|Medical Overviews A collection of commonly discussed medical topics.
08-24-2014, 11:05 AM
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I am in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at the State University of New York, Downstate. I teach infectious disease epidemiology and conduct research on parasitism, vector-borne infections, and landscape epidemiology. I have a particular interest in disease ecologies and social and geographic health disparities.
I have started this infectious disease site for two reasons. First, I want to transfer the content of my infectious disease course at SUNY, Downstate to a wider audience. Second, I want to engage a discussion of the processes of infectious disease from a landscape epidemiology perspective. Our physical and social landscapes define a dynamic, living surface on which we live. This "living surface" also defines the terrain on which we experience health or illness. Comprised of complex ecologies, geographies, social structures, interpersonal interactions, and highly evolved pathogen biology, the relationships between humans and infectious organisms are simultaneously both nuanced and extravagant in their epidemiology. This site seeks to explore the nuance and extravagance together in an effort to 1) arrive at a clearer understanding of the human-pathogen relationships, and 2) to discuss the targeting of control and prevention of disease in human populations.
The Hemorrhagic Fevers
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever
Rift Valley Fever
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever
Lassa Hemorrhagic Fever
American Hemorrhagic Fevers
Liver Flukes Part 1: Clonorchis sinensis
Liver Flukes Part 2: Fascioliasis
Lung Flukes: Paragonimiasis
Measles Part 1: The Virus, the Disease, and the Dynamics
Measles Part 2: The Vaccine and the Control of a Killer
Dengue Part 1: The Virus and the Global Burden of Disease
Dengue Part 2: The Mosquito and its Ecology
Dengue in the United States
West Nile Virus
Malaria Part 1: The Parasite
Malaria Part 2: The Vector
Malaria Part 3: The Disease
Malaria Part 4: The Landscape
Trypanosomiasis Part 1: Sleeping Sickness
Trypanosomiasis Part 2: Chagas Disease
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Other Zoonotic disease
Last edited by Sonny; 08-24-2014 at 08:57 PM.
09-29-2014, 02:16 PM
That new cold variation has taken a very nasty turn. 10 kids with polio like symptoms.
09-29-2014, 02:28 PM
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Yeah, I caught the reference a few days ago & oncve again, forgot to post it. Let me dig that up & link it to the appropriate thread.
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