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The Atlas of Disease : Mapping deadly epidemics and contagion from the plague to the zika virus



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Author: Sandra Hempel

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

Publish Date: 27 Nov 2018

ISBN-13: 9781781317907

Pages: 304

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Preface

The Atlas of Disease gives a unique perspective on how epidemics have spread throughout history, from the fourteenth-century plague that devastated Europe and the lethal outbreaks of cholera in the nineteenth century, right up to the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and the catastrophic spread of zika in Brazil.

Interweaving new maps based on the latest available data with historical charts alongside intriguing, often unsettling, contemporary illustrations, this extraordinary book plots the course of some of the most virulent and deadly pandemics around the world. Discover how diseases have changed the course of history, stimulated advances in medicine and how mapping has played a key role in prevention and cure, shaping countless lives.
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Table of Contents

Introduction

SECTION 1: AIRBORNE
Diphtheria
Influenza
Leprosy
Measles
Scarlet Fever
SARS
Smallpox
Tuberculosis (TB)

SECTION 2: WATERBORNE
Cholera
Dysentery
Typhoid

SECTION 3: INSECTS AND ANIMALS
Malaria
Plague
Typhus
Yellow Fever
Zika

SECTION 4: HUMAN TO HUMAN
Polio
Ebola
HIV and AIDS
Syphilis

Index
Credits
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