"Communicable Disease Paper" Essays and Research Papers

  • Communicable Disease Paper

    Communicable Disease Paper Communicable disease, “is an infectious disease transmissible, (as from person to person) by direct contact with an infected individual or the individual’s discharges or by indirect means (as by a vector)” (Merriam-Webster, 2011, p. 1). Understanding how communicable diseases are spread is important in reducing the significant affliction of disease in low income communities across the United States and increase prevention, awareness, and safety. The objective of this...

    AIDS, Condom, Epidemiology 1816  Words | 6  Pages

  • Communicable Disease Paper

    Communicable Disease Paper Tuberculosis Communicable diseases rely on fluid exchange, contaminated substance, or close contact to travel from an infected carrier to a healthy individual. Many people have never heard of a disease called tuberculosis (TB) or not fully aware how serious this disease really is. I will briefly summarize the research that was conducted on tuberculosis by describing the disease in details and discussing efforts to control it, indentify environmental factors related...

    Epidemiology, Health care, Health care provider 911  Words | 2  Pages

  • Communicable Disease Paper

    Communicable Disease Paper Enquied Fields HCS/465 May 28, 2014 Duane Bibbie Communicable Disease Paper In the world today, there are a number of communicable diseases that rely on fluid exchange, contaminated substances...

    Epidemiology, Infectious disease, Influenza 1617  Words | 7  Pages

  • Communicable Disease Paper

     Communicable Disease Michael E Aponte Professor Steiner University of Phoenix HCS 457 Chickenpox is a highly communicable virus named the varicella-zoster virus and closely resembles the herpes virus. The virus can be released into the air by coughing or sneezing, spreading the virus from person to person. The virus also can be spread by touching the fluids from a chickenpox blister. Chickenpox is so contagious that an individual who has never had exposure to chickenpox...

    Chickenpox, Herpes zoster, Infection 1275  Words | 7  Pages

  • Communicable Diseases

    Communicable Disease Communicable diseases have been a plague on mankind since the beginning of history. Communicable diseases can instill fear, panic, and public outrage. The outcry for communicable disease control, prevention, and eradication has been the driving force behind physicians and organizations. Understanding the communicable disease, the origin, the causation behind the spread of the disease, and how to prevent further spread of the communicable disease is the intent of these physicians...

    Disease, Epidemiology, Immune system 808  Words | 3  Pages

  • Communicable Disease

    Communicable Disease Paper Charlotte Hall HCS457 Sarah Dunn 3/4/2013 Communicable Disease Paper Communicable disease is a notifiable disease; this is any disease that is required to be reported (HEALTH, 2005). Communicable disease includes sexually transmitted diseases (STD) like Chlamydia. Chlamydia is a bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatis and is a commonly reported STD (Services, 2012). This disease may not have any symptoms to indicate a problem within the person. Chlamydia affects...

    Epidemiology, HIV, Human sexual behavior 802  Words | 3  Pages

  • Communicable Disease

    Communicable Disease/Hepatitis Francois Drof HCS/457 March 18, 2013 Lindsay Cogan Communicable Disease/Hepatitis B The communicable disease I have chosen for this paper is Hepatitis. Hepatitis B is a liver disease that is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). This virus can cause infections that can last a life time. These infections include cirrhosis of the liver (scarring), liver cancer, liver failure, and ultimately death. Hepatitis B is highly contagious and this disease affects...

    Cancer, Cirrhosis, Disease 883  Words | 3  Pages

  • Communicable Disease Paper

    Description and Demographic of Hepatitis B Hepatitis B is a viral infection that is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It attacks the liver and can cause both acute and chronic disease. Acute HBV is less than six months and ones immune system is able to fight and clear the infection. Chronic HBV lasts longer than six months and ones immune system is unable to fight the infection leading to liver failure, cancer or cirrhosis. Occasionally chronic HBV can go undetected for years due to a person...

    Bilirubin, Cirrhosis, Hepatitis 1304  Words | 4  Pages

  • Communicable Diseases

    Communicable Disease HCS 457 Communicable Disease Chickenpox is one of the many highly communicable diseases. This communicable disease is cause by a virus called varicella-zoster which has a resemblance with the herpes virus. It can be transmitted through close contact with the fluids from the blisters or through air wherein the virus is disseminated by coughing or sneezing. Chickenpox is regarded as highly communicable for individuals who are exposed to the disease for the first time...

