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Author Echenberg, Myron J
Title Africa in the time of cholera : a history of pandemics from 1817 to the present / Myron Echenberg
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  RA644.C3 E24 2011    AVAILABLE    30520020737533
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  RA644.C3 E18 2011    AVAILABLE    30530001092253
Descript xvi, 208 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Series African studies ; [114]
African studies series ; 114
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-198) and index
Introduction -- pt. 1. The first six pandemics, 1817-1947. Cholera circles the globe -- Medical respnses -- Cholera ravages Sub-Saharan Africa: Senegambia, Ethiopia, and Zanzibar, 1821-1894 -- Cholera in North Africa and the Nile Valley: Tunisia, 1835-1868, and Egypt, 1823-1947 -- pt. 2. The seventh pandemic. Introduction: Cholera changes its face: Medical changes -- The seventh cholera pandemic in Africa -- Risk factors: environment and geography, armed conflicts, and the dispersal of refugees -- Risk factors: public health policy choices among stable and weak states -- Zimbabwe, portrait of cholera in a failed state -- Cholera today
"This book combines evidence from natural and social sciences to examine the impact on Africa of seven cholera pandemics since 1817"--Provided by publisher
Subject Cholera -- Africa -- History -- 19th century
Cholera -- Africa -- History -- 20th century
Cholera -- Africa -- History -- 21st century
Epidemics -- History -- Africa
Cholera -- history -- Africa
Disease Outbreaks -- history -- Africa
History, 19th Century -- Africa
History, 20th Century -- Africa
History, 21st Century -- Africa
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