Historical epidemiology and infectious disease processes in Africa

Historical epidemiology and infectious disease processes in Africa

Author: 
Webb, James L. A.
Publisher: 
Cambridge University Press
Date published: 
2013
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Journal Title: 
Journal of African History
Source: 
Journal of African History, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2013, pp. 3-10
Abstract: 

This article outlines the historical development in African studies of the sub-discipline of historical epidemiology and the contemporary challenges of understanding infectious disease processes that require integrating biomedical and historical knowledge. It suggests that Africanist historians can play a significant role in collaborative and multidisciplinary research in this field by exploring the histories of disease processes and interventions, and thereby contributing to improvements in public health practice and outcomes.

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CITATION: Webb, James L. A.. Historical epidemiology and infectious disease processes in Africa . : Cambridge University Press , 2013. Journal of African History, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2013, pp. 3-10 - Available at: http://library.au.int/historical-epidemiology-and-infectious-disease-processes-africa-4