Aug 23, 2019  
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2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 10010 - Sci Outbreaks:Past, Present, Future

Course Credit: 1
Science of Outbreaks: the Past, Present and Future of Infectious Disease Infectious diseases are a serious global health problem. Diseases that we once thought were under control are getting the best of us, and new threats seem to be constantly developing. Over time, microbes have evolved specialized strategies that allow them to grow and survive in their hosts. These strategies range from changes in cell biology that benefit the disease-causing organism to changes in host behavior caused by the pathogen. From the Black Death to the new dangers of emerging diseases and antibiotic resistant pathogens, this course will study the microbial and societal factors that lead to infectious disease and what can be done to combat these foes. [MNS]