Article ID: CBB422956787

Legionnaires’ Disease: Building a Better World for You (July 2018)

unapi

The emergent or newly reemerging disease model often relies on poverty as a contributing factor in the transmission of infectious diseases. But as Andrew Price-Smith has argued, affluence can also be a factor in the enhanced transmission of infection. Legionnaires’ disease, first identified in 1976 as the cause of a novel disease outbreak in Philadelphia, fits the model of such a disease of affluence. The Legionella bacteria readily finds niches in the equipment and systems of the modern-built environment designed to deliver and store fresh water for the comfort of its inhabitants. Ubiquitous in freshwater sources around the world, the built environment constitutes a “better” world for Legionella population increase and is likely to facilitate expanding outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease.

...More
Citation URI
http://data.isiscb.org/isis/citation/CBB422956787/

Similar Citations

Article Warwick Anderson; (2017)
Nowhere to Run, Rabbit: The Cold-War Calculus of Disease Ecology (/isis/citation/CBB593910187/) unapi

Book Gwyn Campbell; Eva-Maria Knoll; (2020)
Disease Dispersion and Impact in the Indian Ocean World (/isis/citation/CBB762784175/) unapi

Book McKenna, Maryn; (2010)
Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA (/isis/citation/CBB001034264/) unapi

Article Elena Conis; (2017)
Polio, DDT, and Disease Risk in the United States after World War II (/isis/citation/CBB268256668/) unapi

Article Mark Honigsbaum; (2017)
René Dubos, Tuberculosis, and the “Ecological Facets of Virulence” (/isis/citation/CBB234406876/) unapi

Article Alcalá Ferráez, Carlos; (2012)
De miasmas a mosquitos: el pensamiento médico sobre la fiebre amarilla en Yucatán, 1890--1920 (/isis/citation/CBB001420572/) unapi

Article Margaret Pelling; (2022)
Mythological Endings: John Snow (1813–1858) and the History of American Epidemiology (/isis/citation/CBB716029329/) unapi

Book Abigail A. Dumes; (1920)
Divided Bodies: Lyme Disease, Contested Illness, and Evidence-Based Medicine (/isis/citation/CBB687864939/) unapi

Book Cornwall, Claudia; (2013)
Catching Cancer: The Quest for Its Viral and Bacterial Causes (/isis/citation/CBB001213235/) unapi

Article Grisotti, Márcia; Avila-Pires, Fernando Dias de; (2011)
Worms, Slugs and Humans: The Medical and Popular Construction of an Emerging Infectious Disease (/isis/citation/CBB001420542/) unapi

Article David Ribes; Jessica Beth Polk; (2015)
Organizing for Ontological Change: The Kernel of an Aids Research Infrastructure (/isis/citation/CBB617006565/) unapi

Article Little, Lester K.; (2013)
Plague Historians in Lab Coats (/isis/citation/CBB001200343/) unapi

Thesis Mauck, Aaron Pascal; (2010)
Managing Care: The History of Diabetes Management in Twentieth Century America (/isis/citation/CBB001561043/) unapi

Article Martin D. Moore; (2016)
Harnessing the Power of Difference: Colonialism and British Chronic Disease Research, 1940–1975 (/isis/citation/CBB533843290/) unapi

Article Tamba E. M'Bayo; (2018)
Ebola, Poverty, Economic Inequity and Social Injustice in Sierra Leone (/isis/citation/CBB175276652/) unapi

Authors & Contributors
Honigsbaum, Mark
Amsterdamska, Olga
Hatzfeld, Nicolas
McKenna, Maryn
Little, Lester K.
Cornwall, Claudia
Journals
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Histoire & Mesure
Past and Present
Journal of West African History
Publishers
Free Press
Rowman & Littlefield
Harvard University
Duke University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Concepts
Epidemiology
Disease and diseases
Public health
Bacteriology
Disease ecology
Medicine
People
Greenwood, Major
Finlay, Carlos Juan
Dubos, René Jules
Ratcliffe, Francis
Fenner, Frank
Snow, John
Time Periods
20th century, late
21st century
20th century
20th century, early
19th century
Places
United States
Great Britain
France
Costa Rica (Caribbean)
Brazil
Mexico
Institutions
Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research
Comments

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment