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Fighting Disease:
Health At The End Of The Millennium
Another Wired Curriculum from The United Nations CyberSchoolBus

1 Introduction
2 How They Work
3 How They Spread
4 Poverty and Disease
5 Prevention
6 Immunization

Unit 1
Introduction: A concern for all


  • Provide an overview of the main points in the curriculum
  • Introduce the range of infectious diseases, from the non-threatening to the dangerous
  • Explain why the issue of infectious diseases has become globally important again
  • Define new diseases and re-emerging diseases
  • Present an overview of the global situation regarding infectious diseases

Note: Most of the points discussed in this unit will be revisited in other units.

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