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Zika Disease

Pregnancy and Zika Virus Disease Zika virus disease, or Zika, is an illness that can spread to people from mosquitoes that carry the virus. It may also spread from person to person through infected body fluids. Zika first occurred in Africa, but it has recently spread to new areas. The virus occurs in tropical climates. The location of Zika continues to change. Most people who become infected with the Zika virus do not have serious illness. However, Zika may cause birth defects in an unborn baby...

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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...

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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, or...

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Common childhood disease

 As the vast spread of disease worldwide has posed a great seriousness to our lives as well as to our children’s life in today’s age of information and technology. As we know children are more prone to disease. This is in light of the fact that the inbuilt immune system of children is low. Therefore, they easily get infected. It is clear that with Science of Medicine and Pharmacy rapidly developed, parents do not concern as much as before about common childhood disease for their children. They...

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Behcet's Disease

Behcet’s syndrome also known as Behcet’s disease causes inflammation of the blood vessels as well as other parts of the body. This disease was named after the Turkish dermatologist, Dr. Hulusi Behcet who first discovered it in 1937. His original description of this disease is a triad of oral ulcers, genital ulcers and ocular inflammation. This disease is currently recognized worldwide but the countries with the highest prevalence rate are Turkey, Japan, Korea, China, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Turkey...

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How Far Can Countries Be Prepared for Serious Outbreak of Disease?

Branislava Jusufovic How far can countries be prepared for a serious outbreak of disease? The future will bring contagious diseases such as meningitis, bronchitis as well as influenza and other infectious diseases; some of which are introduced intentionally. Recognizing that it would be impracticable to deal with the vast range of latent microbial threats individually, public health policy makers are devising strategies to appraise and respond to epidemics of all kinds. Such as public awareness...

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Is Addiction A Disease

Some say addiction is a disease not a choice, what do you think? With addiction there is no physiological malfunction in the brain. Addiction is a choice; in the moment. It is not a disease like cancer or diabetes. Addiction is not a disease that comes unexpected, it is what you choose to do, it is a choice. Addiction is chosen not by the brain does it come unexpectedly. “In a true disease, some part of the body is in a state of abnormal physiological functioning, and this causes the undesirable...

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Non Communicable Diseases: Main Contributors to the Health Burden in Developed Countries

access to health care and immunization programs in developed countries have resulted in dramatic decreases in undernutrition-related diseases. Unfortunately, many of these factors have also led to unhealthy behaviors, inappropriate diets, and lack of physical activity, which has exacerbated the development of chronic diseases, also known as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). These NCDs are now the main contributors to the health burden in developed countries (these are countries with established...

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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...

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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...

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