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How do culture and health beliefs affect the spread of emerging diseases?

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    AIDS spread thoughout South Africa because the president of the country, Thabo Mbeki, did not acknowledge that it was a virus, and did not treat it with effective medication and prophylactic measures. For more about that, see
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/26/MNRD14CABN.DTL

    Certain religions do not believe in conventional medical treatment.

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