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Fall 2018
Jul 10, 2020
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MICB 549 - Infectious Disease & Conflict
This course will focus on the impact of infectious disease on populations during political instability and conflict. We will review how a country's national and foreign policy positions impact health systems and assess the risk of infectious disease threats when nations become unstable due to factors such as internal state actors, man-made sources of instability, and terrorism. We will focus on why particular infectious diseases are prone to emergence or re-emergence during conflict and security. The class will review lessons learned from previous challenges including the 2003 polio vaccine boycott in Nigeria and the 2016-2018 cholera outbreak in Yemen. Lectures will cover current political and global health environments and discuss future threats for global health security and political stability. Students can expect to get an overview of recent global and political conflicts and gain an understanding of how pathogens that would once be considered controllable take their toll on a population, health system, and/or governance structure.

2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Microbiology Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate

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