Chapter 15. Childhood Mortality and Infectious Diseases

  1. Susan Scott and
  2. Christopher J. Duncan

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774489.ch15

Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations

Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations

How to Cite

Scott, S. and Duncan, C. J. (2002) Childhood Mortality and Infectious Diseases, in Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774489.ch15

Author Information

  1. School of Biological Sciences University of Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 MAY 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632059836

Online ISBN: 9780470774489

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Keywords:

  • childhood mortality;
  • infections;
  • diphtheria;
  • malaria;
  • epidemiology

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The biology of infectious diseases

  • Epidemiology and modelling of infectious diseases

  • Interaction of nutrition and infection

  • The impact of malnutrition on resistance to infection

  • The effect of malnutrition on the mortality from infectious diseases

  • Diarrhoeal diseases

  • Conclusions: nutrition and infectious diseases

  • Smallpox in rural towns

  • Smallpox in London

  • Measles epidemics in London, 1630-1837

  • Whooping cough epidemics in London, 1701-1812

  • Direct effects of malnutrition on child mortality