infectious disease

Deviant Burials: Infectious Disease or Vampires?

Understanding Prone & Deviant Burials

Anthropologists have been trying to understand the reasons for deviant burials such as being buried face-down. Throughout history, evidence points towards preventing infectious diseases, fear of the dead coming back as evil creatures, and vampires.
Study on Banded Mongoose Presents How its Environment Influences the Spread of Infectious Disease

Mongoose Study Helps Determine How Infectious Diseases Spread

Through observation on banded mongoose populace across several environments in Botswana, the team of researchers was able to obtain insight into how in which type of and behavior of animals interact to affect the spread of "novel tuberculosis pathogen" transmitted employing "olfactory communication behaviors."
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