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1. WATCH THE FILM “THE GREAT FEVER” For over two hundred years, yellow fever killed an estimated 100,000 people in the United States while doctors and scientists struggled to explain how the disease was spread. Today, we understand that many diseases are spread by an living vector (e.g., rodent, insect). Prior to discovering “Yellow Jack” was spread by mosquitoes, there were two major theories of transmission.400 words (1.5 – 2 pages double spaced)Describe and discuss miasma theory and the efforts made at that time in this American city (name it) to “prevent” transmission based on that theory (e.g., what did they do).Then briefly describe the experiment conducted that provided the evidence that yellow fever is spread by mosquitoes. Specifically, what were the experimental conditions in building 1 and building 2?
2. WATCH THE FILM”THE FORGOTTEN PLAGUE”,By the dawn of the 19th century, the deadliest killer in human history, tuberculosis, had killed one in seven of all the people who had ever lived. The disease struck America with a vengeance, ravaging communities and touching the lives of almost every family. The battle against the deadly bacteria had a profound and lasting impact on the country. 400 words (2 pages double spaced)Describe the early beliefs about TB, the suggested treatment and how this treatment impacted American migration and the growth of cities.Discuss how Koch’s Postulates played a role in understanding the transmission of TB from person to person.