First published in 1998, this book contributes to our understanding of emergent and resurgent infectious diseases and health ecology in developing areas through detailed spatial and temporal analysis of recent cholera and bacillary dysentery epidemics in Mozambique. The book examines the influence of environmental, demographic and socio-economic changes on the nature and context of cholera and bacillary dysentery. It provides a detailed background to the two diseases based on their ecology and contemporary status in human communities together with analysis of extensive primary field data centered on three key urban areas in central Mozambique. Influences are weighed up against factors relating to the individual ecologies of the different pathogens, primary subsistence, and the impacts of Mozambique's history of conflict and development policies on human vulnerability. The extensive case study material is used to provide clear indications of appropriate ways forward in the field of environmental health management.
’…an impressive and innovative study…It is both excellent academically and in terms of practical utility. I strongly recommend this book for teachers and researchers in the field of health and development and associated subjects such as development studies. It will also provide important reading for programme planners involved in a wide range of development and environmental management areas.’ Professor David R. Phillips, International Geographical Union ’…provides key information on the nature and context of cholera and bacillary dysentery in Mozambique.’ Oxfam’s Review of Journals ’…a thorough and very detailed presentation…interesting and informed…’ Growth and Change
1. The Ecology of Cholera and Bacillary Dysentery. 2. Human Vulnerability to Cholera and Bacillary Dysentery. 3. Epistemological Challenges and Health Ecology Research Methodologies. 4. The Disease Environment of Beira, Quelimane and Gorongosa as Background Dysentery. 5. Environmental Influences on the Distributions of Incidence of Cholera and Bacillary Dysentery in Quelimane, Beira and Gorongosa. 6. Pattern and Process in Diarrhoeal Disease Incidence : The Role of Resettlement , Forced Displacement and Environmental Change. 7. Socio-economic and Political Change and Incidence of Cholera and Bacillary Dysentery. 8. Emergent Ecology of Disease and Health in Mozambique: Implications and Applications of a Geo-Holisitc Perspective.
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