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ARCHIVED 2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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BIO 349 - Infectious Diseases (3)

Prerequisite: BIO 348 .
This course addresses the historical and present day effects of infectious disease on human society, agriculture, and medical care. Issues of evolution of virulence mechanisms, biological organisms as terrorism weapons and bioterrorism preparedness, public health and disease, antibiotic use and overuse, common and not-so-common plague-causing organisms, vaccination, and more will be considered. Disease agents include bacteria, viruses, and selected eukaryotic pathogens. Students will achieve a solid understanding of the spread, control and cost of disease in the world today.