INFORMATIVE SPEECH OUTLINE
Healing the Whole World Speech #1: Informative
Josephine Harscouet, Sheyla Rodriguez, Mallory Bridgman
Dengue Fever in Colombia and India
SPECIFIC PURPOSE: To inform my audience about Dengue Fever
I. With more than one-third of the world’s population living in areas at risk for infection, dengue virus is a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics. II. We would like to inform you of this disease because it affects so many populations and there have already been cases in the USA. III. Refer to point II.
IV. Today, we’ll present you with the profile of the dengue fever as well as how it affects India and Colombia. [TRANSITION: ] After presenting you those facts, I’m going to present to you the Dengue Fever. BODY
I. What is the Dengue Fever ?A. Dengue viruses have four serotypes. An infection with any of these serotypes can cause dengue fever and, rarely, the more severe disease, dengue hemorrhagic fever. As many as 400 millions people are infected yearly. Dengue hemorrhagic fever is characterized by a fever that lasts from 2 to 7 days, with general signs and symptoms consistent with dengue fever. When the fever declines, warning signs may develop. This marks the beginning of a 24 to 48 hour period when the smallest blood vessels become excessively permeable, allowing the fluid component to escape from the blood vessels. This may lead to failure of the circulatory system and shock, and possibly death without prompt, or appropriate treatment. In addition, the patient with dengue fever has a low platelet count and hemorrhagic manifestations, tendency to bruise easily or have other types of skin hemorrhages, bleeding nose or gums, and possibly internal bleeding. B.
- Six dengue fever vaccines are in development, but not yet available. The vaccine that's furthest in development is a three-dose vaccine for children. The results of a phase III trial were published in July 2014: it showed that the...
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