    Chickenpox, Epidemiology, Herpes zoster 1346  Words | 4  Pages

  • Communicable Disease

    Communicable Disease HCS/457- Public and Community Health Jeffrey Rhoades November 26, 2012 Communicable Disease Communicable disease is defined as an infectious disease transmissible (as from person to person) by direct contact with an affected individual or the individual’s discharge or by indirect means (Merriam Webster, m-w.com). A communicable disease can be transmitted through fluid exchange or by a vector. Hepatitis B is a known communicable disease still affecting the United States...

    Cirrhosis, Hepatitis, Hepatitis B 1535  Words | 5  Pages

  • Communicable Disease

     Communicable Disease Paper Tabatha Manley HCS/457 May 18, 2015 Mrs. Patti Communicable Disease Paper What is the Bird Flu? The bird flu is a virus that affects all birds, both poultry and non poultry, and can be very deadly to them. It is a flu that does not often affect the human population, but humans can be affected if coming if direct contact with an infected flock or bird. “Symptoms in infected people can include influenza like illness, including fever, aches, respiratory symptoms, and...

    Avian influenza, Bird, Human flu 840  Words | 5  Pages

  • Communicable Disease

    Communicable Disease HCS 457 June 4, 2012 Communicable Disease A communicable disease is a bacteria or virus that can is transferred from person to person, or from animals or the physical environment to individuals by a variety of ways. For example air and water, to contaminated articles or fomites, insect and animal bites (Reigelman, p. 210, 2011). The spreading of a communicable disease is easily transferred and can range from a common cold to anthrax making the disease contagious. I...

    Chlamydia infection, Epidemiology, Human sexual behavior 1349  Words | 4  Pages

  • Communicable Disease

    Communicable Disease HCS 457 September 24, 2012 Heather Steiner Communicable Disease Tuberculosis is a communicable disease that affects a person’s lungs. Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium. Untreated TB can be fatal, in the past TB was the leading cause of death in the United States. There are two TB related conditions that exit: latent TB infection and Active TB infection. TB can be transmitted to others when an infected person coughs or sneezes...

    Epidemiology, Health care, HIV 893  Words | 3  Pages

  • Communicable Disease

    Communicable Disease Student Name: Course No: Date: Instructor: A communicable disease can be defined as a disease that is spread or can be spread from one individual to another or sometimes from an animal to a human being (Webber, 2009). The spread of a communicable disease does not only happen through airborne bacteria or viruses, but also through blood and other fluids of the body. Communicable diseases are sometimes termed as contagious or infectious diseases. Tuberculosis...

    Bacteria, Cancer, Disease 1025  Words | 4  Pages

  • Communicable Disease

    Communicable Disease Svetlana Brooks HCS/457 April 22, 2013 Deborah Ayers Communicable Disease A communicable disease is an infectious disease transmitted from one person to another directly or indirectly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV and nearly one in five of those are not aware that they are infected (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus that causes AIDS...

    AIDS, Antiretroviral drug, HIV 943  Words | 3  Pages

  • Communicable Diseases

    Introduction A communicable disease is a disease that is transmitted through direct contact with an infected individual or indirectly through a vector. It is also called a contagious disease (Communicable Disease , 2010). Communicable diseases can be spread very easy and they can range anywhere from a cold to anthrax. I will be discussing the communicable disease chlamydia and how it affects the person as well as everything around them. Awareness about communicable disease is going to be the...

    Chlamydia infection, Epidemiology, Human sexual behavior 1413  Words | 4  Pages

  • Communicable Diseases

    COMMUNICABLE DISEASESCommunicable diseases are illnesses that can be transmitted from one person to another.  Some of the examples include;  Gonorrhea  Tuberculosis  Malaria  Meningitis  Transmission is the passing of communicable diseases from an infected host individual or a con- specific (belonging to the same species) individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. MODES OF INFECTION  The main modes of infection are categorized into...

    Bacteria, Biology, Epidemiology 548  Words | 4  Pages

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     Communicable Disease Paper Lisa Tavarez HCS/457 September 1, 2014 Professor Ebony Wardlaw Introduction MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacteria is an organism known for causing skin infections in addition to many other types of infections. Although S. aureus has been causing infections (staph infections) probably as long as the human race has existed, MRSA has a relatively short history. MRSA was first noted in 1961, about two years after the antibiotic...

