oa CSIR Science Scope - Creating a geospatial atlas of disease intelligence and countermeasures : detection and protection through our armed forces
|Article Title||Creating a geospatial atlas of disease intelligence and countermeasures : detection and protection through our armed forces|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Publication Date||May 2010|
|Pages||46 - 47|
Medical geography is an area of research that incorporates geographic factors with studies of health and disease, examining the impact of climate and location on health. The first example of medical geography dates as far back as the 4th century BC, when physicians observed that certain diseases occurred in some places and not others. For example, they perceived that malaria was more prevalent among people who lived at low elevations near waterways than those living at higher elevations.
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