Accession Number : AD0721526

Title :   Health and Disease in Four Peruvian Villages. Contrasts in Epidemiology,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Personal Author(s) : Buck,Alfred A. ; Sasaki,Tom T. ; Anderson,Robert I.

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 157

Abstract : Focusing on regional differences--both sociological and ecological--as clues to disease phenomena, a report is given of a study of four villages in Peru, each in a different geographical and climatic region, and each differing from the others in socioeconomic an other characteristics. The investigation was carried out by a team of specialists in epidemiology, parasitology, microbiology and immunology, entomology, sanitary engineering, and anthropology. Their research included studies of the distribution of infections and diseases in each village; sources and sanitary quality of the water; waste disposal and housing; insects of public health importance; the health significance of coca chewing; and socioeconomic aspects of each village. New information is presented on treponematoses, arbovirus infections, and medically important insects.

Descriptors :   (*PUBLIC HEALTH, *PERU), (*EPIDEMIOLOGY, PERU), MICROBIOLOGY, ENTOMOLOGY, PARASITES, DISEASES, INFECTIOUS DISEASES, ANTHROPOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY, ECONOMICS, SANITARY ENGINEERING, DISEASE VECTORS, VIRUS DISEASES, BACTERIA, PARASITIC DISEASES, SOUTH AMERICA

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE