August 17, 2011

Emerging Infectious Diseases in Cities

James Byrne, Scientific American

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When we were discussing the ‘cities’ theme that’s running across all the blogs I didn’t want to take the easy route. Connecting cities and disease is pretty easy, I could look at plague or cholera and be totally within the scope of the theme. Instead I remembered a little paper I had read while ago about the role cities play in the emergence of new infectious diseases.

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TAGGED: Cities, Infectious Disease, Epidemiology, Emerging Diseases


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The Plague Is Alive and Well
Emily Lodish, Global Post
It sounds like something old. "Bubonic plague."You hear those two words and you think: "Half of Europe died in the Middle Ages. It was called the Black Death."You aren't wrong. But it didn't stop there, as many mistakenly... more ››