Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Famine and epidemics

This is an interesting post from Contagions, the first in a series about the link between malnutrition and epidemics and the vicious cycle that can be created.* Ziegler writes, "Today this cycle can be mitigated and eventually broken by international food relief and even limited modern medical treatment." This is an overly optimistic expectation. Patchy mitigation can be achieved, but what is needed is a revolution in food production and distribution.

*The 2007 article on which it's based is open access.

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