Accession Number:

ADA445574

Title:

Health Data Concerning Ecuador

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC DIV OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-01-27

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

This report provides health information on the Republic of Ecuador that was prepared by the Department of Health Data, Division of Preventive Medicine, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Section I, General Background, contains a brief history of the country followed by information on topography and climate, the people, diet, and housing. Section II, Socio-Economic Factors Influencing Health, focuses on agriculture and industry, standards of living, water supplies, waste disposal, transportation systems, and communications. Section III looks at animals in Ecuador of medical importance, particularly those that are vectors of disease, such as mosquitoes, flies, ticks, fleas, mites, scorpions, spiders, and poisonous snakes. Section IV, Diseases, reviews various diseases that are common in Ecuador, including altitude sickness, malaria, yellow fever, plague, typhus, hepatitis, tuberculosis, respiratory diseases, childhood diseases, and dietary deficiencies. Section V, Medical Agencies, presents an overview of Ecuadors Public Health Administration, hospitals, and adjunct health agencies. Section VI, Medical Personnel, describes the countrys physicians, dentists, veterinarians, nurses, and others. Section VII, Medical Education, describes Ecuadors medical schools schools of dentistry and nursing schools for veterinarians, pharmacists, and midwives and medical publications.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Hygiene and Sanitation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE