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Africa in the time of cholera [electronic resource] : a history of pandemics from 1817 to the present / Myron Echenberg.

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Author/Creator:
Echenberg, Myron J.
Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series:
African studies series ; 114.
African studies ; 114
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 208 p. : ill., maps.
Subjects:
Cholera -- Africa -- History -- 19th century.
Cholera -- Africa -- History -- 20th century.
Cholera -- Africa -- History -- 21st century.
Epidemics -- Africa -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
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.
Contents:
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN:
9781107001497 (hardback)
9780521188203 (pbk.)
9781139080484 (e-book)
OCLC:
726734796
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