    Antibiotic resistance, Bacteria, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 1232  Words | 7  Pages

  • Communicable Disease

    Communicable Disease HCS/457 August 30, 2010 Rachaline Napier Communicable Disease What is a communicable disease? A communicable disease is an infectious disease that can be transmitted from one person to another either directly by contact or circuitously by fomites and vectors. HIV/AIDS is one of the many communicable diseases in the world. Throughout this presentation, a detailed analysis will be given on HIV/AIDS. I will also recommend different ways a community can educate...

    AIDS, Antiretroviral drug, Blood 1225  Words | 4  Pages

  • Communicable Disease

    Communicable Disease: Tuberculosis Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that attacks the lungs and can also attack other parts of the body. The disease is spread from person to person after living in close contact during a long period. A person with tuberculosis can spread the disease through the air by sneezing, coughing, talking, and singing. The germs are spread through the air and a person who is not infected who breaths these germs have a chance of contracting the disease. Tuberculosis...

    Epidemiology, Health care, Health economics 1269  Words | 4  Pages

  • Hiv/Aids a Communicable Disease

    HIV/AIDS a Communicable Disease Jennifer Hudson August 20, 2010 A communicable disease is an illness that is spread through contact of germs and bacteria. Humans, animals and foods are all transporters of germs and bacteria that can deliver a contagious illness from one host to another. An effortless touch or swapping of fluids is all that germs and bacteria need to spread. There are several pertinent communicable diseases in the World today. For the purposes of this paper, we will focus on...

    AIDS, Blood transfusion, HIV 861  Words | 3  Pages

  • Communicable Diseases

    Communicable Disease * Keep in mind all have fever, swollen LN, rash etc. Scarlet Fever: * Cause: Group A beta Hemolytic Streptococcus * Spread via direct contact/droplet * May lead to RF * Uvula/pharynx beefy red; tonsils have white exudate, pinpoint lesions on palate * Sandpaper rash * Pastina Sign: hyperpigmentation at joints * TONGUE (white furry white strawberry strawberry ) * So throat culture if they have strept/sore throat *** Anybody with a sore throat...

    Anemia, Fungal diseases, Measles 723  Words | 4  Pages

  • Communicable Diseases

    a person taking recommended preventative health action and to understand a person’s motivation and decision-making about seeking health services. The Health Belief Model proposes that people will respond best to messages about health promotion or disease prevention when the following four conditions for change exist: The model specifies that if individuals perceive a negative health outcome to be severe, perceive themselves to be susceptible to it, perceive the benefits to behaviors that reduce the...

    Concept, Health, Health care 842  Words | 3  Pages

  • Causes of Communicable Diseases

    ofd CAUSES OF COMUNICABLE DISESASE Hillendale Health describes a communicable disease as one that is passed from human to human through direct or indirect contact. Common ones include chicken pox, ringworm, influenza, scabies, lice, pinkeye and hepatitis. Prevention includes good hygiene skills, safe sex and using reputable sources for tattoos, piercing and blood transfusions. There are several things that cause a communicable disease and knowing the risk can help a person take measures to protect...

    Cancer, Common cold, Coronary artery disease 1956  Words | 7  Pages

  • Hiv a Communicable Disease

    HIV: A Communicable Disease HIV, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is a communicable disease that was once considered a death sentence years ago. It is a disease that is contracted by the exchange of bodily fluids such as blood, semen, and vaginal secretions. Persons can be affected by the disease for years without knowing it. To date, blood tests that pick up the antibody is the only way of detecting it. Patients may be asymptomatic, which means the disease is present, however, symptoms...

    Blood, Epidemiology, Health department 1006  Words | 3  Pages

  • HCS 457 Wk 4 Communicable Disease Paper

    Communicable Disease Paper The Dengue virus is known to be a mosquito-borne viral infection and is a major threat to health worldwide. It is a mosquito-borne infection that causes a severe flu-like illness and is also known as break bone fever. Fifty to one hundred million people are infected each year mostly in tropical and sub-tropical climates of the world. In the U.S, cases seen affected with the Dengue virus are mostly from Americans who traveled out of the country. Infection of the dengue...

    Aedes, Dengue, Dengue fever 1039  Words | 3  Pages

  • P6 Communicable And Non Communicable Diseases Right One

    P6 Communicable and non communicable diseases Communicable disease definition: this is a disease that you can catch from another individual or from a contaminated surface. Some people may se the words contagious or infectious to describe communicable disease. Diseases can be spread/become communicable as cough droplets from a common cold or flu can be spread into the atmosphere as a person sneezes or coughs. The bacteria from the droplets can be spread from person to person (making the disease...

