Essentials of Environmental Health

 Essentials of Environmental Health

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 5 and Chapter 6 from the course text, Essentials of Environmental Health (3rd ed.). Additionally, read the following articles and websites:


Before beginning your initial post, make certain you have completed the required reading from How the Wise Men Brought Malaria to Africa. Next, flash forward to the 21st century, where zoonotic and vector-borne diseases such as dengue fever, Zika, Lyme, and hantavirus are frequently described in the media.

For your initial post,

For example, here is a video (Links to an external site.) of Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of our nation’s leading infectious disease physicians, discussing how devastating a highly infectious respiratory illness could be to the world a mere 6 months prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s Dr. Fauci was the leading expert on HIV and AIDS in the United States, and in early 2020 he was called upon to lead the taskforce to address the COVID-19 pandemic.