Kenya: In small villages, people are plagued with the escalating consquences of malaria. But what accounts for the recent epidemics in Nairobi, a place where malaria never before existed?
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Washington, D.C. :
|Series:||Journey to planet earth.
|Summary:||Kenya: In small villages, people are plagued with the escalating consquences of malaria. But what accounts for the recent epidemics in Nairobi, a place where malaria never before existed?|
Bangladesh: Community health clinics struggle to cope with massive cholera epidemics which strike nearly half a million Bangladeshis and claim 25,000 lives.
United States: Travel, commerce and tourism have brought infectious diseases to the doorstep of the West, resulting in new emerging public health threats such as West Nile Virus. Is this a harbinger of things to come?
|Item Description:||Originally broadcast as a segment of the second season of the public television series, Journey to planet earth.|
Explores the link between environmental change and human health: are we winning the battle to prevent global outbreaks of infectious disease? Environmental change is fostering the tide of contagion which threatens to engulf us all.
|Physical Description:||1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Audience:||Middle school to adult.|
|Production Credits:||Cinematographer, Dennis Boni ; editor, Robert Zakin ; original score, Frank Ferrucci.|
|Access:||For face-to-face teaching only, no public performance license.|