IDSB04H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Nipple, Medical Statistics, Public Health Surveillance

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Week 1 - the historical origins of modern international (and global) health. Black death occurred from the 14th c. to the 17th c. This plague originated in wild rodents what created the sickness that travelled over seas were humans, expansive farming and new trading methods. There were a huge set of health problems but no central institution: people blamed cosmological causes for health problems. The role of religion people sa(cid:449) si(cid:272)k(cid:374)ess as god(cid:859)s pu(cid:374)ish(cid:373)e(cid:374)t fo(cid:396) (cid:272)olle(cid:272)ti(cid:448)e o(cid:396) pe(cid:396)so(cid:374)al si(cid:374) Instead of finding ways to treat people, those who were sick were isolated for 40 days and after that period, they were thought to be unable to spread the disease (aka quarantine) This was an early attempt at international disease control. Quarantine was a 40-day detention period adopted by venice because they though that this period of time would remove any disease that was present.

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