Summer Term Only
The germ’s eye view of our world. Infectious diseases have been a major cause of human mortality since ancient times, like the Black Death, Smallpox and 1918/19 Flu to last year’s Coronavirus pandemic. We discuss their globalisation and impact on society, examine ‘old’ microbes that cause Chicken Pox, Measles and certain types of cancer, and the emergence of ‘new’ ones such as AIDS, Ebola, Zika and COVID-19. We’ll end by looking at means of control, from quarantine to antibiotics and vaccines.
Frequency & Time
Weekly on Tuesday, 12.50 – 13.55