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super bacteria (2010)

Announcing a new major in Public Health

Public health is often taken for granted but the results of it are all around us. The water we drink, the air we breathe, the food we eat, the places in which we live and work, and the diseases we try to manage are all shaped by the science of public health. Often we are not aware of public health until a disaster occurs, such as devastating earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and other calamities. In the wake of such a disaster, concerns about air quality, food and water contamination, and the spread of disease, both immediate and for the long term, are just a few of the public health concerns that become foremost in our minds.