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Echenberg, Myron J
Africa in the time of cholera : a history of pandemics from 1815 to the present / Myron Echenberg
New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011
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 4th Floor  RA644.C3 E24 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Cholera -- Africa -- History -- 19th century
Cholera -- Africa -- History -- 20th century
Cholera -- Africa -- History -- 21st century
Epidemics -- Africa -- History
Physical Description xvi, 208 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-198) and index
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. The First Six Cholera Pandemics, 1817-1947: 1. 'The fiend of pestilence' circles the globe; 2. Medical responses; 3. Cholera ravages Sub-Saharan Africa: Senegambia, Ethiopia, and Zanzibar, 1821-1894; 4. Cholera in North Africa and the Nile Valley: Tunisia, 1835-1868, and Egypt, 1823-1947; Part II. The Seventh Cholera Pandemic Strikes Africa: 5. Medical changes; 6. Seventh pandemic in Africa, 1971-2009; 7. Risk factors: environment and geography, armed conflicts and the dispersal of refugees; 8. Risk factors: public health policy choices among stable and weak states; 9. Zimbabwe, portrait of cholera in a failed state; 10. Cholera today
Summary "This book combines evidence from natural and social sciences to examine the impact on Africa of seven cholera pandemics since 1817"--Provided by publisher
Series African studies series ; 114

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