    Cooking, Disease, Epidemiology 1279  Words | 2  Pages

  • Communicable diseases P1 P2

    Communicable diseases include malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, infant’s diarrhoea, measles and poliomyelitis diseases are passed on to people who are not already affected by it. To collect this data we use mortality rates, morbidity rates, disease incidence, disease prevalence and disability adjusted life years. They are spreading from person to person or from animals to people. It spreads by viruses or bacteria, but can also pass through blood or other body fluid. Disease Incidence: The incidence...

    Disease, Epidemiology, HIV 1172  Words | 3  Pages

  • Communicable Disease: Chickenpox/Shingles

    Communicable Disease: Chickenpox/Shingles Communicable diseases are the results from the contributing factor(s) of spreading a bacterium or virus that clings onto one person whereby passing to another. The chickenpox virus is not a respecter of persons, and children are the most vulnerable because of exposure to environmental situations that cause spreading of the virus. Communicable diseases are preventable, however; prevention focuses on how the disease spreads. Health care professionals play...

    Chickenpox, Herpes zoster, Herpesviridae 1429  Words | 5  Pages

  • issues with communicable disease

    Issues with Communicable disease Western Governors University Abstract Global Health issues affecting our world are a major concern as an outbreak can quickly cause rapid devastation. The community health caregivers are the first line for recognizing and protecting our public. The Avian Influenza and SARS disease are two specific communicable diseases that can lead to respiratory failure in severe cases. Special consideration must be given to the air we breathe and its potential effects...

    1983, Health care, Infectious disease 1993  Words | 5  Pages

  • Communicable Disease Epidemiology

     Epidemiology: Chickenpox (Varicella) Sheree Criner, RN Grand Canyon University NRS 427 V December 21, 2014 Epidemiology: Chickenpox (Varicella) As stated by to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (CDC, 2013); chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). VZV causes a primary infection that is characterized by a rash with macules, papules, and then vesicles. Other symptoms include fever, lethargy, and pruritus. VZV then remains in the body on the sensory...

    AIDS, Chickenpox, Epidemiology 1089  Words | 6  Pages

  • Non Communicable Disease

    The Global Economic Burden of Noncommunicable Diseases Contents: * Author info * Abstract * Bibliographic info * Download info * Related research * References * Citations * Lists * Statistics * Corrections ------------------------------------------------- Author Info * David E. Bloom ( dbloom@hsph.harvard.edu) (Harvard School of Public Health) * Elizabeth Cafiero ( ecafiero@hsph.harvard.edu) (Harvard School of Public Health) * Eva Jané-Llopis (...

    Disease, Economics, Epidemiology 964  Words | 4  Pages

  • Communicable Disease Paper

    Communicable Disease Paper HCS 457 10/24/2011 Racheline Napier Communicable Disease Paper Your 17 year old daughter has a new boyfriend that you have been dreading this for such a long time. They are spending way too much time together and as a parent you feel it is time to step in. You go to your daughters’ room to find that she is miserable, no he did not break up with her, she has had a fever for most of the week, she complains of a sore throat and just really not feeling well. You...

    Adolescence, Disease, Fever 776  Words | 2  Pages

  • HCS 457 Week 4 Communicable Disease Pap

     Communicable Disease Paper Kayla Lysak HCS 457 July 7, 2014 Lindsay Cogan Communicable Disease Paper This paper will be discussing what MRSA is and the efforts that are being made to control it. It will also be discussing the environmental factors that are related to this disease. Other factors that will be discussed will be to explain the influence that lifestyles, socioeconomic status and disease management play and what the public health department is doing to reduce the threat this disease...

    Epidemiology, Health care, Health care provider 931  Words | 5  Pages

  • Global Communicable Disease Outbreak

    1 Community Health Nursing Task 3 Dawn DeSantos Western Governors University HAT TASK 3 2 A. Analysis of the 2003 SARS outbreak Describe the communicable disease outbreak. Scientists believe that the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) originated from an animal to a human in Guangdong Province in China. It is not known what animal, for sure carried the zoonotic virus, but the civet...

