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Communicable diseases, terrorism and disasters
What was the leading cause of death in the US at the turn of the 19th century?
Communicable disease, ie TB.
Now it's heart disease, but still accounts for 25% of office visits.
CD is now mostly resistant bacteria.
How many deaths in the world are due to communicable diseases?
1/3 of the world is infected with TB.
Who is the great grand-daddy of epidemiology?
Realized pathogens can lurk in the environment.
What is the epidemiology triad?
Vector (where does the pathogen live/replicate?)
Know direct vs. indirect contact...