Living with the virus

Dobe, Madhumita (2021) Living with the virus. Learning Curve. pp. 37-40. ISSN 2582-1644

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We have been living with viruses for a hundred thousand years now. History records epidemics and pandemics and that is how we know that viral epidemics (outbreak of infectious diseases caused by viruses that spread quickly and affected many individuals at the same time in a community) began during the Neolithic period, around 12,000 years ago, when humans developed densely populated agricultural communities, allowing viruses to spread rapidly. Sometimes they spread over multiple countries or continents and were known as pandemics – the most recent example being the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic that has ravaged the world over the last two years.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Dobe, Madhumita
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Pandemic, Lockdown, School closure
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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