The epidemiological transition in an overseas territory: disease mapping in French Polynesia.

@article{Vigneron1989TheET,
  title={The epidemiological transition in an overseas territory: disease mapping in French Polynesia.},
  author={E Vigneron},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={913-22}
}
  • E Vigneron
  • Published 1989 in Social science & medicine
During the last 200 years in French Polynesia the people have experienced several dramatic changes in the pathological scene. First the discovery of Tahiti and the surrounding islands at the end of the eighteenth century caused the spread of diseases previously unknown, usually in the form of epidemic outbreaks. In contrast, from the 1860s to soon after the end of the Second World War, health amelioration in French Polynesia was slowly occurring. This constituted a first epidemiological… CONTINUE READING