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Africa in the time of cholera : a history of pandemics from 1817 to the present

Author: Myron J Echenberg
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: African studies series, 114.
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"This book combines evidence from natural and social sciences to examine the impact on Africa of seven cholera pandemics since 1817"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Myron J Echenberg
ISBN: 9781107001497 1107001498 9780521188203 0521188202
OCLC Number: 660509869
Description: xvi, 208 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
pt. 1. The first six pandemics, 1817-1947. Cholera circles the globe --
Medical respnses --
Cholera ravages Sub-Saharan Africa: Senegambia, Ethiopia, and Zanzibar, 1821-1894 --
Cholera in North Africa and the Nile Valley: Tunisia, 1835-1868, and Egypt, 1823-1947 --
pt. 2. The seventh pandemic. Introduction: Cholera changes its face: Medical changes --
The seventh cholera pandemic in Africa --
Risk factors: environment and geography, armed conflicts, and the dispersal of refugees --
Risk factors: public health policy choices among stable and weak states --
Zimbabwe, portrait of cholera in a failed state --
Cholera today.
Series Title: African studies series, 114.
Responsibility: Myron Echenberg.

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