    Epidemiology, Health care, Health care provider 2152  Words | 6  Pages

  • Disease Paper

    Hyperthyroidism, otherwise known as thyrotoxicosis, is a disease where the thyroid is overactive. Although the thyroid is not a large-sized gland located on the front of the neck, it is a big part of the endocrine system that produces a hormone called the thyroid-stimulating hormone. These hormones play a role in regulating different parts in the body, such as metabolism, body temperature, and bone growth (N1). It even plays a role in how your heart beats! The thyroid-stimulating hormone also helps...

    Goitre, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism 1518  Words | 5  Pages

  • Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases: HIV

    Epidemiology & Communicable Diseases HIV or the Human Deficiency virus is like other viruses including the flu, but the one thing that makes this virus so different than any other is that the body is unable to clear this one out completely. Once someone is infected, there is no cure. Over time, HIV can also hide or mask itself in the body's cells. The cells within a person's body that fight off infection are called CD4 cells or T cells. HIV attacks these cells and copies or replicates itself inside...

    AIDS, Antiretroviral drug, HIV 1272  Words | 4  Pages

  • Hcs 245 Culture and Disease Paper

    Culture and Disease Paper - Malaria Erin E. Nelson HCS 245 September 5, 2011 Andrea Dale Culture and Disease Paper - Malaria It tropical and sub-tropical climates temperature, humidity, and rainfall work together to create a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are a host for communicable diseases one in particular is called malaria. Malaria is a parasitic disease that infects a particular type of mosquito, Anopheles mosquitoes, which feeds...

    Epidemiology, Immune system, Infectious disease 975  Words | 3  Pages

  • Cultural and Disease Paper

    Cultural and Disease Paper While there are many endocrine diseases, the most common one in the United States is diabetes (Erika Gebel, 2010). The prevalence of endocrine diabetes is extremely high among the Arab people. There are many factor that make the Arab population vulnerable to diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Social and cultural influences also influence the development and treatment of many disease within the Arab and Islamic world. Community-based culturally sensitive intervention...

    Arab people, Arab World, Arabian Peninsula 1246  Words | 4  Pages

  • Communicable diseases Task 1 (EDEXCEL level3)

    (M1) Communicable diseases are very contagious and can spread very easily from one person to another person, this also includes from animal to person. You can get infected straight away just by touching, eating, drinking or breathing in a substance that has a lot of germs on it. Communicable diseases are caused by agents such as bacteria, parasites, protozoa, fungus and virus. Bacteria exist on every surface including in the air and below sea level. Most bacteria are harmless but others are harmful...

    Bacteria, HIV, Immune system 886  Words | 3  Pages

  • Over Nutrition (Obesity and Non-Communicable Diseases)

    KEY ISSUES REG No: OVER NUTRITION (OBESITY AND NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES) In the past, overweight people were believed to be the healthiest, more likely to have resistance to diseases and infections (Ebbeling et al, 2002). Some decades ago, the increase in non-communicable diseases associated with overweight and obesity has arguably become a public health problem in developed countries and more recently in under developed countries; with 8 million overweight people living in developed countries...

    Africa, Body mass index, Cancer 1274  Words | 4  Pages

  • Communicable Diseases

    special focus on under served and under privileged segment of population. Main responsibility of infrastructure and manpower building rests with the State Government supplemented by funds from the Central Government and external assistance. Major disease control programmes and the Family Welfare Programmes are funded by the Centre (some with assistance from external agencies) and are implemented through the State infrastructure. The food supplementation programmes for mothers and children are funded...

    Epidemiology, Health care, Health economics 4308  Words | 12  Pages

  • Chronic and Infectious Disease Paper

    Chronic and Infectious Diseases Paper Chronic disease is a fight that many fight each day. Some argue that chronic disease can be prevented with good healthy obtained through a good diet and exercise. Individuals should seek out a doctor when he or she wants to obtain good health. Each person definition of good health would be different because his and her levels of protein, carbohydrates, fiber and fats will be different. This paper identify characteristics of chronic disease, Examine the relationship...

    Asthma, Cancer, Immune system 798  Words | 3  Pages

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Research Paper

    Alzheimer’s Disease Research Paper Psychology is an applied as well as an academic field that studies both the human mind and behavior. The research in psychology attempts to explain and understand behavior, emotion and thought. The subject of psychology was created when Wilhelm Wundt opened up the very first psychology lab in Leipzig, Germany. Wilhelm Wundt believed that individuals who are appropriately trained would most likely be able to recognize the mental processes that are accompanied...

