Emerging Diseases and Socio-spatial Disparities: Lessons from Dengue Virus in Delhi

By Olivier Telle and Richard Paul
Economic and Political Weekly, 26 March 2016

In less than two decades, new viruses that were thought to have been controlled have re-emerged worldwide. Socially disadvantaged individuals and urban health inequities may help spread such diseases. Just as social sciences originally used diseases as a powerful prism to study inequalities in urban areas, there is now a case for using social sciences to analyse and solve global health issues.