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Infectious Disease

Lazaro Castillo 04/16/2012 Infectious Diseases One infectious disease I will be discussing is called Diphtheria. Diphtheria is a highly contagious bacterial infection, which mainly affects the nose, throat and occasionally the skin, but in more serious cases, it can attack the heart and nerves. Diphtheria is caused by a bacterium known as C. diphtheiae. The bacteria produce a toxin (poison) that is carried in the bloodstream and causes tissue damage in the area of infection, usually the nose...

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Infectious Diseases

Week 7 Food borne illness: Norovirus 1. What is the infectious agent (pathogen) that causes this infectious disease? For example, the name of the bacteria, virus, or parasite. a. Norovirus, more commonly known as food poisoning or gastroenteritis, is caused by several distinct groups of viruses in the Caliciviridae family of viruses. The family name is derived from the Latin word chilice – callx- which means cup-like. These viruses are single-stranded small round structured viruses...

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 INFECTIOUS DISEASE Rossana Zamora University Of Phoenix HCA / 240 October 1, 2014 Sherrie Sheets I was exposed with Tuberculosis in 2010 at my job by a patient, was the worse experienced ever. Being on 3 types of antibiotics for 9 months straight and lose of weight of 102 from 120 in one week. My appetite, energy dropped dramatically. In 2 two weeks been treated and taking the medication...

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Mathematical Model Of Infectious Diseases

MODELLING OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES (SIR MODEL) Infectious diseases continue to claim the top spot for morbidity and mortality worldwide, with an estimated of 10% of all deaths each year to have been caused by HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Infectious diseases have remained the major cause of suffering and mortality in developing countries, perhaps due to the fact that the aftermath of natural disasters often involve the outbreaks of infectious diseases. It is no wonder that the topic of infectious diseases...

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Chronic and Infectious Diseases

Chronic and Infectious Diseases Chronic and infectious diseases are diseases life threatening. A chronic diseases are non-communicable illnesses prolonged in duration, do not resolve spontaneously, and are rarely cured completely such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and arthritis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009). However, an infectious disease or communicable disease is contagious and caused by a biological agent, such as a virus, bacterium, or parasite also known...

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Global Infectious Diseases

Argumentative Essay; Global Infectious Diseases The risk of catching a disease that originates from across the world increases as the world’s technology and travel advances. The problem is, is that we can’t stop ourselves from getting a disease or stop traveling. Another factor is that it may not be something that can be cured and it may be contagious. The results of global deaths that come from infectious diseases are 25%. One solution is to develop a vaccine and/or other products to prevent...

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Infectious Disease WK2

 Infectious Disease Natalie Rabess-Denis HCA 240 August 18, 2013 Professor Morse Infectious Disease We are faced and come in contact with various types of diseases, those that you can seek treatment for and those that are incurable. Research has been conducted for many years and is still being tested and studied in an attempt to find a cure for these diseases. Cancer, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis, Influenza, and Chicken Pox are all forms of infectious disease, but one major...

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Infectious Disease (Chicken Pox)

Eric Zhong D17C 10/14/11 Infectious Disease (Extra credit paper) Infectious Disease - A disease caused by a microorganism or other agent, such as a bacterium, fungus, or virus, which enters the body of an organism. Chickenpox (Varicella Zoster infection) The cause of chickenpox is caused by a virus called Varicella Zoster. Varicella Zoster is one of 8 herpes viruses knows to infect people it’s common for kids but more dangerous for adults. It is known to spread mostly to kids at the...

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Infectious Disease Paper

Infectious Disease Tamarra Burnett HCA/240 5/11/2014 Bruce Gould Infectious Disease Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterial infection that is resistant to most antibiotics. MRSA is also referred to as the superbug or the flesh eating disease. It is common for patients to contract MRSA in hospital and nursing home facilities. In these particular settings, it is often life threatening. The University of Chicago Medicine reports more than 90,000 Americans suffer...

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Norovirus: Infectious Disease and Stored Water

• What is the infectious agent (pathogen) that causes this infectious disease? For example, the name of the bacteria, virus, or parasite. The infectious agent I choose is the Norovirus. The Norovirus is a small virus that is highly contagious. The Norovirus is also the most common cause of gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is often referred to as the stomach flu. Gastroenteritis is the inflammation of gastrointestinal tract. This includes the stomach and intestines. The inflammation usually...

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