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Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar Program, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA

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Department of Anthropology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA





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Abstract The epidemiological transition model describes the changing relationship between humans and their diseases. The first transition occurred with the shift to agriculture about 10,000 YBP, resulting in a pattern of infectious and nutritional diseases still evident today. In the last two centuries, some populations have undergone a second transition, characterized by a decline in infectious disease and rise in degenerative disease. We are now in the throes of a third epidemiological transition, in which a resurgence of familiar infections is accompanied by an array of novel diseases, all of which have the potential to spread rapidly due to globalization. View Full-Text

Keywords: epidemiological transition; globalization; infectious disease; degenerative disease epidemiological transition; globalization; infectious disease; degenerative disease





Autor: Kristin Harper 1,* and George Armelagos 2

Fuente: http://mdpi.com/



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