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Diseases of Africa

by: Caitlin Gibson

Diseases of Africa

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Janice Weeks

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Lecture 1 Notes
Janice Weeks
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Date Created: 04/05/14
Notes 331 B1 309 Africa thoughts Hot weather Joy without any material possessions Very spiritual or faith based Very musical and expression driven Low education or knowledge Missing middle generation parents Lacking understanding of current health care practices due to missing parental generation Many orphans Due to high presence of orphans low amount of hygiene Large agriculture background 3 important facts Africa is HUGE Africa is diverse Africa is full of hope and promise Cause of immerging diseases Rainforests and humidity in SubSaharan Africa Saharan part of Africa is dominated by Islamic ways and Arabic language US Department of Affairs does not represent this portion only represents SubSaharan Africa Poverty and diseaseillness go hand in hand but which came first They both come together Parasitism one form of symbiosis Symbiosis Relationship is detrimental to the host and bene cial for the parasite by ingesting some of the nutrients from the host Parasite is recognized as foreign to the host and thus initiating an immune response Ectoparasites outside of the host Endoparasites inside of the host focus on in this course Parasites usually have to have multiple hosts to complete their life cycle Both types parasites normally reproduce sexually lnterrnediate host host in which the parasites may reproduce asexually De nitive hosts host in which parasites reproduce sexually Vector organism that serves as a host and a carrier traditionally refers to arthropods


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