International relations and epidemics: a short expedition to places inhabited by states and mad cows.

@article{Aaltola1999InternationalRA,
  title={International relations and epidemics: a short expedition to places inhabited by states and mad cows.},
  author={M Aaltola},
  journal={Medicine, conflict, and survival},
  year={1999},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          235-54
        }
}
The complex process of co-evolution between humans, their social structures and biological disease agents have from time to time established relationships between the three. Recently, one such set of paths has opened up faster and closer global connections. As new and more inclusive approaches emerge from the shadow of strict intra-disciplinary containment, it is tempting to formulate the relationship between epidemics and international relations in new terms deriving from new metaphors. The… CONTINUE READING
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