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HLTC05H3 Chapter Notes -Social Forces, Protozoa, Social Stratification


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Health Studies
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HLTC05H3
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R Song

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Armelagos
- 1990s: antibiotic resistant pathogens and pesticide resistant insects become
a problem eradication of disease vectors difficult
- other problems like ecological disruption and inequality also present
- Abdul Omrans epidemiological theory: Human pops. Experiencing shifts in
disease patterns which in result leads to an alteration in population
processes
Epidemiological Transition
PATHOGEN INDUCED INFECTIONS
to
CHRONIC MAN MADE DISEASE (pollution)
- Macroparasitism: social stratification within societies and between them
(when organisms appropriate others as continuing sources of food and
energy)
- Epidemiological transitions:
1. Shift from foraging to primary food prod., domestication of
plants/animals prevalence of infectious disease, increase in pop
size and density, sedentarism, social stratification creates shift in
disease ecology
2. Decline in infectious disease and rise of chronic man mad disease
(controversial because third world still lives with infectious
disease)
3. Antibiotics losing effectiveness, globalization of reemerging
infectious diseases, resistant to antibiotics, reemergence of novel
diseases
- social forces influence inequality in an increasingly interconnected world
effects disease process
- Paul farmer and Meredity turhsen Epidemiology models are narrow, they
favour rich countries and don’t consider culture, politics and economic
complexity
- Economic/technological development = greater gaps between rich and poor
- POVERTY = main cause of preventable disease
- Heirloom pathogens: lice, pinworm, protozoa,bacteria (parasites shared
with early hominids, remained after speciation)
- Zoonatic diseases from hunter-gatherers because of frequent movement and
egalatarian nature
1st Epid. Transition:
- development of primary food prod.
- Devellopemnt of agriculture political/econ. Changes social classes with
diff access to resources
- Cultivation insect bites
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