    Alzheimer's disease, Cognition, Cognitive psychology 2796  Words | 7  Pages

  • Communicable Diseases

    COMMUNICABLE DISEASES Communicable diseases are those that are spread from one person to another person, from animal to animal, or from animal to person, or vice versa. It is likely that everyone will come down with a communicable disease at some point in their lives. It is important to learn about the causes of communicable diseases and ways to prevent their spread. For example, some may say that HIV is caused by sexual contact. This is not true. It is simply the way it is spread. Causes of communicable...

    Disease, Epidemiology, Hygiene 531  Words | 2  Pages

  • communicable diseases

    95 Infectious agents and examples of diseases The organisms that cause disease vary in size from viruses, which are too small to be seen by a light microscope to intestinal worms which may be over a metre long. The groups of infectious agents are listed with examples of diseases they cause. Bacteria Pneumonia, tuberculosis, enteric fever, gonorrhoea Viruses Measles, varicella, influenza, colds, rabies Fungi Ringworm, tinea pedis (athlete’s foot) Protozoa Malaria, giardia Metazoa ...

    Disease, Fever, Infection 10371  Words | 43  Pages

  • Culture and Disease Paper

    Culture and Disease Paper University of Phoenix Introduction to Health and Disease HCS/245 In the following individual assignment of the cultural and disease paper I have selected to write about diabetes. I have always been interested about the disease; I have known that there are three different types or levels to this disease, type one type two and type three. The...

    Blood sugar, Diabetes, Diabetes mellitus 1312  Words | 4  Pages

  • Heart Disease Research Paper

    Daniel Valentine Ms. Blood Research paper 3/15/2014 Heart Disease, A growing Epidemic. Look at the highway just a few miles away. Right now you see the cars on it speeding along, nothing is wrong with the system. You see a bad driver and he causes disorder and mayhem. He causes traffic to move more slowly. Because of him, now other people cannot get to their destinations fast enough, causing problems outside of the highway. The bad driving causes accidents, and now an ambulance has to come, police...

    Artery, Congenital heart defect, Coronary artery disease 1745  Words | 6  Pages

  • COPD Respiratory disease paper

     COPD Respiratory disease paper Jean Izean HCS/245 May 25, 2015 Tynan Mara There are various forms of respiratory disease that not only debilitate, but claim the lives of millions of Americans each year. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Tuberculosis, Lung cancer, Asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis are just a few of the common respiratory infections that disrupt the functions of organs and tissues responsible for providing oxygen to the body. In this paper I will discuss Chronic obstructive...

    Alpha 1-antitrypsin, Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency, Asthma 1211  Words | 7  Pages

  • Research Paper on Crohn's Disease

    Research paper Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea and even malnutrition. Inflammation caused by Crohn's disease can involve different areas of the digestive tract in different people. The inflammation caused by Crohn's disease often spreads deep into the layers of affected bowel tissue. Like ulcerative colitis, another common IBD, Crohn's disease can be both painful...

    Crohn's disease, Diarrhea, Gastroenterology 1055  Words | 3  Pages

  • Role of Nurse in Prevention of Communicable Disease

    Role of a nurse in infection control In order for infection and disease to occur in an individual, a process involving 6 related components must occur. This process has been referred to as the chain of infection. The six steps or links in the chain are etiologic agent, reservoir, portal of exit, mode of transmission, portal of entry and susceptible host. To stop the spread of disease, one or more of these links must be broken. 1. Etiologic agent a. Metazoan – multicellular animals many...

    Bacteria, Epidemiology, Health care provider 1064  Words | 4  Pages

  • Cultural and Disease Paper

    Cultural and Disease Paper Roberta Williams HCS/245 February 22.2014 Rebecca Riznyk   Every 24 hours thirty six thousand people are diagnosed with diabetes mellitus! (Darrell Lynn Grace, 2011).There is twenty four million Americans that have Diabetes Mellitus, and ninety five percent have type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes is a group of diseases that is caused by high levels of blood glucose and is caused by defects in insulin production. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of...

    African American, Blood sugar, Diabetes 1188  Words | 4  Pages

  • Chronic Disease Paper

    Chronic Disease Paper A chronic disease is one that has symptoms that recur over and over, and can become better or worse over time. These types of diseases, “…cannot generally be cured, but an individual can often minimize the negative effects of a chronic disease through sane, healthy living and medical treatment.” (MSUcares.com, 2005) Diabetes is just one chronic disease that affects many people in this country. To begin, a brief discussion will follow describing what diabetes is, what risk...

