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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 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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Role of Emerging Infectious Diseases

Krupa Patel Midterm Assignment Microbiologist and Nobel Prize winner Joshua Lederberg first coined the phrase “emerging infectious diseases” to describe infections that were newly appearing in a population or having existed but rapidly increasing in incidence or geographic range.1 Emerging diseases can be attributed to either true emergence (i.e. a newly appearing pathogen that has not been present), increased recognition (i.e. a pathogen that was present in a population but has only recently...

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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 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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s Disease can be divided in two main groups infections and non-infections. Infectious diseases are diseases that can be spread or transmitted from one organism to another. Non – infectious diseases cannot, be spread from one person to another. Infectious Diseases Infectious diseases are generally caused by microbes known as pathogens. Pathogens invade the host and can cause changes in the body that stop parts, or all, of the body working correctly. Pathogens contain antigens that are made of...

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Epidemiology: Infectious Disease and Hiv Risk Activities

in the definition the distribution refers to analysis of persons, classes of people, places that are being affected by the specific disease and determinants refers to factors that influence population health; these factors may be chemical, physical, biological, social, economic, cultural, behavioral or genetic. Health-related states refers to causes of death, diseases and behaviors such as use of tobacco, use of health services and reactions to preventive treatments. Specified population refers to...

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HCA 240 Week 2 Infectious Disease

 Infectious Disease Victoria Jay HCA/240 June 8, 2014 Natasha Brown Infectious Disease What is the inflammatory response? According to "Definition of Inflammatory Response" (1996-2014), it is “a fundamental type of response by the body to disease and injury, a response characterized by the classical signs of ‘dolor, calor, rubor, and tumor’ -- pain, heat (localized warmth), redness, and swelling.” A very important part of the body’s defense system is inflammation; this is when there is a crucial...

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