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The Emergence of Infectious Disease

emergence of infectious disease has garnered attention by those concerned with public health and safety; these diseases appear on populations or have existed before but have evolved and increase the rate of incidence on those within its range. There are many factors that can lead to the emergence of disease on a population from ecological or demographic changes, to evolution of microorganisms. However, international travel and trade has been a powerful force in the emergence of infectious disease on a population...

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Scrapie, a Prion Disease of Sheep

Scrapie Trotting disease, Nibbling disease MP Gupta • It is a non-febrile, fatal chronic degenerative neurologic disease of sheep and goat characterized by pruritis, long incubation period, progressive debilitation and death. • Goats are far less commonly affected than sheep. mohangupta63@gmail.com • They are generally thought to be prions, although a minority opinion suggests that TSEs may be caused by virinos or retroviruses. Prions are infectious proteins that seem to replicate...

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Communicable Diseases

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES  Communicable 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...

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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...

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The Impact of One Infectious Disease on Health , Economic Development and Lifestyle of the Area Where It Occurs

Discuss the impact of one infectious disease on the health, economic development and lifestyle of the area where it occurs? An infectious disease that affects health, economic development and lifestyle is HIV/AIDS. This disease is a pandemic that has spread over continents and all over the world. An area where this disease has effected the most is in South Africa, this is because it’s estimated that 5.6 million people are living with HIV and AIDS. Leading on to my next point, this has a massive...

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What Is the Infectious Agent

1. What is the infectious agent (pathogen) that causes this infectious disease? Hepatitis A is cause by the Hepatitis A virus. The Hepatitis A virus causes an inflammation of the liver. 2. How is the infectious agent transmitted through food or water? The Hepatitis A virus is found most commonly in the stools and blood of an infected person about 15 to 45 days before symptoms occur and during the first week of illness. Hepatitis A is transmitted through eating or drinking water that has been...

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What Is the Infectious Agent

1. What is the infectious agent (pathogen) that causes this infectious disease? For example the name of the bacteria, virus, or parasite. Giardia is protozoan and also flagellated. Flagellated means using appendages in a whip-like movement to propel. Giardia attaches to the host through the lining of the upper intestines. Once it attaches itself, it begins to feed and reproduce causing the giardiasis to commence. Giardia reproduces by dividing itself, which defines it as a trophozoite. This process...

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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...

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Diseases In 19th Century America

The average American was susceptible to many infectious diseases during the 1800's. Because the spread of disease and pathology itself were not adequately understood until the late 1800's(major epidemics continued to occur into the 1900's, however), and the practice of medicine was relatively primitive, the average life expectancy was very low. Many epidemics occurred in the new and thriving industrial centers of America, where rapid urbanization had not provided for adequate sanitation or living...

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Culture Disease: Tuberculosis

Culture and Disease Paper: Pulmonary Tuberculosis Introduction to Health and Disease/HCS 245 July 28, 2013 Professor   Culture and Disease Paper: Pulmonary Tuberculosis Tuberculosis is an infectious bacterial disease that usually attacks the lungs. It is considered a challenging disease to diagnose, treat, and control. Tuberculosis is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis and is usually referred to as TB. If it is not...

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