    Diabetes mellitus, Diabetes mellitus type 2, Epidemiology 1137  Words | 4  Pages

  • Culture and Disease Paper "Rotavirus"

    Culture and Disease Paper: Rotavirus HCS/330: Introduction to Health and Disease June 11, 2010 Culture and Disease: Rotavirus First-time parents anticipate changing plenty of dirty diapers, however they may never consider that a minor problem like diarrhea can land them and their infant in an emergency room. Mothers and fathers can be shocked to discover that rotavirus is one of the main causes of severe diarrhea cases in babies and youth in the United States. Rotavirus is responsible for...

    Dehydration, Diarrhea, Gastroenteritis 1618  Words | 5  Pages

  • Communicable Disease Paper Hcs 457 Wk3

    Communicable Disease Paper Nichol’e Reeder HSC/457 October 13, 2011 Dr. Carla Riemersma This paper will be on genital herpes throughout the paper we will discuss, what genital herpes is, how to control genital herpes, how this disease can be treated, how it affects the community. Genital Herpes is a disease that is sexually transmitted disease either by mouth from a cold sore or either by the exchange of bodily fluids. Genital herpes is caused by the HSV virus which is Herpes Simplex...

    Herpes simplex, Herpes simplex virus, Herpesviridae 685  Words | 2  Pages

  • communicable diseases

    INFECTIOUS DISEASES COMMON IN THE PHILIPPINES REVIEW OF TERMS 1. Epidemiology – science, study of patterns of disease for its control and prevention 2. Patterns of Disease Occurrence a. Sporadic – occasional, intermittent a.i. Meningococcemia b. Endemic – continuous, constant in a given locality b.i. Malaria, Dengue (in tropical countries), Filariasis c. Epidemic – sudden increase in cases, short period of time c.i. Food poisoning (spaghetti), cholera, typhoid fever c.ii. Layman’s...

    Disease, Fever, HIV 3129  Words | 27  Pages

  • Sample Disease Research Paper

     Celiac Disease Etiology: The exact cause of celiac (coeliac disease, celiac disease or celiac sprue) is still not fully understood. The majority of those with Celiac have one of two types of a protein called HLA-DQ, they will have either DQ2 or DQ8, which is inherited in families. The reason these genes make the person more at risk of the disease is that the receptors formed by the genes bind to gliadin peptides more tightly and are more likely to activate and initiate the autoimmune process...

    Coeliac disease, Dermatitis herpetiformis, Gastroenterology 956  Words | 3  Pages

  • m1 - reasons for communicable disease

    Reasons for communicable diseases When someone contracts a communicable disease, it can spread very quickly to other people around then if precautions aren’t put into place in order to protect you and the people around you. There are three reasons that communicable diseases are spread from one person to another, the three reasons are; • Ignorance • Economic cost • Lack of education One reason that communicable diseases spread from one person to another is because of ignorance. Many people that...

    Cancer, Disease, Epidemiology 641  Words | 2  Pages

  • Diseases

    In T.l.e. Meliza L. Lopez IV – Emerald Communicable Diseases Disease | Signs & Symptoms | Causes of Spread | Treatment | Prevention | BIRD FLU (Avian Influenza) | • Fever• Body weakness or muscle pain• Cough• Sore throat• Some persons with H5N1 have sore eyes and/or diarrhea• Difficulty of breathing in a week’s time from onset in severe cases• Case fatality ratio is around 35% | • Bird flu or Avian Influenza is a contagious disease of birds ranging from mild to severe form of illness...

    Cough, Influenza, Lung cancer 2024  Words | 6  Pages

  • Culture and Disease Paper

    Culture and Disease Paper Angela Aimable University of Phoenix HCS/330 Trichomoniasis V. Lynn Waters April 1, 2010 According to the Clinical Microbiology Reviews, Trichomoniasis is a parasitic protozoan that is transmitted principally through having vaginal intercourse. Trichomonisasis is seen mostly in women but men can also contract it usually without having any symptoms of being infected. (Shafir, S. C., and F. J. Sorvillo, 2006). I will be discussing the factors, modes...

    AIDS, Chlamydia infection, Human sexual behavior 1400  Words | 5  Pages

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