BMS 473 - Infections of Leisure
(3 cr.) This course looks at infectious hazards associated with a wide range of human leisure activities, from lazing on a beach to relaxing in a spa, dining out, or simply staying home and gardening. Participants discuss infections linked to salt and freshwater activities, camping and the outdoors, gardening, contact with animals, eating, foreign travel, sports, sexually transmitted diseases, body piercing, tattooing and trekking to high altitudes. Topics such as epidemiology, antibiotic resistance, pathogenicity, plagues and vaccines also are addressed. This course has social organization of the science of infectious diseases. Prerequisite: BMS 370 or BMS 213; Every Year, Fall

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