Global Public Health


PUBH-100: Global Issues in Public Health

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Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Environmental Public Health | Epidemiology | International Public Health | Preventive Medicine | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion | Virus Diseases

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This walks readers through the basic demographics of Somalia, a country located in the horn of Africa. After learning about the government in Somalia and the problems that the people of the country face, this focuses on the problem of Rift Valley Fever. Rift Valley Fever is a virus that year after year strikes Somalia and surrounding countries. Weather patterns seem to help predict when Rift Valley Fever will be at the highest risk for an outbreak. This outlines the steps the current government and people are trying to take to help prevent outbreaks of RVF. But the solutions currently being taken or previously tried seem to not be working good enough. Along with possible solutions, this outlines the symptoms of RVF, treatment, and warning signs.

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