth century had penicillin, vaccines against childhood diseases, and improved sanitation techniques  80s saw the increase in AIDS, SARS and HIV  Deforestation increased rates of malaria Diseases of Development These are diseases caused or increased by economic development projects  i.e. constructions of dams and irrigation throughout the tropical world has brought dramatically increased rates of schistosomiasis (caused by the presence of a parasitic worm)  Issues with childhood obesity Medical Pluralism Refers to the multiple health systems within a society.  This allows for patient’s choice and increase in healthcare
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